Kardinal Girls Fall To Lions In ACS Basketball Tournament Championship

Author: Coach Dan Gensel |

Last updated on January 5th, 2019 at 10:35 pm

The Kenai girls experienced 3A basketball at its finest when the Kardinals fell to Anchorage Christian School 80-27 in the girls championship game at the 2019 ACS Pepsi Invitational Basketball Tournament.  The Lion girls are the defending two-time 3A state champions and have lost only one game in two seasons.


The ACS boys downed Valdez in the boy’s title game.


Saturday Game Results:  January 5

SoHi Boys 50 -Florida 8

Kenai Boys 53 – Hutchison 57

Nikiski girls 44. – Barrow 35   3rd-Place Game

Kenai girls 27 – ACS 80  Championship Game

All games broadcast on KSRM 920AM and www.radiokenai.com


Friday Game Results: January 4

The Kenai Kardinal girls basketball team defeated Nikiski on Friday to advance to Saturday’s championship game at the 2019 ACS Pepsi Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Kenai girls 42 – Nikiski Girls 41  OT

The Kenai girls held-off Nikiski 42-41 in overtime to advance to the girls championship game on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Kenai lead 17-13 at the half and 22-21 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs outscored Kenai 15-14 to tie the game at 36-36.  Kenai held-off Nikiski in spite of shooting 0-8 from the freethrow line in the overtime.

Kenai Boys 63 – First Christian Academy of Florida 18

Kenai easily rolled over First Christian 63-18 lead by Adam Trujillo with 14 points and Braedon Pitch with 12 points.

SoHi Boys 57 – Hutchison 58

Leading 46-44 into the fourth quarter, the Soldotna Stars boys dropped a 57-58 contest to Hutchison.  Ray Chumley lead the Stars with 17 points.


First Round Results: Thursday, January 3rd

Nikiski Girls 54 – First Christian Academy of Florida 10

Bulldogs lead 19-0 after one quarter and held Florida scoreless in first and fourth quarters.  Bethany Carsten scored 16 points and Lillian Carstens added 12 points.

Kenai Girls 52 – Kotzebue 27

Kenai lead 26-11 at the half.  Brooke Satathite lead the Kardinals with 13 points and Jaycie Calvert added 10 points.

Kenai plays Nikiski in the winner’s bracket on Friday at 4 p.m.

Kenai Boys 64 – Barrow 72

Tied at 18-18 after one quarter, Barrow lead 37-32 at the half and never trailed in the second half.  Austin Stockton lead the Kardinals with 26 points and Andrew Bezdecny added 16 points.

Kenai plays Florida on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

SoHi Boys 48 – Eielson 59

The SoHi boys trailed 25-21 at the half and opened the third quarter with a 9-0 run, only to fade and fall 59-48 to the Ravens.


2019 ACS Pepsi Brackets Girls & Boys

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