Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball beat Bartlett on Wednesday in Anchorage. They take on Kodiak in the opening game of the Lady T-Bird Classic today at East Anchorage High School.
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"The nice thing was, a lot of our kids got some experience and got some playing time," said coach Lesslie Knight. "We were able to work on some different things defensively."
Juneau 53, Bartlett 13
JDHS 10 21 14 8 - 53
Bartlett 3 5 1 4 - 13
JDHS (53) - Johnson 4, Tingley 5, B. Fenumiai 8, Karle 1, Harrison 8, Tarver 10, Highley 2, Larson 6, N. Fenumiai 5, Swofford 4.
Bartlett (13) - Todd 5, Neely 1, Everett 5, Ferguson 2.
Rebounds - JDHS (Fenumiai 6).
Assists - JDHS (Tingley 6).
JDHS took a quick lead at 10-3 after the first quarter and eventually won, 53-13.
"We pressed early in the first half," Knight said. "I think some of our pressure caused them to take some poor shot selections and turn the ball over."
Bartlett had 27 turnovers and shot 12 percent from field.
"Part of that's some of the defensive pressure we applied," Knight said. "Most of our players scored."
Bartlett didn't recover by the second quarter, scoring five points to Juneau's 21.
JDHS shot 80 percent from the three-point line and 45 percent for free throws. They were 4-5 for three-pointers and 17-38 for free throws.
"We struggled with our free throw percentage," Knight said.
"We look forward to playing in the east tournament game against Kodiak," Knight said. "We're hopefully going to watch some tape in the morning and meet them again."
Today's game against Kodiak will be a rematch of the Crimson Bears' 45-30 home win on Dec. 28.