Boys take first, girls third in Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic


Gabe Bowlen
Staff Writer

The Kayhi boys (5-0) took home the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic tournament championship on Friday with a 76-67 win over Service. The Kings trailed by as many as 17, and scored 30 points in the fourth quarter to win.
On the girls side, the Lady Kings (4-2) lost the semi-final game to West Anchorage 49-35 and had to settle for 3rd place after a 45-33 win against South Eugene.
Senior AJ Dela Cruz won the overall three-point contest along with the girls division, while freshman Kristian Pihl took home the win on the boys side of the competition. Marcus Lee won the free throw contest, and was crowned All-Tourney MVP. Jake Smith won the dunk contest and was selected to the All-Tourney team. For the Lady Kings Brittany Slick was named All-Tourney.

Tournament scores:
Boys
Kayhi vs. North Pole (73-46)
Kayhi vs. Thunder Mountain (74-63)
Kayhi vs. Service (76-67)
Girls
Kayhi vs. North Pole (54-29)
Kayhi vs. West Anchorage (49-35)
Kayhi vs. South Eugene (45-33)

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