Seward produced the tournament MVP but failed to claim the championship for girls and boys varsity.

Traveling to Homer for the Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament, the Seahawks made some splashes, but couldn’t bring home the gold. Playing three games over the weekend the boys team would go 1–2, defeating Sitka and falling to Homer and Galena. The girls went winless.

On day one for Seward, the boys started strong, defeating Sitka 63–51. 

Junior Connor Spanos lead the team in scoring with 17 points. Sophomores Sam Koster and Max Pfieffenberger also scored double digits, Koster with 12 and Pfiffenberger with 10.

The Lady Hawks dropped their first game to Sitka, 50–33. 

Senior Riley von Borstel lead the Lady hawks in scoring with 12 points. Junior Shelly Sewell also added seven points for Seward and senior Ashley Jackson contributed 8 steals. 

Day two left both the girls and boys on the wrong side of the scoreboard. 

The boys team lost to hosts, Homer, 51–35. Spanos lead the team in scoring with 12 points, followed closely by Koster with 10.

The girls team fell by a score of 43–28. Borstel scored nearly half of the team’s points, with 13. Jackson fell just short of the triple-double, scoring nine points, collecting eight rebounds and 11 steals. 

On the final day of the tournament, both boys and girls came up short.

For the boys, a 46–34 loss to Galena marked the end of the tournament. Spanos again would lead the team in scoring with 14 points. Koster would add another eight points for the Seahawks. 

In the girl’s final game, they found themselves falling to Galena, 54–33. Borstel led Seward in scoring for the third game in a row with 12 points. Sophomore Sequoia Sieverts added eight points for the Lady Hawks. 

Despite not winning the tournament, both the girls and boys team had plenty to cheer about. 

Connor Spanos was named MVP of the boy’s tournament and Ashley Jackson represented the Lady Hawks on the girl’s All-Tournament Team. 

Three Seahawks ended their tournament with more than 30 points. Spanos ended with 43 points, Riley von Borstel with 37, and Sam Koster with 30.

The Seahawks will next hit the road for a weekend tour, going up against Nikiski on Friday and Kenai on Saturday.