CHS boys sweep Nenana in conference matchup

The Cordova Wolverines remain undefeated in 2A Interior Conference play after topping Nenana 52-42 and 43-41 at Nenana on January 27-28.  The pair of wins improved their Conference record to 6-0, with games against Glennallen scheduled for this weekend in Glennallen.

Cordova’s Cody Sjostedt had a big game on Jan. 27, scoring 24 points.  Freshman teammate Christian Adams was also in double digits, with 17.  CHS led 28-24 at halftime, and held the Lynx to only 5 points in the next period, extending their advantage to 13 points going into the last stanza.

On Jan. 28, Nenana battled back from a 37-30 deficit after three periods to make it close.  The Lynx outscored CHS 11-6 in the last 8 minutes while holding Sjsotedt and Andrew Muma scoreless in that stretch.  Sjostedt topped the Cordova scoring with 14, Muma added 12.

Nenana’s Chris Jerue finished with a game big 20 points, after scoring 14 the night before.

“They are a scrappy bunch”, said CHS Coach Mike Adams.  “Plus they were playing without their big man, who was the Conference Playoff MVP last year.”

Cordova opened the trip with a loss to the Palmer JV’s on Jan. 25.  Stats for that game were not available.

The Wolverines now have an 8-6 overall record, with 9 games left on their regular season schedule before Conference Playoffs at Glennallen on March 9-11.

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Dick Shellhorn, author, reporter, ref and grandpa, can be reached at Shellhorn was born and raised in Cordova, Alaska, and has lived there his entire life. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 40 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.