Crimson Bears Win Southeast Alaska Hoop Championship By Beating Kayhi, 45 to 23

This photo taken by Elite Studios shows the 1933 Southeastern Alaska champion Juneau High School boys basketball team in their gym with coach Elmer Wentland standing in the middle. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Library (ASL-P294-039). For more historic photos see the A section page 2 or go to The Juneau Empire is celebrating a "Century of the Empire" and is encouraging readers to submit old photos, comments or information on the areas rich history.

(The following is a historical story copied in its entirety from the March 17, 1933 edition of The Daily Alaska Empire)

Score By Quarters

1 2 3 4 Total

Juneau 5 15 17 9 45

Ketchikan 5 10 3 5 23

The Crimson Bears of Juneau High School are the 1933 basketball champions of Southeast Alaska, after five years wandering in the wilderness.

They won the coveted title in impressive fashion last night when they defeated Ketchikan again 45 to 23, exactly the same score by which they vanquished the invaders Wednesday night.

Juneau deserved the victory. Kayhi looked much better last night than in the previous game. They had more dash and fight in their play and in the early part of the game looked really dangerous. For the first time in the series the visitors enjoyed a lead over the Juneauites for a few minutes.

The first quarter ended with the score a tie at five all. At half time Juneau led, 20 to 15. But following the rest period Juneau’s sharpshooters, with Haglund and Behrends playing the stellar roles, got in their deadly work and the margin widened as the game progressed.

Art Nelson, Kayhi guard, left the game in the second quarter on four personal fouls, which weakened his team to some extent, though Johnson, his successor, played well. Real Champions

No quintet that has ever represented Juneau High School has shown such speed and cleverness in floor work, scoring punch and all-around aggressiveness as has characterized the play of the Crimson Bears in this series. Their team work stood out. Backed by the sterling defensive work of Karabelnikoff and Marshall, there was no stopping the smashing attack of “The Three Musketeers,” Henning, Haglund and Behrends, on the enemy basket. Long shots were infrequent, the boys working the ball in close most of the time.

After the game Coach Hathaway said that Juneau showed more speed than he has seen in a long time in high school basketball.

Haglund scored the first point of the game on a free throw as the result of a foul by Homan. Then Karabelnikoff fouled Blandov, who converted, on a long pass from Karabelnikoff, Henning sunk the first field goal, but Homan tied up the score again by a one-handed heave. Kayhi jumped into the lead a moment later when Rolie scored on a long shot from the sideline. Just before the quarter ended Behrends made it 5 to 5 with a neat field goal. Ketchikan In Lead

Starting the second period, Nelson dropped one in for Ketchikan, but Haglund, Karabelnikoff and Haglund again quickly tallied with shots from the field. Nelson out, Johnson taking his place. Behrends made two points, Blandov got a point on a free throw, Behrends then duplicating. He followed up with another field goal then another just after Homan snared one for Kayhi.

Henning broke through for a basket. Blandov and Rolie added four points for the visitors on field goals, and Sande made a throw from the gift line. The half ended, Juneau 20, Ketchikan 15. Kayhi was showing plenty of fight and looked dangerous.Bears Get Going

As the second half opened the Crimson Bear machine got under way again. Henning, Haglund and Behrends took turns sinking the casaba to run the score up to 26 to 15. Blandov interrupted the procession with a neat basket. Haglund made a point on a free throw and two points from the field. Karabelnikoff slipped in two more markers, Behrends followed suit, then Haglund scored. Sande looped in a free throw. Behrends’ heave was the last score for the third quarter, which ended 37 to 18. Marshall Injured

Haglund and Henning helped themselves to a couple of baskets as the final period opened. Rolie edged in with a successful shot for Kayhi. Henning connected for his last two points of the game. Homan scored from the field. With five minutes to go Paul took the place of Marshall, who had injured his ankle early in the game but had refused to quit.

Homan made a point on a foul throw. Haglund ended his scoring spree for the evening with a pretty basket. Coach Wentland here put in Hansen, Ficken and Lindstrom, leaving George Karabelnikoff the only regular in the game There was no further scoring although Ketchikan was fighting furiously in an effort to cut down Juneau’s long lead.Stars Played Opener

Two all-star combinations provided the curtain-raiser entertainment. A group of players picked from the George Brothers and Firemen teams of the Channel League defeated a B.P.R.-Moose aggregation, 24 to 18, in a rough and ragged exhibition.

Moyer was high scorer, with seven points. Hollmann, Orme and Goss tied at six points apiece. Winstin Goss is a recent arrival from Kellog, Idaho, who has played with the victorious team. He made a favorable impression.Summary

Juneau Ketchikan Haglund (16) f Homan (7)Behrends (15) f Blandov (6)Henning (10) c Rolie (6) Karabelnikoff (4) g Sande (2)Marshall g Nelson (2)

Substitutions - Juneau: Paul for Marshall, Lindstrom for Haglund, Hanson for Behrends, Ficken for Henning; Ketchikan: Johnson for Nelson, Hunsperger for Rolie, Tatsudo for Homan.

Field goals - Haglund 7, Behrends 7, Henning 5, Karabelnikoff 2, Homan 3, Rolie 3, Blandov 2, Nelson 1.

Points on free throws - Haglund 2, Behrends 1, Blandov 2, Sande 2, Homan 1.

Personal Fouls - Haglund 2, Behrends 2, Henning 1, Karabelnikoff 3, Nelson 4, Homan 2, Sande 2, Johnson 2.

Officials - Referee, E. E. Engstrom; umpire, John Osborne; timer, R. S. Raven; scorekeepers, C. Shattuck and Ray Hall.


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