Girls Classic Day 2: West 66, South 33

By Van Williams
Classic Media Director

West’s Jordan Zackery knocked down four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points as the Eagles doubled up CIC rival South 66-33 on Day 2 of the Alaska Airlines Classic.

Zackery scored 10 of her team’s first 30 points and finished 8-of-12 from the field. She finished 4-of-8 from downtown.

West’s Jordan Zackery knocks one down from downtown. Photo by Grenel Sumabat

Tonya Karpow (15 points) and Natalie Drussell (14 points) also reached double figures for West, which pulled away in the second half by outscoring the Wolverines 36-14.

West’s Natalie Drussell goes up for a shot. Photo by Grenel Sumabat

Early in the third quarter, South looked to make a game of things after pulling within 32-24 on consecutive buckets by Olivia Heartwell, Belen Marchant and Isabela Costa da Silva.

But the Eagles quickly slammed the door, responding with a 21-1 run. Zackery buried a 3-pointer during the run and Drussell and Karpow each converted an and-1 for the old-fashioned three-point play.

Marchant finished with seven points and 14 rebounds, the highest single-game total of the tournament. Heartwell led South with nine points.

The girls portion of the Classic wraps up Thursday with Point Hope taking on West in the student game at 10 a.m. and Grace Christian playing South at 2:30 p.m.

South Anchorage Wolverines 6 13 6 8 – 33
West Anchorage Eagles 23 7 17 19 – 66
South – Nowak 3, Nevzoroff 0, McDonald 4, Heartwell 9, Marchant 7, Avalos 0, King 4, Carty 0, Costa da Silva 6.
West – Drussell 14, Maugaotega 4, Vaaia 4, Martinez 2, Queen 0, Katchatag 0, Quitugua-Banks 0, Karpow 15, Allen 0, Berglund 0, Zackery 20, Adlaway 5, Gust 0, Lindermuth 0, Hudson 2.

Nothing came easy for South on this night. Photo by Grenel Sumabat

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