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Falcons' boys host Kayhi, JD boys welcome Kodiak

Hooptime teams to play at JDHS halftime

Posted: January 27, 2012 - 1:11am
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Falcons' junior Ty Grussendorf is starting to heat up from the field in recent games and adding to a potent attack for Thunder Mountain.
Falcons' junior Ty Grussendorf is starting to heat up from the field in recent games and adding to a potent attack for Thunder Mountain.

The Thunder Mountain High School Falcons did a great job on shutting down Petersburg Vikings top scorer Taylor Pullar on Monday night, now they will deal with Ketchikan’s 24-points-per-game thriller Kyle Day tonight and Saturday at the Thunderdome.

“We are continuing to work on our defensive and offensive strategies,” TMHS coach John Blasco commented. “We are almost back to full health and will reinstate players into the rotation as they come back healthy. And I believe they have everyone healthy including their center Travis.”

Once again, the Falcons may put standout defender Matt Seymour on Day, and once again provide help on screens.

“It is always exciting to host Kayhi,” Blasco said. “We know they are extremely well coached, disciplined, and have a very good player in Kyle Day. The team has been playing well over the last five games and our scoring average is up. Hopefully we can continue to improve and make these two very competitive games.”

The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears will have some running around to do over the weekend as well. The Kodiak Bears feature some tough backcourt matchups, even though JDHS beat Kodiak by 20 earlier in the season at the Alaska Airlines Classic.

A feature of Friday’s game will be a halftime exhibition match by Hooptime third and fourth graders.

Many of the JDHS and TMHS roster are former youth Hooptime players, such as: Tony Yadao, Lance Ibesate, Darien Stanger, Ryan Kelly, Jesse Miller, Ty Grussendorf, and Matt Seymour to name a few.

“Hooptime is a program I believe in,” JDHS coach Robert Casperson said. “Their players and coaches have an open invite to come to watch our practices any time.”

TMHS plays Ketchikan at 8 p.m. and JDHS plays Kodiak at 7 p.m.

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