West Eagles Fly By Kotzebue Huskies

    West Anchorage junior Julius Adlawan throws down a lob pass in the Eagle's win over Kotzebue on Tuesday during the Cap City Classic at JDHS Yadaa.at Kalé.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The West Anchorage Eagles showed why they are a power in the Anchorage basketball circuit as they downed the Kotzebue Huskies 73-25 on Tuesday during the Princess Tours Capital City Classic on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium.

      West opened play with a full court press that stifled Kotzebue and the Eagles put 11 points on the score board before the Huskies’ Aiden Ivanoff hit a free-throw with 4:29 left in the first quarter.

      Kotzebue’s Ivanoff followed that with a shot deep behind the arch but that would be all the Huskies tallied in the first quarter as West led 21-4 behind a balanced scoring attack from seniors Chance Sahr and Braeden John, and juniors Willie Zamora, Xyomar Velez, Trey Ireland, Dean Laxa and Julius Adlawan.

      West opened a 43-12 halftime lead as Velez nailed two deep shots and Adlawan dominated inside and senior Blaine Bement scored along the baseline.

      The Eagles led 64-22 after the third quarter of action.

      Bement and Velez led West with 14 points apiece, Zamora added 12, Kiran Shanahan and Adlawan eight apiece, Laxa six, Breland five and John two.

      The Eagles hit 6-7 at the charity stripe, the Huskies 3-7.

      Junior Devin Sheldon led Kotzebue with 11 points, Ivanoff seven, junior Bron Baldwin four and freshman Ayden Wesley three.

      West will play Juneau-Douglas on Thursday at 7 p.m., Kotzebue plays Eagle River on Thursday at 3 p.m.


    Above - West Anchorage junior Willie Zamora (1) scores over Kotzebue junior Devin Sheldon (22) on Tuesday during Capital City Classic action at JDHS Yadaa.at Kalé. Below - Kotzebue senior Aiden Ivanoff dribbles against West senior Blaine Bement. (Klas Stolpe)

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