Anchorage Christian School senior Sarah Geagel and junior Dallas Dickerson combined for 47 points as the Lions handed the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears’ girls their first loss of the Capital City Classic on Friday 67-52.
Dickerson and Geagel scored at least five points apiece in each quarter in what was an up-tempo and full-court exhibition of pressing defense by both teams.
JDHS senior Gabi Fenumiai continues to pound away in the key and scored five of her 11 game points in the first period but the Crimson Bears trailed 17-11 starting the second stanza. Fenumiai also pulled down eight rebounds.
ACS led 33-24 starting the third period and 53-35 heading into the final eight minutes.
Senior Esra Siddeek led JDHS with 14 points, all in the second and third periods, and dished out six assists. Kaitlin Fagertrom added nine points and six boards, Kymberlee Kelly, Izzy Watts and Amberli Fitka score five each, Emily Winters two and Kayla Balovich one.
Tanner Ealum and Michelle Coderre added five apiece for ACS, Hollie Duncan and Becca Land three each, Casie Warren two and Madison Ealum one.
ACS hit a solid 21-26 at the charity stripe, JDHS went 11-27. Coderre and Land fouled out of the contest, Dickerson and Warren had four on their tally.
The win gave ACS a chance to wrap up the championship on Saturday against Sitka, the loss put JDHS into a must-win game over East to claim third place.