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Kotzebue boys, girls claim Subway championships

January 13th | Tommy Wells, The Arctic Sounder Print this article   Email this article  

The Kotzebue High School boys' and girls' basketball teams might want to consider "The Den" at Nome-Beltz High School their home away from home. They have, after all, won more games on Nome's home court than they have on their own through the first few weeks of the 2016-17 season.

The Huskies reeled off three straight wins in Nome this past weekend en route to claiming the 2017 Nome Subway Showdown championship. The Kotzebue girls also went 3-0 and won the girls' division.

Kotzebue put on an offensive clinic in their first-round matchup with Delta. The Huskies picked up double-digit performances from four different players en route to a 75-67 victory.

Tye Ramoth provided the bulk of the Huskies' offensive firepower. He poured in a game-high 26 points. Seth Roetman added 15 more, while Bish Gallahorn and Trevor Edenshaw added 14 apiece.

Kotzebue had a much easier time in their final two outings at the round-robin event. They downed Unalakleet by a 63-36 margin in the second round and then rode an 18-point performance from Gallahorn on Saturday en route to a 40-19 rout of Nome.

Gallahorn and Ramoth both scored into double figures in the win over Unalakleet. Gallahorn tallied 16 in the contest, while Ramoth chipped in 11.

Unalakleet rallied to finish second in the final standings.

Ramoth was tabbed the boys' Most Valuable Player for the tournament. Gallahorn was also on the all-tournament squad.

Like the KHS boys, the Lady Huskies dominated the girls' division. Kotzebue defeated all three of its three opponents by a combined 81 points. Their closest game came on Saturday in a 12-point win over Nome-Beltz.

Alanna Conwell and Ashley Ramoth helped the KHS girls get off a quick start. They defeated Delta Junction by a 60-28 margin. Conwell tallied a game-high 16 points in the rout. Ramoth and teammate Calia Sieh added 15 and 14, respectively.

The Lady Huskies breezed to another win in the second round, downing Unalakleet by a 52-15 score.

In the win over Unalakleet, Conwell netted 16 points.

Sieh, Ramoth and Caitlin Conwell all scored into double figures on Saturday and led the Lady Huskies to a 50-38 decision over Nome.

Alanna Conwell was tabbed the girls' MVP recipient. Sieh and Ramoth were also named to the all-tournament squad.

2017 Nom?Subwa?Showdown


Girls' Champion: Team Kotzebue

Girls' Runner-up: Nome

Boys' Champion: Kotzebue

Girls' Runner-up: Unalakleet

All-Tournament Team


Lisa Okbaok Nome-Beltz

EJ Rachon Nome-Beltz

Hailey Williams Delta

Calieh Sieh Kotzebue

Ashely Ramoth Kotzebue

Alanna Conwell (MVP) Kotzebue


Mikey Scott Nome-Beltz

Arctic Ivanoff Unalakleet

Wish Gallahorn Kotzebue

Tye Ramoth (MVP) Kotzebue

Miah Helkenn Delta


Annalise Contreras and Aaron Motis (Nome-Beltz)


Aiden Ivanoff (Unalakleet) and Kerry Ahmasuk (Nome-Beltz)


Taeler Brunette (Nome-Beltz) and Seth Roetman (Kotzebue)


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