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Lincoln helps power Anaktuvuk Pass to ConocoPhillips Warrior Rumble crown

February 2nd 2:46 pm | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article  

NIKOLAEVSK - Dyrell Lincoln and The Anaktuvuk Pass Amaguqs walked away with the top honors at the 2018 ConocoPhillips Warrior Rumble on Saturday by completing an impressive run through the tournament with a resounding 54-38 victory over Nikolaevsk.

With the win, the Amaguqs finished as the only unbeaten team in the three-day tournament, which was held at the Nikolaevsk School near Homer. Lumen Christi, Nenana and Nikolaevsk all tied for second at 1-2.

Jacab Ahgook and Chase Nay helped spark a third-quarter barrage that ended Nikolaevsk's hopes. Ahgook poured in seven of his game-high 22 points in the crucial first eight minutes of the second half and sparked a decisive 17-2 run. Nay and Deano Sheldon both added three-pointers in the frame.

Backed by their 17-point outburst, the Amaguqs took a 22-point lead, at 48-26, into the final frame.

Nay finished the game with 11 points. Justice Nukapigak added nine.

Anaktuvuk Pass staged one of it's bigger wins on Thursday with a 64-62 victory over Lumen Christi in the first round. The Amaguqs outscored the Archangels by a 35-34 clip in the second half to hang on for the victory.

Ahgook and Nukapigak led all AP scorers in the frame by throwing in 19 points. Josh Mekiana and Lincoln also reached double figures for AP, netting 12 apiece.

Lumen Christi's Andrew Bennett led all scorers with 41 points, including 25 in the second half.

Anaktuvuk Pass put itself into position to win the tournament on Friday with an easy 61-46 victory over Nenana.

In the win, Lincoln and Ahgook both starred for the Amaguqs. Lincoln, who was named the tournament's MVP, finished with a game-high 22 points. Ahgook chipped in 21.

Nay also finished in double-digits with 11.


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