Lady Wolverines sweep Tok

Cordova’s young Lady Wolverines swept past Tok by scores of 29-23 and 24-9 in home hoops action here on Feb. 28-29. 

CHS managed only one basket in the first quarter of the first game and trailed 12-10 at halftime.  A pair of three pointers by sophomore Jacey Pallas sparked Cordova’s second half rally. 

Solid, aggressive defense also made a big difference. Cordova held Tok to only one field goal in the third period, and CHS outscored the visitors 19-11 in the second half to win by 6.

Pallas led Cordova with 12 points; fellow sophomore Gwethalyn Jacob added 10.

Once again lack of ferry transportation forced Cordova to play early games on Saturday, Feb. 29, so Tok could catch the mid-day Alaska Airlines flight back to Anchorage.

The opening tip was at 9 a.m., and early morning basketball did not suit Tok well, as they scored 3 points in the first quarter, 0 points in the second quarter, 2 points in the third quarter and 4 points in the last quarter. Constant Cordova full court pressure was a key factor.

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Amee Hamberger led Cordova with 9 points; Gwethalyn Jacob added 8. 

Cordova played the series with four freshman and three sophomores.

Individual scoring

Game 1: Cordova: Hamberger 5, Pallas 12, Jacob 10, Tiedeman 2. Tok: Sam 9, Albert 7, Gunter 2, Fix 5. Game 2: Cordova: Hamberger 9, Ronkar 2, Pallas 5, Jacob 8. Tok: Sam 2, Albert 2, Gunter 3, Fix 2.

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Dick Shellhorn
Dick Shellhorn is a lifelong Cordovan. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 50 years. In his Cordova Chronicles features, he writes about the history and characters of this Alaska town. Alaska Press Club awarded Shellhorn first place for Best Humor column in 2016 and 2020, and third place in 2017 and 2019. He also received second place for Best Editorial Commentary in 2019. Shellhorn has written two books about Alaska adventures: Time and Tide and Balls and Stripes. Reach him at [email protected].