Boys A Team
Boys A Team Wins Glennallen Tournament
Photos courtesy of Joe Prax
Crowds supporting GMS at their basketball games in Glennallen
Boys B Team
Rylen Case with the ball
GMS Cheer Section at Glennallen Basketball Tournament
Girls A Team
Girls A Team on the floor after a loose ball
VALDEZ GIRLS PLAYED TOUGH IN GLENNALLEN
Courtesy of Coach Laurie Prax – The Valdez Girls A Basketball Team beat Tok 17 to 15 in an exciting overtime to start off the Glennallen Tournament. Desi Woodgate led the team in scoring and had 9 rebounds. Carlie VanBuskirk added 4 points and 4 rebounds. Jasmine Hobson chipped in 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Kelsey Prax added 5 steals and 5 rebounds. Rachel Berkeley and Destiny Day had 5 rebounds apiece. “We brought down some monster rebounds,” said Coach Laurie Prax. “but we had a hard time putting the ball in the hoop. I was proud of the girls for hanging in there and bringing home the win.”
On Friday night, the Huskies faced an aggressive Glennallen team and did not get many attempts at the basket. In their final game, the Huskies stepped up their aggressiveness and fell just one point short of beating Northway. Jasmine Hobson and Desi Woodgate let the team in scoring with 4 points apiece. Woodgate pulled down 6 rebounds, Sofia Ramos played tough defense and grabbed 6 rebounds and Prax added five defensive boards. Hobson had four steals and VanBuskirk had five steals. “Without Moe Togague at the post for us this weekend the girls had to really step up their game. We learned a lot this weekend that will help us at our home tournament Nov 7th, 8th and 9th.
Girls B Team
Kelli Malcuit, Lola Compehos, Rylee Wade and Bella Smelcer ready for an inbounds play
Coach Petersen – Our first game of the Copper River Tournament against Delta was a bit of a slow start. The low-scoring game ended 11-10 in our favor which was enough to take us into the winners bracket. Lola Compehos led in scoring with 5 points. Bright and early Saturday morning we played game 2 against Northway. Our sleepy defense and missed shots saw us behind at the half. Strong defense from Sydney Cronk slowed their high scorer in the second half but we weren’t able to make up lost ground and lost 8-19. The girls were able to regroup and come out excited and pumped-up for game 3 and it worked! They had a 23-7 victory over Delta, and more importantly played very well as a team and had a lot of fun! Rylee Wade led the scoring with 16 points thanks to some great assists by her teammates! Lola compehos was on fire on defense with 7 steals. This win took us to the championship game against Northway. We came out much stronger than the first time we saw them that morning and played a very exciting game that led to an emotional 23-25 loss after DOUBLE overtime. This team has seen much improvement in our short season and we’re looking forward to our home tournament in two weeks!