Wolverines sweep Su-Valley in conference matchup

Wins improve Cordova’s conference play to 4-0

Cordova swept Su-Valley in a pair of 2A Interior Conference games here on Jan. 13-14.

CHS jumped out to a 41-21 halftime advantage and cruised to a 62-48 win in the Friday game.  Coach Mike Adams substituted freely throughout the contest, while going with full court pressure from start to finish. Senior Andrew Muma finished with a game high 22 points in three quarters of action. Andrew Werner, another senior, was also in double digits, with 16 points.

Saturday, however, was a different story. Cordova seemed in control at half time, leading 32-22. However, foul problems mounted, with Muma, plus seniors Zach Hamberger and Cameron Gillespie, eventually fouling out.

Su-Valley came roaring back, outscoring CHS 20-7 in the fourth quarter to tie the game 55-55. Freshman Christian Adams came up big in overtime, scoring 7 of his 19 points in the 4-minute extra period.  Werner, who finished with 21, had Cordova’s only other points in overtime, with a pair of field goals.

Free throws were a big factor. Su-Valley went 17 for 21 from the charity stripe; Cordova hit 6 out of 17.

Cordova played the game without 6-3 junior Cody Sjostedt, who was out with a sprained ankle.


The wins improved Cordova’s record in Conference play to 4-0, with an overall mark of 5-3 so far.  CHS will face stiff competition in the Cordova Tipoff, which began here yesterday, January 19.  They will face Haines in the first round, and then are paired up against 3A Eielson today.  The Ravens have been defeating 4A schools early in the season, and will be eager to meet CHS for the first time since the days of the Aurora Conference that ended for CHS back in 2007.

Saturday’s matchup will also be challenging, as Cordova will square off against the defending 2A State Champions from Unalaska. CHS fell to the Raiders 47-40 in last year’s State 2A semi-finals; and Unalaska topped Cordova 64-49 in the Rally the Regions tournament in Anchorage three weeks ago.

Individual scoring:  

Game 1:  Cordova:  Bailey 2, Muma 22, Hamberger 8, Sjostedt 2, Adams 6, Gillespie 6, Werner 16.  Su-Valley: Drover 3, Snyder 8, Pederson 2, Morgan 9, Pinard 7, Avalon 18.  Game 2:  Cordova:  Bailey 2, Muma 9, Hamberger 5, Adams 19, Gillespie 8, Werner 21, Melo 2.  Su-Valley:  Drover 6, Snyder 19, Pederson 5, Morgan 18, Pinard 8, Avalon 8.

Cordova won both JV games, by scores of 53-13 and 48-24.  Keegan Estes was top scorer in the first game with 15; Christian Adams led with 17 in the second game.