• JV boys’ sloppy second half helps Seldovia to 64-31 win
By Sean Pearson
With their varsity counterparts taking a well-deserved weekend off, Homer Mariner junior varsity squads stepped up to take on the visiting Seldovia Sea Otter varsity teams on Saturday.
In a low-scoring defensive showdown, Homer’s JV girls held the Lady Sea Otters to single-digits in each quarter to earn a 34-21 non-conference win at Alice Witte Gymnasium.
The young Lady M’s took control of the game early, jumping out to a 10-4 first-quarter lead. Homer saw consistent shooting from freshman Mariah Hendrickson, who was calmly tossing in lay-ups off the fast-break by the end of the game.
Homer went to the locker rooms with a comfortable 18-7 at the half, and pretty much just picked up where they left off. Seldovia’s defense picked up the pace a bit in the second half, forcing a few Mariner turnovers.
The Lady Sea Otters were able to convert a few of those turnovers into points, and doubled their first-half score. But it was not enough to overcome their hefty first-half deficit.
The Mariner boys JV team looked strong early in their game, thanks to a solid defensive effort. That effort quickly unraveled for the M’s in the second half, as Seldovia’s outside shooting heated up, and they took advantage of a profusion of Mariner turnovers.
In the end, the Sea Otters swam away with a 64-31 win over Homer’s JV. Seldovia’s Calem Collier scored 14 points in the non-conference match-up, while Souleymane Sidibe added 12.
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