Kodiak ESS’ first venture into girls basketball ended with a tough 34-31 loss to Lumen Christi at the Peninsula Conference Championships Friday at Cook Inlet Academy.
ESS went 0-2 at the regional tournament and concluded the season with an 0-9 record.
“We had a great season, beginning to end,” Kodiak ESS coach Phillis Amodo said. “I’m proud of the accomplishments that the team made along the way and how they have grown over the games that we participated in this year.”
Despite the record, the Ravens rostered one of the top players in the conference as junior Teanna Amodo was selected to the Peninsula Conference’s first team.
“It says a lot about how she is as a player,” Phillis Amodo said. “It means a lot.”
The awards didn’t stop there for Amodo; she earned a place on the all-tournament team and won the 3-point contest by making 15 long balls in one minute.
“Not only did she win the girls competition, she tied with the boy who won for the boys division,” Phillis Amodo wrote in a text message.
Amodo drained two 3-pointers against Lumen and led ESS with 13 points. The guard averaged 19.1 points in the eight games she played — she missed a game due to a sprained ankle.
Amodo scored 10 points in the opening half to stake the Ravens to a 22-13 lead.
Lumen outscored ESS 21-9 in the second half to steal the win.
Natalie Grubba tallied 13 points for Lumen, while Sophia Dupras added 12 points.
Kodiak senior Desiree Eluska scored seven points in her final game. She also won the tournament’s free-throw shooting contest by making 22 of 25 shots.
Jazmine White-Amodo and Claire Taylor were recognized for academic excellence. Both players have a 4.0-grade point average.
Nikolaevsk defeated Cook Inlet Academy 70-27 in the championship game. CIA bounced back to edge Birchwood Christian 53-45 in the second-place game.
Nikolaevsk and CIA will represent the Peninsula Conference in the 1A state tournament that begins March 17 in Anchorage.
Archangels 34, Ravens 31
Kodiak ESS 11 11 5 4 — 31
Lumen Christi — 6 7 11 10 — 34
ESS (31) — A. Amodo 2 0-0 5, Taylor 0 0-0 0, Christiansen 1 0-0 2, Eluska 3 0-0 7, White-Amodo 2 0-2 4, T. Amodo 5 1-1 13. Totals: 13 1-3 31.
Lumen (34) — Grubba 6 1-2 13, Ross 1 0-0 2, Warren 2 0-0 4, Thorsness 0 0-0 0, Durpas 5 2-7 12, Renfro 0 0-0 0, Howard 1 1-5 3. Totals: 15 4-14 34.
3-point goals — ESS 4 (T. Amodo 2, Eluska, A. Amodo). Team fouls — ESS 15, Lumen 8. Fouled out — none.
Coach of the year — Bea Klaich, Nikolaevsk.
Sportsmanship — CIA
First team — Elizabeth Fefelov, Nikolaevsk; Teanna Amodo, Kodiak ESS; Markianna Yakunin, Nikolaevsk; Sophia Dupras, Lumen; Ella Phillips, Birchwood.
Second team — Anna Henderson, CIA; Kailyn Kaas, Birchwood; Linneau Dohse, CIA; Annika Castenholz, CIA; Sophia Klaich, Nikolaevsk.
MVP — Elizabeth Fefelov, Nikolaevsk.
Team — Markiana Yakunin, Kimolaevsk; Teanna Amodo, Kodiak ESS; Sophia Dupras, Lumen; Kailyn Kass, Birchwood; Anna Henderson, CIA; Tatum Rozak, CIA; Annika Castenholz, CIA; Natalie Grubba, Lumen; Linnaea Dohse, CIA; Sophia Klaich, Nikolaevsk; Jade Robuck, Ninilchik.