Crimson Bears finish last at Prep Shootout

Breakdowns doom Juneau boys in losses to Lathrop Malemutes, Colony Knights

Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2003

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team lost its third straight game after opening the season with four victories, dropping a 57-56 decision to the Lathrop Malemutes in Saturday's seventh-eighth place game of the Alaska Prep Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

The loss followed a 57-46 defeat at the hands of the Colony Knights on Friday and a 57-50 loss to the eventual tournament champion Wasilla Warriors on Thursday. Juneau opened its road trip with a 71-59 victory over the Service Cougars on Wednesday in a non-tournament game.

"It's disappointing, but it should send a message to us that we need to get better," Juneau coach George Houston said. "We're off this week, and then we play Service here the next weekend (Jan. 24-25). In that ensuing two weeks we've got to get a lot better."

Even though Juneau lost all three of its games in the Shootout, the Crimson Bears had decent chances to win against Lathrop and Wasilla.

The Crimson Bears trailed for most of the second half against Lathrop, but rallied to take a 56-55 lead with 16 seconds left after Sterling Henderson made a steal and passed it ahead to Bryan Hamey for the basket. But Lathrop was able to answer with five seconds to go when Ryan Shaver scored on a rebound of a missed shot by Derrick Hall. Houston tried to call a timeout, but the ball was inbounded and the Crimson Bears turned it over before the referees realized what was happening. Lathrop was able to inbound the ball and run off the remaining two seconds for the win.

Earlier in the game, Juneau jumped out to a 20-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 28-16 when Alex Heumann hit a 3-pointer midway through the second quarter. Lathrop went on a 10-0 run to close within two points, but David Jones and Henderson both scored just before halftime as Juneau took a 32-26 lead into the break.

It was still 32-26 early in the third quarter when Houston was called for a technical foul. Shaver made the two technical shots and Hall scored on the inbounds pass and that started another 10-0 Lathrop run that put the Malemutes on top 36-32. Lathrop led 46-42 at the end of the third quarter and Juneau couldn't get closer than one point down until Hamey's basket with 16 seconds to go.

"That was my fault," Houston said of the technical. "It wasn't directed at the referee, but I said something I shouldn't have and he was right there and called it. That put us in a hole and we could never get out of it."

Shaver led Lathrop with 28 points, while Hall added seven points and 6-foot-10 center Kinzey Reeves had six points and eight rebounds for the Malemutes, who lost to Juneau 83-64 in Fairbanks last year.

Hamey led Juneau (4-3 overall) with 14 points, while Joe Ayers had 12 points and Henderson scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. Byron Wild led the Crimson Bears in rebounding with seven, but was held to four points.

"I thought we played better today, but we had 27 turnovers and we couldn't stop Shaver and that was a big problem," Houston said. "Yesterday we got killed on the boards and we couldn't make a shot."

In Friday's game, Juneau took an 8-6 lead only to have Colony close out the first quarter with an 11-0 run and a 17-8 advantage. Juneau trailed 31-19 at halftime and 42-30 at the end of the third quarter as the Knights maintained a lead of about a dozen points the rest of the game.

Brandon Hyslip scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Knights, while Jason Christensen had 11 points and Joe Reza scored 10 for Colony, which lost three games to Juneau last year.

Ayers scored 14 points to lead Juneau, while Henderson added 10. Juneau only made 17 of 47 shots on Friday, and was 5-for-21 in the first half. Colony outrebounded the Crimson Bears 38-24, even though both teams match up pretty evenly in size.

"We came within one possession of an opportunity to tie Wasilla, so we proved we can play with the better teams in the state," Houston said. "But we have to get a lot better. ... Hopefully we got something out of it and learned from this trip. We can play with the best teams in the state, but if we don't come ready to play, we're not that good."

Wasilla beat East Anchorage, the only team in the tournament that didn't go to a state tournament last year, 59-50 in Saturday's Alaska Prep Shootout championship game. Defending Class 4A state champion Bartlett took third place with a 64-48 victory over fifth-place Dimond, while Class 3A Anchorage Christian Schools upset Class 4A Colony 47-45 in overtime in the fourth-sixth place game.

Ray Schafer, Wasilla's 7-foot center, earned the tournament's MVP award. He was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Buddy Bailey, Ozelle Jamestown (a former Angoon player) and Derek Laws of East Anchorage, Doug Hardy and Mario Chalmers of Bartlett, Todd Alden of ACS, Warren Lewis of Dimond, Brandon Hyslip of Colony, Lathrop's Shaver and Juneau's Henderson.

