The offense is clicking for the boys varsity basketball team.
After scoring a season-high 64 points against King Cove, the Seahawks kept the momentum going over the weekend, winning both of their road games against Nikiski and Kenai.
It didn’t take long for the Seahawks to start scoring during their matchup against King Cove. But it wasn’t until the second half when they were able to pull away and comfortably cruise by the T-Jacks, 64–53.
Missing a few players due to illness, the Seahawks played with eight players during the contest.
In the first quarter, the Seahawks struck first blood with a pair of baskets to gain the lead. King Cove played catch up all game. The T-Jacks came within five points before halftime, but that would be the closest they got.
While the offense did its part, Head Coach Al Plan praised the Seahawks improved defensive play.
“Our pressure was working, and we were turning them over and capitalizing on their mistakes,” Plan said. “We had a couple spots that we need to tighten up a little bit going forward, but we held them off.”
Three Seahawks scored double digits in the matchup.
Sophomore Max Pfeiffenberger lead the Seahawks in scoring with 17 points. Sophomore Sam Koster ended with 15 and junior Connor Spanos with 14.
“It was a great offensive output,” Plan said. “We played calm and got some shots that we’ve struggled with, but it was good win and they’re a good team.”
Rounding out the scoring for the Seahawks was sophomore Trey Ingalls with five points, senior Nathaniel Basalo and junior Bjorn Nilsson with four, junior John Moriarty with three and senior Josh Jarvis with two.
The Seahawks kept the offense going during the weekend trips to Nikiski and Kenai.
The team won 55–26 in its first matchup against Nikiski. As in the King Cove game, three Seahawks scored double digits in the contest.
Spanos and Nilsson led the team with 14 points each, followed by Pfeiffenberger with 13.
Seward’s matchup against Kenai was closer, but the Seahawks still came out on top, beating Kenai 48-42.
Spanos again lead the team with 14 points. Sam Koster ended with 10 points and Pfeiffenberger with nine.
“All these games were big regional games,” Coach Plan said. “The (regionals) tournament is still a little ways away. But all these games here on out are regionals, so we have to come to play every night.
“It’ll be nice to ride into the tournament with a little momentum.”
The Seahawks play again Saturday at 7 p.m. when they host peninsula rival Kenai.