A couple of quick notes before glancing at last week’s Northern Lights Conference results.
Face masks will be worn at the state basketball tournaments. That requirement was passed at the last Alaska School Activities Association board meeting.
“This action requries all of those in attendance for an indoor stsate tournament to wear a mask at all times. This includes all athletes, even while engaged in actual competition,” ASAA executive director Billy Strickland said in a statement released last week.
If a Kodiak team qualifies for state, playing in a face mask will not be a problem as players must wear them while playing City League.
The 3A/4A state tournament is March 25-27 in the Valley. The 1A/2A tournament is April 1-3.
Bartlett High’s Bishop Tosi sprung for 45 points in a 64-61 loss to Dimond last week.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, the 45 points are the most scored by an Anchorage boy since West Anchorage’s Da’Zhone Wyche put in 49 in 2016. Wyche’s 49 is believed to be the third-highest scoring performance by an Anchorage boy, trailing only West’s Steve Page (55 points in 1972) and Eagle River Christian’s Eli Yaw (52 in 2006).
For those wondering, Rob Foster owns the record for the Kodiak boys with 61 points in 1971. Terry Johnson scored 52 in 1996.
Colony — The Patrick McMahon show hit the Interior last weekend, with Colony emerging undefeated with victories over Lathrop (79-63), West Valley (68-58) and Monroe (49-48).
McMahon averaged 23.6 points in the three games, including a 30-point performances against Lathrop.
The Knights needed a last-second shot from Evan Gatton to defeat 3A power Monroe and remain undefeated ta 7-0. The Rams will be moving up to the 4A classification next season.
Palmer — Palmer has had a busy seven days, beating Wasilla (50-46) before dropping games to West Valley (62-41), Lathrop (62-53), Monroe (61-45) and Grace Christian (60-42). The Moose stand at 3-5.
Wasilla — The Warriors dropped to 1-7 on the season following losses to West Valley (57-55) and Lathrop (55-45) and Palmer.
Soldotna — The Stars were .500 last week, beating Seward (54-46) and losing to Kenai (50-30). Soldotna takes a 3-10 record to the Valley for games against Colony (Thursday), Wasilla (Friday) and Palmer (Saturday).
Soldotna — The Stars pushed their record to 13-0 with victories over Seward (56-29) and Kenai (57-28). Soldotna plays its first out-of-district game on Thursday with a trip to Colony.
Colony — The Knights had a tough trip to Fairbanks, beating Monroe (52-41) and losing to West Valley (48-39), and Lathrop (51-42) to drop to 5-3.
Wasilla — A week after losing to Palmer for the first time since 2009, the Warriors responded with a 58-44 victory over the Moose. Bella Hays erupted for 26 points in the victory. Wasilla also played West Valley and Lathrop, but the scores were not reported.
Palmer — The Moose played West Valley twice last weekend, but scores were not reported.