The Juneau-Douglas High School girl’s basketball team improved on everything but the final score as the West Eagles took a 54-38 win over the Crimson Bears on Saturday.
“It just got away from us,” Juneau-Douglas coach Dee Boster said. “I walked into the locker room after the game and told the girls I really didn’t have anything to yell at them about. I didn’t like that we lost and neither did they. It was a good learning experience.”
West’s Channel Bookert put the defensive clamps on JDHS’ Kaitlin Fagerstrom, holding the senior to just four points. Fagerstrom did pull eight rebounds in the game.
Tori Fogg took up the scoring slack and hit seven points in the first quarter and Rachelle Roldan added another triple to keep the Crimson Bears close at 14-10.
West led at the half 22-16.
JDHS scored the first five points of the third quarter as Roldan tripled and hit a pair of free throws but West went on a 10-0 run sparked by Bookert and were never threatened in the period.
West led 40-27 starting the final quarter.
Roldan led the Crimson Bears with 11 points, Fogg 10, Fagerstrom four, Sophie Hultberg, Kacey Jackson, Izzy Watts, Monika Rivera and Sam Heidersdorf two each, and Maddie McKeown one.
JDHS hit 10-18 at the line; West went 18-22.
Bookert led the Eagles with a game-high 15 points, Marshals Eady 11, Theyoung Puoy and Chamira Cockerham eight each, Fu’a Malaetia seven, Kiana Alcantara four, and Sera Tuiniua one.
The Crimson Bears next play on Wednesday in Fairbanks against West Valley.