Juneau boys finish fourth in Alaska Prep Shootout

Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2001

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team had to come from behind, but the Crimson Bears rallied for a 62-53 victory over the defending Class 3A state champion Grace Christian School Grizzlies in Saturday's fourth-sixth place game of the Alaska Prep Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

The Crimson Bears trailed by more than 10 points late in the second quarter and were still down eight at halftime, but Clay Brown sparked a 19-6 run in the third quarter and that was enough for Juneau to take the lead. Once ahead, the Class 4A Crimson Bears kept the lead as their depth wore out the Grizzlies.

"I thought we gave up a lot of easy shots in the first half," Juneau coach George Houston said in a radio interview after the game. "Clay got us going in the third quarter and we rode that while we could. I thought they (the Grizzlies) were tired. I think we're in decent shape and we play a lot of kids. Grace definitely tightened up and there may have been some fatigue."

In Saturday's championship game, the two-time defending Class 4A state champion East Anchorage Thunderbirds beat the defending Alaska Prep Shootout champion Wasilla Warriors 55-41for the title.

In Saturday's other games, the Bartlett Golden Bears claimed third place with a 58-56 victory over the Dimond Lynx in the third-fifth place contest and the Anchorage Christian Schools Lions took seventh place with a 64-50 victory over the Skyview Panthers.

On Friday, East beat Bartlett 67-60 and Wasilla edged Dimond 46-44 in the championship semifinals. In the consolation bracket semifinals, Juneau held on to edge Skyview 63-61 and Grace Christian topped ACS 77-61.

In Saturday's Juneau-Grace game, Juneau had difficulty figuring out Grace's 6-foot-6 center Tyler Gates on offense, as he blocked seven shots for the game. Juneau also struggled on defense against forward Justin Libby, who scored a game-high 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made four steals. Juneau did solve Grace star forward Hans Tulip, holding him to just six points even though Tulip grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

"They were blocking a lot of shots," Houston said. "They're long, with the 6-6 guy, and we tried to pump-fake and draw what fouls we could."

James Severin scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Juneau (5-4 overall), while Brown added 13 points and Ryan Monagle had 11 points and eight rebounds for Juneau. Curtis Lane, who'd been among Juneau's leading scorers earlier in the road trip, sat out the game with the flu.

On Friday, Severin dominated play with the best game of his career. Severin, a 6-foot-4 forward, scored 33 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as Juneau beat Skyview to end a four-game losing streak.

"He came to play, and we really needed that tonight," Houston said about Severin in a Friday night phone interview. "In the first quarter, in particular, he had 15 points and he had another eight in the second quarter. One of the things we've really been talking about is to get in on the glass. He had 12 offensive boards. They were in a zone (defense), and James was really active and got a lot of putbacks."

The Panthers only grabbed 18 rebounds as a team, while Juneau had 42. But Skyview shot 56.5 percent from the field compared to Juneau's 40.7 percent.

"You'd think with that rebounding domination we would have dominated this game," Houston said. "Our field goal percentage has definitely got to improve."

Besides Severin, Juneau picked up 13 points from Lane and nine from Joe Ayers. Lane hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter and Ayers broke down Skyview's zone for seven of his points in the fourth quarter as the Crimson Bears held off a late Panther run.

Josh Rowell scored 24 points and blocked three shots to lead Skyview, while Nolan Rose added 11 points and 11 assists.

CRIMSON BEARS 62, GRIZZLIES 53

Saturday's boys boxscore from the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School

