The Cordova High volleyball team swept Cook Inlet Academy here on Nov. 3 and 4, winning Friday in five matches and on Saturday in three. The victories improved Cordova’s Conference record to 8-4.
The Lady Wolverines close out Conference play here today and tomorrow, Nov. 10 and 11, against Birchwood Christian. A pair of wins would insure a No. 3 seed for Cordova in the Conference Playoffs at SuValley on Nov. 16-18.
In hoops action, Cordova’s boys picked up a pair of wins over always deep Valdez here last weekend.
The young Wolverines topped the Bucs 35-30 in the Saturday B contest. Jaykob Thorne led Cordova with 10 points. Cordova also won the C game on Saturday, 32 -30. James Corales topped the Cordova scoring with 12 points.
Another close boys game had Valdez winning the B game Friday 25-24, by making one out of three free throws with no time left on the clock.
Valdez rambled to 57-22 and 44-14 wins in the boys’ A games. Asa Carter led Cordova in the Friday game with 8 points; Yovanny Rivera and Carter topped the scoring on Saturday with 5 points apiece.
The Cordova junior high girls bounced back from a 31-11 loss to Valdez on Friday to play the Lady Bucs to an 8-8 halftime tie, before eventually losing 25-16, on Saturday. Cali Sjostedt was top scorer with 9 points in the first game and 8 in the second.
“The games were much closer than in Valdez the week before,” Coach Brad Sjostedt said. “We’ve come a long ways, and I was really happy with their performance.”
Valdez depth showed in the B-girls games, won by the visitors 17-2 and 15-4.
The Cordova junior high teams close out their season on the road at a big invitational tournament at Valdez this weekend, featuring seven girls and seven boys teams.