Lady Huskies rally past Eagle River for 7th
The Kotzebue Lady Huskies probably looked a lot like the Internal Revenue Service on Saturday afternoon at T-Bird Basketball Classic at East Anchorage High School.
After Eagle River had built up a huge lead early, the Lady Huskies took it away.
Kotzebue rallied from a 10-point deficit on Saturday and cruised to a 56-37 come-from-behind win over Eagle River in the seventh-place game. With the win, the Huskies went 1-2 in the three-day tournament.
The Lady Huskies flexed its defensive muscle against Eagle River, holding the ERHS squad to just 20 first-half points - all of which came in the first eight minutes of play.
Eagle River jumped to an early lead. The ERHS squad outscored Kotzebue by a stunning 20-10 clip in the initial frame.
The Lady Huskies took complete control from there. Kotzebue outscored Eagle River by a staggering 16-0 clip in the second quarter and grabbed a 26-20 cushion at the half.
Kotzebue closed out the contest with a convincing 30-17 run in the second half.
Colleen Snyder led all KHS scorers in the contest. En route to being named to the T-Bird Classic's all-tournament team, she poured in a game-high 19 points.
The Huskies moved into the seventh-place game via a tough 45-42 setback to Seward on Friday.
Despite the loss, Snyder turned in a stellar effort for the Lady Huskies. She poured in a game-high 20 points.
Kotzebue opened the tournament with a 58-44 loss to Palmer on Thursday. Palmer rallied from an early lead to claim the win.
Kotzebue dominated the game early in the first quarter. The Lady Huskies pounded out a 15-4 run in the eight minutes of play.
Palmer rallied a bit in the second quarter but went into the half trailing 22-19.
Snyder and Mary Sue Hyatt both keyed Kotzebue's offensive efforts in the game. Snyder threw in a team-high 18 points, while Hyatt added 11.