GRACE CHRISTIAN (53) -- Tim Ingalls 0-0 0-0 0, Jason Hofseth 1-6 1-2 3, Matt Clarkson 2-3 1-1 5, Ryan Meier 3-7 1-4 7, Doug Wickler 2-5 2-2 7, Hans Tulip 3-14 0-0 6, Justin Libby 10-18 0-2 21, Tyler Gates 1-2 2-2 4, Kirk Sandstrom 0-0 0-0 0, Shane Musgrave 0-0 0 0, Sterling Strait 0-0 0-1 0. Totals: 22-55 7-14 53.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (62) -- Joe Ayers 2-4 2-2 6, Jon Carlo Malacas 1-4 0-0 2, Ryan Monagle 3-5 5-8 11, Julius Cumlat 1-4 3-4 5, Curtis Lane 0-0 0-0 0, Craig Kitka 0-0 0-0 0, Sterling Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Leon Bus 1-3 0-3 2, Clay Brown 5-11 2-2 13, Bryan Hamey 0-2 1-2 1, Jacob Miller 1-2 1-2 3, James Severin 6-12 5-8 19, John Mackie 0-0 0-0 0, Byron Wild 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 20-47 19-31 62.

GRACE CHRISTIAN 15 21 6 11 -- 53

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 12 16 19 15 -- 62

3-point goals -- Grace Christian 2-7 (Libby 1-1, Tulip 1-2, Meier 0-1, Clarkson 0-1, Hofseth 0-2), Juneau-Douglas 3-7 (Severin 2-3, Brown 1-3, Hamey 0-1). Rebounds -- Grace Christian 37 (Tulip 10, Libby 9), Juneau-Douglas 34 (Monagle 8, Severin 5). Assists -- Grace Christian 11 (Hofseth 6, Meier 3), Juneau-Douglas 10 (Brown 3, Ayers 2, Cumlat 2, Severin 2). Turnovers -- Grace Christian 15 (Hofseth 5, Meier 4), Juneau-Douglas 16 (Severin 6). Blocked shots -- Grace Christian 7 (Gates 7), Juneau-Douglas 2 (Severin 1, Miller 1). Steals -- Grace Christian 11 (Hofseth 4, Libby 4), Juneau-Douglas 7 (Cumlat 3, Brown 2). Fouled out -- Grace Christian 1 (Tulip), Juneau-Douglas 0. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Grace Christian 24, Juneau-Douglas 16.

CRIMSON BEARS 63, PANTHERS 61

Friday's boys boxscore from the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School

SKYVIEW (61) -- Mark McGarry 2-3 2-2 6, Matt Burdick 2-4 2-4 6, Ryan Mallett 3-5 0-0 6, Nolan Rose 4-8 2-3 11, Tony Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Storman Norman 2-4 1-1 5, Ty Edwards 1-3 0-0 3, Paul Shadura 0-0 0-0 0, Alex Hand 0-0 0-0 0, Josh Rowell 12-19 0-2 24. Totals: 26-46 7-12 61.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (63) -- Joe Ayers 4-8 1-1 9, Jon Carlo Malacas 0-1 0-0 0, Ryan Monagle 1-3 1-2 3, Julius Cumlat 0-0 0-0 0, Curtis Lane 4-11 2-2 13, Craig Kitka 0-0 0-0 0, Sterling Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Leon Bus 0-0 0-0 0, Clay Brown 1-7 1-2 3, Bryan Hamey 0-0 0-0 0, Jacob Miller 1-2 0-0 2, James Severin 13-26 7-7 33, John Mackie 0-0 0-0 0, Byron Wild 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 24-59 12-14 63.

SKYVIEW 13 14 15 19 -- 61

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 21 15 14 13 -- 63

3-point goals -- Skyview 2-5 (Edwards 1-1, Rose 1-3, Mallett 0-1), Juneau-Douglas 3-11 (Lane 3-9, Brown 0-1, Severin 0-1). Rebounds -- Skyview 18 (Rowell 4), Juneau-Douglas 42 (Severin 18, Monagle 6). Assists -- Skyview 18 (Rose 11, McGarry 4), Juneau-Douglas 10 (Brown 3, Cumlat 3). Turnovers -- Skyview 14 (Rose 5), Juneau-Douglas 17 (Cumlat 5, Severin 5). Blocked shots -- Skyview 3 (Rowell 3), Juneau-Douglas 2 (Bus 1, Miller 1). Steals -- Skyview 6 (Norman 2, Edwards 2), Juneau-Douglas 5 (Lane 2). Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Skyview 15, Juneau-Douglas 13.



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