JDHS wins 49-42, falls 59-54
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears boy’s basketball team took control of the Southeast Conference with a win at Ketchikan on Friday, dropping the Kings 49-42, and then lost conference control with a 59-54 double overtime defeat.
“It was ugly,” JDHS coach Robert Casperson said of Friday’s game. “It was a pretty lackluster first half of scoring for the Crimson Bears.”
JDHS over came a slow start and a scoreless quarter to get into the conference standings on Friday night.
After being tied 8-8 in the first quarter the Crimson Bears did not hit the scoreboard until after halftime. Ketchikan held a 16-8 lead starting the third period, yet JDHS led 34-28 starting the final period.
Aquino Brinson led the Bears with 14 points, Keith Ainsworth added 12, Jeffrey Pusich 10, Gary Speck six, Bruce Jones three and Nathan Klein two. JDHS hit 18-26 from the charity stripe, Ketchikan went 11-28. Kable Lervick led the Kings with 14 points.
On Saturday the Kings led throughout the game taking a 15-11 first quarter advantage, 22-21 at the half and 38-33 into the fourth period.
Both teams scored five points in the first overtime and Ketchikan outscored the Crimson Bears 7-2 in the second overtime for the win.
Ainsworth led the Crimson Bears with 19 points, Speck added 10 and Jones eight. Lervick led the Kings with 11, Malek Almenzor and Colton Paulson added 10 apiece.