CHS boys shine at Rally the Regions Tournament

Rally the Regions 2017 Logo

Facing 2A teams from southeast and western Alaska, the Cordova Wolverines won three of four games in the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic at Dimond High in Anchorage on Dec. 27-30.

Cordova’s only loss came in their first game on Dec. 27, when they fell to eventual tournament champion Unalaska by a 68-51 final. The Raiders were led by returning All-Stater Trevor Wilson, who poured in 32 points. Christian Adams was top scorer for Cordova with 22.

Cordova cruised past Haines 77-57 on Dec. 28. The Wolverines had three players in double digits, led by Adams with 27. Cody Sjostedt added 24; Kaiden Graves 16.

Cordova also had an easy time against Bristol Bay on Dec. 29, winning by a lopsided 70-42 final. Sjostedt and Adams led CHS with 23 and 15 points respectively.

Craig presented a stiffer challenge to the Wolverines. Led by Drew Marker, who had 93 points total in the first three days of the tournament, CHS battled to a 60-53 win, despite 33 points in the last three quarters from Marker. His 128-point total broke the tournament record set by Bradley Lake of Hooper Bay in 2015.

Kaiden Graves lead Cordova with 17 points, with Adams adding 13.

For the second year in a row, Unalaska defeated Unalakleet to win the tournament, this time by a 61-50 final.

Cordova fans will get a chance to see the fine run-and-gun Unalakleet squad in action here on Jan. 18-20, when they make their first visit ever to the Cordova Tipoff.

High scoring Unalakleet sharpshooter Arctic Ivanoff was named tournament MVP.  Trevor Wilson and Matt Faoasau of Unalaska, plus Kayden Bird of Craig, rounded out the All-tournament team.

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Dick Shellhorn, author, reporter, ref and grandpa, can be reached at shorn@gci.net. 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 and third place in 2017.