Lady Wolverines topped Juneau JVs (29-25) during a close game on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 during the 40th Cordova Tipoff.

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines topped the Juneau JVs 29-25 in an exciting final round game of the 40th Annual Cordova Tipoff here on Saturday, Jan. 14.

CHS had a comfortable 14-6 lead at halftime, but Juneau outscored Cordova 19-15 in the second half, and trailed 25-23 with 1:38 left in the contest. Aaliyah Tiedeman hit a pair of clutch free throws to help save the Lady Wolverines.

Jade Sharky led CHS with 8 points, Asha Estes had 6, Katie Pallas and Tiedeman added 5, in Cordova’s first win of the young season.

Coach Stacie Chappell’s “Kardiac Kids” were at it again in more close contests in earlier rounds of action. In their first-round game versus Hooper Bay on Jan. 12, CHS lost 32-30 after missing a pair of free throws with seconds left that would have tied the game. Shaunessi Schandel had a big game with 14 points for CHS.

The Cordova girls played in the only overtime game of the tournament, falling 38-34 to Lumen Christi in overtime on Jan. 13 after outscoring Lumen 12-5 in a fourth quarter comeback that tied it 31-31. Shaunessi Schandel and Tiedeman lead Cordova with 8 points apiece.

Pallas, Schandel and Tiedeman were named to the All-Tournament team and Amara Warren of Lumen Christi was named Girls MVP.

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The Lady Wolverines will be back in action today and tomorrow at CHS Court versus Glennallen in the first conference games of the year.

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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 2020, 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. Reach him at dshorn44@gmail.com.