Juneau girls fall to Service in overtime

Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2005

Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball players came out of the locker room pumped up, hit their shots and held host Service in check for two quarters on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, the Crimson Bears already were trailing by 14 points at the time.

Juneau rallied from a rough first half to send the game into overtime, but Service prevailed in the extra period for a 55-53 win in Anchorage.

"We were asleep the whole first half and didn't come out ready to play," Juneau coach Lesslie Knight said. "They finally fired up (in the second half) and scored a lot of points. ...

"They played hard. Had they played two halves, we could have come out with a W."

Juneau (2-2 overall) will open the 20th Annual Lady T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School today with a game against North Pole at 6 p.m. The Crimson Bears play host East at 8 p.m. Friday, and wrap up their first road trip of the season against Chugiak at 6 p.m. Saturday.

On Wednesday, Juneau managed to take a 10-8 lead after the first quarter, but Service went on a 21-5 run in the second quarter to take a 29-15 halftime lead.

Knight said Juneau players took higher-percentage shots than Service, but the Cougars had more shot attempts to make up the difference.

The Crimson Bears rallied with a 17-9 run in the third quarter as senior Mary Rehfeld scored 10 of her 21 points in the period, and Rehfeld added seven points in the fourth as the teams were tied 49-all at the end of regulation.

Service junior guard Lillian Bullock went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in overtime to pull the Cougars ahead. She finished with a game-high 28 points, while senior Sarah Jones added 15 for Service (6-0 overall).

With Service up 55-53 in overtime, Knight said the Crimson Bears got possession of the ball and called a timeout with six seconds left, but could not get a shot off before time expired.

Sophomore Talisa Rhea scored 10 points, junior Lexi Garvey added nine and senior Kate Potter scored six points for Juneau.

In junior varsity action Wednesday, Juneau trounced Service 49-18 behind 12 points from Veronica Leitz and 10 points from Kerstin Kimlinger.

COUGARS 55, CRIMSON BEARS 53, OT

Wednesday's girls game from Service High School

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (53) - Talisa Rhea 3 3-4 10, Lexi Garvey 4 0-1 9, Jordan Harvey 1 0-0 2, Kerstin Kimlinger 0 1-2 1, Sophia Smith 0 2-2 2, Mary Rehfeld 8 2-3 21, Kate Potter 3 0-0 6, Ashley Larson 1 0-0 2, Nicole Fenumiai 0 0-0 0, Andrea Doerflinger 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 8-12 53.

SERVICE (55) - Adrianna Aurustino 0 0-0 0, Kayla May 0 0-0 0, Stephanie Eldred 1 0-0 2, Lillian Bullock 8 11-17 28, Sarah Christianson 1 0-0 3, Sarah Jones 5 4-7 15, Cacie Welliman 2 0-0 4, Lauren Kaercher 0 0-0 0, Tannis Wilson 0 2-2 2, Sylvia Bullock 0 1-4 1, Melissa Bates 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 18-30 55.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 10 5 17 17 4 - 53

SERVICE 8 21 9 11 6 - 55

3-point goals - Juneau-Douglas 5 (Rehfeld 3, Rhea, Garvey), Service 3 (L. Bullock, Christiansen, Jones). Fouled out - Service 0, Juneau-Douglas 2 (Rhea, Garvey). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Juneau-Douglas 26, Service 18.



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