JDHS boys basketball sweeps Sitka

Egolf roused crowd with 11-point run

Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007

Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball swept Sitka this weekend, winning a total of six games during the two-day meet.

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JDHS Coach Steve Potter said Sitka fought "extremely hard, but when Juneau got the ball inside, we were too big and too strong for them."

Friday night, Juneau's varsity team won by a final score of 76-53 with Brian Larson scoring 21 points and Will Egolf grabbing 18. Sitka's top scorer was Kory Hansen with 18 points.

In the Junior Varsity game Friday, Juneau defeated Sitka 58-36. Sean Bavard scored 13 points, Zack Hepner grabbed 11 and Eric Gross scored 10. Sitka's top scorer was Ryan Peters with 7 points. The JDHS freshman team dominated with a final score of 66-41. Torry Franzen scored 11 points.

On Saturday, the Crimson Bears varsity team won 75-49. Will Egolf scored 23 points and Clae Baker grabbed 14. Sitka's top scorer was Kory Hansen with 18 points. Bryn Calhoun scored 12 points.

Junior varsity defeated Sitka 67-41. Billy Sarandria was the top scorer with 11 points. Sitka's Ryan Peters and Jeremy Espoleta both scored 12. The JDHS freshman finished with a 67-41 win. Cody Grussendorf scored 16 points and Sitka's Logan Lee racked up 8.

"After a slow start on Saturday, Will Egolf got the team going by scoring 11 points in the third quarter, all from the inside, all against double and triple teams," Potter said.

He said that Sitka will be a tough team to beat in their next Juneau match-up but added, "If we have the intensity levels that allowed us to succeed on Saturday, we will be successful."

Look for complete girls story in Monday's paper.

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