Wasilla and Colony were the only two Northern Lights Conference schools to pick up wins on the first day of the ASAA/First National Bank of Alaska 4A Basketball State Tournament Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
Wasilla’s boys and girls were both the top-seeded team in each bracket, and both played like it.
The Wasilla boys blew past Lathrop 60-45, while the Wasilla girls beat Palmer 50-31.
The Colony girls received 13 points from Mary Klapperich as the Knights defeated Soldotna 44-33.
NLC MVP Kaillee Skjold led Soldotna with 15 points and eight rebounds.
Colony faces Wasilla in today’s semifinal game at 3:15 p.m.
The other semifinal features Juneau against West Valley.
The Colony and Kenai boys didn’t fare well. Bartlett thumped Colony 87-49, while Dimond exploded past Kenai 61-22.
The Wasilla boys play Service tonight at 6:45, while Dimond plays Bartlett at 8:30 p.m. in semifinal games.
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West Valley 48, West Anch. 32
Colony 44, Soldotna 35
Wasilla 50, Palmer 31
Juneau 50, Dimond 44
Dillingham 47, Craig 40
Sitka 57, Barrow 52
Galena 54, Seward 40
ACS 48, Hutchison 35
Service 47, Juneau 46
Bartlett 87, Colony 49
Dimond 66, Kenai 22
Wasilla 60, Lathrop 45
Nome 45, Sitka 41
Mt. Edgecumbe 65, Barrow 61
ACS 66, Hutchison 35
Monroe 75, Grace 22