Lady Wolverines go 3-2 in marathon week

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines won three and lost two in a marathon week of basketball on the road.

The CHS girls first played a pair of games in Fairbanks, topping conference opponent Effie Kokrine 34-26 and 46-35 on Feb. 10-11.

Next they rode a bus down to Valdez for the Valdez Valentines tournament. 

Because Unalaska had dropped out of the 16 team girls and boys shootout, CHS was paired against the Valdez JV on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Cordova’s arrival was delayed by snow in Thompson Pass, but the Lady Wolverines edged Valdez JV 27-24. Cali Sjostedt led CHS with 10 points.

On Friday, Feb.14, Kotzebue blitzed Cordova 71-10. In Saturday’s battle for third place, Mt. Edgecumbe prevailed over CHS 49-13.

The weary Wolverines returned home on Sunday, Feb. 16, and will play the rest of their regular season schedule here in Cordova, with three weekends of conference basketball before the playoffs in SuValley on March 12-14. 

The Lady W’s will face Nenana here on Feb. 21-22, followed by Tok on Feb. 28-29, and Glennallen on March 6-7.

The Cordova girls are currently 2-2 in conference play, and 3-12 overall. 

Individual scoring

Valdez Valentines Tournament: Game 1: Cordova: Sjostedt 10, Arvidson 4, Vargas 3, Jacob 8, Tiedeman 2. Valdez JV: Wade 6, Christofersen 2, Brown 2, Hinkle 5, Woodgate 3, Taylor 44, Alfaro 4. Game 2: Cordova: Hamberger 2, Sjostedt 4, Vargas 4. Kotzebue: Makisi 11, Short 10, Martin 7, Schaefer 2, Swanson 20, Thomas 6, Baldwin 4, Gallahorn 11. Game 3: Cordova: Sjostedt 5, Vargas 6, Jacob 2. Mt. Edgecumbe: Anderson 2, Beans 8, Allen 5, Strom 4, Olsen 2, Ramoth 13, Kasheverarof 6, Prince 22, Miller 7. (Stats for Effie Kokrine games not available.)

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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.