Wolverines remain undefeated in conference play

Midway through the season, the Cordova Wolverines remain undefeated in conference play.

On Feb. 10 and 11, CHS swept a series against Effie Kokrine in Fairbanks by finals of 79-50 and 78-60, improving to 4-0 in conference standings.

The same pair of Wolverines that have led the way throughout the season continued to dominate their scoring. Seniors Kaiden Graves and Christian Adams each had 25 points in the first game. In the rematch, Adams hit for 32 points, while Graves added 19. 

So far this season, CHS has played only one weekend of hoops at home, topping Unalaska, Wasilla JV, and Scammon Bay to win the 38th Annual Tipoff on Jan. 16-18.

That will all change beginning on Feb. 21-22, when Cordova plays against conference opponents here at home for three consecutive weekends.

CHS faces Nenana first, followed by Tok on Feb. 28-29, and Glennallen on March 6-7. Due to travel costs with no ferry service, only Glennallen will be bringing JV boys.

District playoffs will be held in SuValley on March 12-14, with the winner and runner-up advancing to State at Anchorage the following weekend.

Individual scoring

Cordova vs. Effie Kokrine: Game 1: Cordova: Pena 2, Graves 25, Dundas 6, Thorne 2, Adams 25, Bradford 15, Estes 2. Effie Kokrine: Nakak 2, Evans 9, Joseph 7, Bergman 21, Newcomb 2, Juneby 2, Brown 7. Game 2: Cordova: Pena 2, Graves 19, Dundas 9, Adams 32, Carrillo 3, Bradford 4, Estes 4. Effie Kokriine: Nakak 2, Evans 18, Joseph 20, Bergman 13, Joseph 7.

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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.