Mariners falter in final home game against Seward

• Underclassmen Cabana and Hutt lead scoring in conference play
By Sean Pearson
Homer Tribune

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean - Pearson Homer senior Haley Oliver turns an offensive rebound into two points on Friday.

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean - Pearson Homer senior Haley Oliver turns an offensive rebound into two points on Friday.

While it wasn’t exactly how Mariner basketball teams would have liked to end their home season — as well as honor their outgoing seniors — both Homer squads left everything on the court as they fell to the Seward Seahawks at Alice Witte Gymnasium on Friday.
The Lady M’s got off to a slow start in the early game, falling behind 4-12 after the first quarter of play, and then 10-25 at the half. Homer’s only double-figure quarter was the final one, in which Seward still outscored them 12-11. Top scorer for the Lady Mariners was Tayla Cabana with 10 points. Senior Haley Oliver scored 6 points, while Aurora Waclawski added 4.
The Lady Mariners continued to take relatively-high percentage shots, but just couldn’t buy a basket as they watched most shots bang off the rim or bounce off the backboard. Seward continued its defensive pressure throughout the game, and outscored Homer in every quarter of play.

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - Sophomore Filip Reutov checks to see how much time is left on the clock as he brings the ball up the floor in conference play against Seward on Friday. The M’s fell 25-54.

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - Sophomore Filip Reutov checks to see how much time is left on the clock as he brings the ball up the floor in conference play against Seward on Friday. The M’s fell 25-54.

Things got out of hand early in the boys’ game, as the Seahawks’ 22-7 run in the first quarter quickly took the wind out of the Mariners’ sails. Seward’s hot hand from outside didn’t help things for Homer, as the Seahawks dropped seven 3-pointers to squash any chance of a Mariner comeback.
Sheldon Hutt led Homer with 12 points, and shot 4-4 from the foul line. Senior Sam Reinert picked up 6 points, while teammate Mark McGregor added 5. The Mariner boys had considerable trouble getting shots to fall, despite consistent scoring opportunities and several good looks at the basket. Three-pointers also escaped the M’s throughout the game, making it difficult to cut into the Seahawk’s ever-expanding lead.
Both teams leave tomorrow to compete in the Region III Tournament in Seward this weekend.

Friday girls

Seahawks — 46, Mariners — 27
Seward — 12 — 13 — 9 — 12 — 46
Homer — 4 — 6 — 6 — 11 — 27

Homer: Cabana 3 4-5 10, Oliver 3 0-2 6, Akers 1 1-2 3, Waclawski 2 0-0 4, Brown 1 0-0 2, Luck 1 0-0 2.
Totals: 11 5-9 27.
Team fouls: Seward 9; Homer 16.

Friday boys

Seahawks — 54, Mariners — 25
Seward — 22 — 9 — 12 — 11 — 54
Homer — 7 — 8 — 8 — 2 — 25

Homer: Hutt 4 4-4 12, Reinert 3 0-0 6, McGregor 2 1-2 5, Brown 1 0-2 2.
Totals: 10 5-8 25.
Team fouls: Seward 9; Homer 12.

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