Charles Bingham can be reached at cbingham@juneauempire.com.

MALEMUTES 57, CRIMSON BEARS 56

Saturday's boys boxscore from Dimond High School

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (56) - Sterling Henderson 3-5 2-2 10, Alex Heumann 2-6 0-0 5, Nik Hura 2-4 0-1 5, Bryan Hamey 5-8 2-3 14, Joe Ayers 4-10 4-5 12, David Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Byron Wild 2-4 0-2 4, Kolt Garvey 0-0 0-0 0, Adam Nelson 2-4 0-0 4. Totals: 21-43 8-13 56.

LATHROP (57) - Shawn Fletcher 1-3 0-0 2, Chris Pokrivnak 0-0 0-0 0, Derrick Hall 3-7 0-0 7, Ryan Shaver 11-17 4-4 28, Brock Graziadei 0-0 0-0 0, Michael Titus 2-6 0-0 4, Kinzey Reeves 3-7 0-2 6, Willie Blackburn 2-4 0-0 5, Nick Plutt 1-4 3-4 5, Jerome Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Maurice Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, Stefan Sele 0-0 0-0 0, Shea Frazee 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 23-50 7-10 57.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 20 12 10 14 - 56

LATHROP 12 14 20 11 - 57

3-point goals - Juneau-Douglas 6-18 (Henderson 2-4, Hamey 2-4, Hura 1-2, Heumann 1-4, Ayers 0-4), Lathrop 4-7 (Shaver 2-3, Hall 1-1, Blackburn 1-2, Fletcher 0-1). Rebounds - Juneau-Douglas 25 (Wild 7, Henderson 5), Lathrop 28 (Reeves 8). Assists - Juneau-Douglas 10 (Henderson 3, Nelson 2), Lathrop 9 (Fletcher 2, Titus 2, Frazee 2). Turnovers - Juneau-Douglas 27 (Hamey 7), Lathrop 21 (Hall 6). Blocked shots - Juneau-Douglas 0, Lathrop 3 (Reeves 2, Frazee 1). Steals - Juneau-Douglas 7 (Wild 3, Jones 2, Henderson 2), Lathrop 15 (Titus 6, Hall 4). Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - Juneau-Douglas 1 (Bench 1), Lathrop 0. Total fouls - Juneau-Douglas 12, Lathrop 14.

KNIGHTS 57, CRIMSON BEARS 46

Friday's boys boxscore from Dimond High School

COLONY (57) - Joe Reza 3-12 4-7 10, Rhett Magner 0-0 0-0 0, Clay Hotchkiss 2-4 0-0 6, Justin Schwartzbauer 0-0 0-0 0, Caleb Moffitt 0-0 0-0 0, Justin Coffman 1-2 4-5 6, Randy Hooser 1-2 0-0 2, Mike Benson 0-0 0-0 0, Jason Christensen 4-7 0-0 11, Jonathon Elliott 3-6 0-1 6, Brandon Hyslip 5-13 6-6 16, Kyle Coffman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 19-46 14-19 57.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (46) - Sterling Henderson 4-9 1-3 10, Alex Heumann 3-7 0-0 7, Nik Hura 2-7 0-0 4, Bryan Hamey 1-4 1-1 3, Joe Ayers 4-9 5-6 14, David Jones 1-3 2-2 4, Byron Wild 1-5 0-0 2, Kolt Garvey 0-0 0-0 0, Adam Nelson 1-3 0-0 2. Totals: 17-47 9-12 56.

COLONY 17 14 11 15 - 57

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 8 11 11 16 - 46

3-point goals - Colony 5-10 (Christensen 3-4, Hotchkiss 2-3, Hooser 0-1, Elliott 0-2), Juneau-Douglas 3-14 (Ayers 1-3, Henderson 1-4, Heumann 1-4, Hamey 0-1, Hura 0-2). Rebounds - Colony 38 (Hyslip 15, J. Coffman 6), Juneau-Douglas 24 (Wild 6). Assists - Colony 5 (J. Coffman 3), Juneau-Douglas 11 (Henderson 4, Ayers 4). Turnovers - Colony 13 (Reza 5), Juneau-Douglas 9 (Wild 3). Blocked shots - None. Steals - Colony 6 (J. Coffman 2), Juneau-Douglas 3 (Hura 1, Hamey 1, Garvey 1). Fouled out - Colony 0, Juneau-Douglas 1 (Hamey). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Colony 15, Juneau-Douglas 18.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING