Juneau Sports Shorts

Last Time Trial!

The Juneau Freewheelers last time trial at False Outer Point provided excellent conditions and a good turnout to ride. Scott Jones led the field with a top time of 23:09, followed by Robert Sowers 23:28, Forrest Bowers 25:46, Jim U 26:32, Dan Robinson 26:47, Ryan Bischoff 26:49, Mark Niedhold 27:05, Jamie Bursell 28:16 (1st place woman), Laird Oliff 28:18, Riley Moser 29:10, Brandee Gerkee 29:23, Alysia Jones 29:54, Michael Malin 30:53, Cathy Tide 31:16, and
KC Kent 33:54. Next up for Juneau riders, and those attending from out of town will be the August 10-12th Tour Of Juneau, a four-stage race including a Prologue, Hill Climb, Time Trial and Road Race. Look for more information in the coming days or contact John McConnochie at 723-1876 or jpm@gci.net.

HoopTime shines!

AAU HoopTime Alaska took 5th place out of 18 teams in the AAU West Coast Nationals championship, held in Las Vegas July 19-22nd. Juneau HoopTime won their first game 54-46 over Arizona’s Ceres Shock White. Kyle White replaced center Jacob Calloway, hurt in warm-ups. Adam Empson led with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals; Matt Seymour added 12 points, 10 rebounds and 6 steals. Luke Nye and White controlled the boards. Nye grabbed 10 rebounds and added 8 points.

HoopTime lost 76-39 to Simi Valley, California’s “Hard Work” team. According to coach Saviers the game was lost early as Matt Seymour picked up 4 fouls fast. Seymour led with 10 points, Empson added 9 points, Calloway 6 points, Trent Uddipa, John Yadao, and Mark Uddipa 5 points each.

HoopTime rebounded with a huge win against a very tough team from Hawaii. Saviers stated, “The athletes performed just as they were coached by Coach Houston--the last 4 months are all kudos to him! By their application of what Coach Houston taught them, the kids showed their maturity! I was proud of that.” Seymour scored 14 points and had 7 steals, Empson 17 points, Calloway 11, Nye 7, Mike, Mark and Trent Uddipa 2 points apiece and Kevin Guimmayen 1.

HoopTime lost their final game in overtime to San Diego’s Supreme Court Team 65-61. “The game could have gone either way; I wish I could re-coach it,” said Saviers. Seymour knocked down 24 points, Empson 12, Calloway 10, T. Uddipa 7, Nye and White 4 apiece. HoopTime now goes onto compete in the Las Vegas Grand Finale where 12 top teams square off in an end of the year tournament.

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JDHS girls sweep 3A Sitka

Early in the third quarter and leading by seven points, Kendyl Carson and Caitlin Pusich traded 3-point attempts, each missing two in a row on an extended Crimson Bears possession. It was that kind of night for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team. Fortunately, visiting Sitka also shot poorly, and JDHS escaped Friday with a 41-31 win.

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