Cordova boys open conference play with sweep of SuValley

The Cordova Wolverines opened conference play with a sweep of SuValley on Jan. 6-7.

To consolidate airline trips due to lack of ferry service, the Wolverines stayed in Anchorage following the Rally the Regions tournament, and then drove to SuValley for an unusual Monday-Tuesday set of games.

The Wolverines rambled to a pair of 20-point victories, completing their eight-day road trip with five wins and one loss.

Cordova had three players in double digits in the first game, a 71-51 shootout. Christian Adams finished with 22 points; Kaiden Graves added 17, and Keegan Estes had 11. 

CHS cranked up the defense in the second game, holding the Rams to 32 points in a low scoring 52-32 win. Only three Rams scored in the contest, led by 23 from Cyrus Folley. 

The senior trio of Graves, Adams and Estes were again top scorers for CHS, with 21, 10 and 10 points respectively.

Individual scoring

Game 1: Cordova: Pena 1, Graves 17, Dundas 6, Russin 6, Muma 2, Adams 24, Bradford 3, Estes 11. SuValley: Jolley, C. 18, Slatler 1, Waite 5, Jolley, B. 4, Kehoe 14, Lunford 9. Game 2: Cordova: Pena 2, Graves  21, Dundas 4, Adams 10, Carrillo 2, Bradford 5, Estes 10. SuValley: Jolley, C. 23, Jolley, B. 2, Kehoe 7.

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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 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.