Prep Basketball Scores

FAIRBANKS, Ak-In high school hoops action from last night. The West Valley Wolfpack came into Eielson's ravens nest.

Jovante Kincaid starts the scoring for Eielson he had 12 points in this one but the Wolfpack answered with a 7-0 run capping it off was Daniel Hornbuckle who had great game of 21 points.
Eielson would respond cutting it to 7-6 with a Jesse Snicker layup in transition Snicker finished with 11. But West Valley closed the quarter on 22-3 run.

Larenzo Graham almost had another triple double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists.

The Wolfpack pounce on the Ravens for a 75-33 win. The Wolfpack are 8 and 4 in their last 12 games.

The girls team for West Valley was just as dominate. They led 44 to 9 at halftime over the Ravens and that would continue in the second half.

The Wolfpack hit from outside with Caitlyn Brice, inside with Martina Washburn and got in transition as well but the star of this game was Lawjen Ashmore.

The final was 69-22 but Ashmore dropped 23 points outscoring the Eielson Ravens all by her lonesome.

West Valley point guard Carlee Marques talked about not taking a blowout win like this lightly.

"Yeah, we just decided that we wanted to go in here and play a good game. We tried to decide to play like exactly how I played in this game, so take what we did in this game and do it in the next one. Against harder teams of course it will be harder, but we're going to try our best," Marques said.

In Boileau Hall the Monroe Ram girls notched their first conference win of the season last night.

Sara Hajdukovich and Andi Clark led a one two attack for Monroe with 11 points a piece. The Rams outscored the Delta Junction Huskies in the second quarter 9 to two and Hajdukovich was a hot 5 for 5 from the floor a hit a big three in the third to maintain the lead for Monroe who win 37-25.

Delta was led by Dianna Linnik's 11 points.

Monroe head coach Leah Stepovich was proud of her girls.

"We came out the second half and we exicuted some things that we didn't do the first half. I mean, we've had a rough start, we've had a tough schedule and the girls, they never quit and I couldn't ask for harder workers. I'm really proud of them because they diserve to win."

The Monroe boys continued their winning ways with their trademark pressure defense which led to offense.

The Rams built a 19-6 first quarter lead and would not be challenged winning 63-23 over Delta for the home sweep.

Vald Didenko had 10 for the Huskies but Tyler Wells led all players with a game high 17 points and Milo Hajdukovich established himself in the post with 15 points.

The Rams are 6-0 in conference and 17-1 overall this season.

Then this is what may have been considered the upset of the night-the North Pole Patriots and Lathrop Malemutes in girls basketball. The Patriots executed their game plan of keeping freshman phenom Ruthie Hebard off the boards and it worked especially when you can hit outside shots.

Raegan Smothers went off for 20 points, 5 assists, and 5 steals hitting three treys and Erica Croxen added three from deep and finished with 11 points in the 50-40 win for North Pole. Erisha Talley led Lathrop with 14 points and Jasmine White had 13. Hebard finished with 10 points.

"We had to be tough with the ball and we had to be smart offensively, not to take stupid shots. It's always been personal between Jasmine and I because she used to play with me and I like playing against her. She's a good defender and makes me better," North Pole point guard Raegan Smothers said.

North Pole senior guard Erica Croxen said, "I do feel like it's my year. They have beaten West Valley, but we keep on beating Lathrop. So, that helps us with our confidence between all different teams."

In the boys game it was close early but no upset for the Patriots. They had a spirited first quarter with Austin McCoy and Tyler Hill hitting shots and layups. The Patriots trailed by just one at the end of the first but the Malemutes scored 21 points to North Pole's eight in the second and would go on to win 64-27.

Alex Jordan had 13 points for Lathrop leading three Malemutes in double figures.