COMING AT YOU—Nome Nanook Jocelyn Nichols-Takak and Seward Seahawk Ava Jagielski race to grab a ball that’s flying out of bounds, during the Ruckus at the Rec tournament on Saturday, January 20. BIG ENTRANCE- The Lady Nanooks take to the court Friday night of Ruckus at the Rec. THREE POINTS- Cohen Booth attempts a three point shot while the Seahawks try to block it.HOLD FOR REBOUND- Nanooks and Seahawks alike rush to the basket to get the rebound. REVERSE- Finn Gregg scores points with a reverse layup. PEP BAND- The Nome Community Pep Band organized by Angela Hansen kept the energy at the Rec Center high during Ruckus at the Rec. WIND UP- Nanook BrookLynn Crowe catches the ball prepares to pass it. CHEER FOR A PRIZE- Alohna Johnson and the Nome-Beltz Cheer team throws out goodie bags to the crowd at Ruckus at the Rec. DRIBBLING- Nanook Finn Gregg dribbles around Seahawk Ben Ambrosiani.ALL SMILES- Cheerleader Kara Johanson runs to throw goodie bags to the crowd attending the Ruckus at the Rec games. FORMATION- the Nome-Beltz cheer team stands in formation as players are announced to start the Ruckus at the Rec Games.JUMP- Nanook Cohen Booth and Seahawk Ben Ambrosiani jump for the ball to start the game. CAUGHT IT!- BrookLynn Crowe leaps up to catch a rebound. GREEN SCREEN-Nanook Jon Smith is surrounded by a sea of green Seahawks. HOPS- Seahawk Ben Ambrosiani reaches up to block Nanook Rochard Cross’ layup.JUMP SHOT- Orson Hoogendorn jumps up to shoot a basket.OVER HERE! - Cohen Booth reaches up to catch a pass while being guarded by Nick Ambrosiani of Seward.GOT IT- Finn Gregg plucks a pass out of the sky. ACROSS THE COURT- Richard Cross races across the court to make a buzzer-beating layup.REACHING- Seahawk Mikinley Williams, Nanook Benny Lie and Seahawk Robin Cronin all jump to get a rebound while their teammates look on. REBOUND READY- Nanooks and Seahawks are poised and ready for a rebound from Finn Gregg’s foul shot. ROLLING- Nanook Richard Cross and Seahawk Nick Ambrosiani tumble over each other while reaching for a rolling ball. PUT IT UP-Nanook Jocelyn Nichols-Takak takes a shot while Seahawk Mikinley Williams goes for the rebound. WIN- Nanooks celebrate their win over Seward on Friday night of Ruckus at the Rec.

Nanooks make a Ruckus at the Rec

Last weekend the Nanooks took to the court in a different venue, hosting Teller JV boys and Seward boys’ and girls’ varsity teams at the Nome Rec Center for the “Ruckus at the Rec” tournament.
Friday night Teller JV beat Nome JV boys with a final game score of 75 to 51.
With the stands full and the pep band playing, Nome varsity boys faced off against Seward and secured an exciting win of 64-49.
Top scorers of the game were senior Finn Gregg and freshman Cohen Booth earning 25 and 18 points respectively.
The Lady Nanooks then took on Seward varsity girls. The game was very close, with a halftime score of 16-14 for the Seward Seahawks but Nome pulled ahead in the second half and won with a final score of 43-22.
On Saturday the JV teams had a schedule change, playing at 12:15 p.m. in the Nanook Den because Teller needed fly out earlier than expected. Teller beat the JV Nanooks again with a final score of 75- 45.
Nome varsity girls and Seward varsity girls once again stepped onto the Rec center court for a back-and-forth game. The Seahawks maintained a steady lead for most of the game but the Lady Nanooks never stopped fighting. In the last minutes of the fourth quarter Nome had a comeback that had the crowd on their feet, with just 9.6 seconds of the game they needed one shot to close the two-point gap. The crowd held their breath as a 3-point shot was taken and missed. Though the Lady Nanooks lost 34-32 to the Seahawks, they put everything into the game.
Top scorers for the Nanooks were Sophomores BrookLynn Crowe with 11 points and Nercyn Lie with 8 points.
Varsity Nanooks followed with an exciting second game against Seward. Fighting for redemption the Seahawks attempted to pierce Nome’s solid defense.
At the end of the first quarter, starter Richard Cross injured himself after making a buzzer-beater layup and he was out for the rest of the game.
Nome took a strong lead in the second quarter and continued to dominate for the rest of the game, ending the night with a 53-25 win.
Both Varsity teams will travel to Kotzebue this weekend for the Kotzebue Husky Shootout.

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