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Juneau girls rebound for split in Ketchikan

Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2002

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team rebounded from a 20-point loss on Friday to claim a 42-33 victory over the Ketchikan Kings on Saturday, earning a split of their two-game Region V-Class 4A series at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Gym.

On Friday, Ketchikan won 59-39 as the Kings broke open a close game with a 17-4 fourth-quarter advantage.

"We only scored three more points today," Juneau coach Jim Hamey said about the difference between the two games. "But we didn't press and they didn't get cheap baskets."

In Saturday's game, Juneau had several players in foul trouble and three players had four fouls early in the fourth quarter. But the Crimson Bears, ranked third in the state, managed to keep their heads and only Amy Neussl fouled out of the game, late in the fourth quarter when the score was pretty much decided.

"We had a lot of people play today and they did a nice job," Hamey said. "We had a lot of people come off the bench when we got in foul trouble. We were in serious foul trouble. I looked up at the scoreboard and we had 10, no that was 11, fouls early in the fourth quarter and they had four. But we hung in there."

Hamey said he went with a shorter lineup in Saturday's game to counter Ketchikan's smaller, quicker players. He started three guards -- Kari Parr, Suzanne Parr and Kendri Cesar -- with Neussl and center Hilary Rehfeld.

"It's nice to show we can play on the road against a good team," Hamey said. "We played hellacious defense. Kayhi's got a good team, and those two girls they picked up from Metlakatla (Ashley Hayward and Darcel Williams) really help them."

Cesar led Juneau in scoring with a career-high 21 points, while Neussl added seven. Deanna Hallman scored seven points to lead Ketchikan.

Juneau improved to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in region. Ketchikan dropped to 8-2 overall and 2-2 in region.

"We did a poor job running our offense and we really should be further along this late in the season," Hamey said. "But we played hard and I think we learned a lot. There was a big difference in our enthusiasm and I think we grew a lot this weekend."

In Friday's game, Anne Elliott scored nine of her team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Kings pulled away in the final period. Darcel Williams added 14 points for Ketchikan and Ashley Hayward scored 10 points for the Kings.

Hilary Rehfeld scored 17 points to lead the Crimson Bears, while Amy Neussl added 10 points. None of the other Juneau players scored more than four points.

Ketchikan led most of the game, but it was only 12-10 at the end of the first quarter and 25-21 at halftime. Ketchikan led 42-35 at the end of the third quarter.

One place where Ketchikan ruled on Friday was at the free-throw line. The Kings went 16-for-19 from the line, with Elliott and Hayward combining for a perfect 13-for-13 performance. Juneau only made five of 13 free throws.

"Ketchikan shot the heck out of the ball," Hamey said of Friday's game. "They got a lead by burning us on our press, and we pulled another one of those four points in the fourth quarter things."

After returning to Juneau for two days of classes, the Crimson Bears hit the road again later this week. Juneau goes to Anchorage where it will play at Dimond at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, then the Crimson Bears take part in the East Anchorage T-Bird Classic where they play Colony at 2 p.m. on Thursday, two-time defending state champion and top-ranked East at 8 p.m. on Friday and No. 5 Bartlett at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

CRIMSON BEARS 42, KINGS 33

Saturday's varsity game from Ketchikan High School

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (42) -- Kari Parr 1 0-0 2, Suzanne Parr 0 4-6 4, Anna Capacci 1 0-0 2, Ashley Larson 0 0-0 0, Hilary Rehfeld 1 0-0 2, Amy Neussl 2 3-4 7, Danielle Larson 1 1-2 3, Alida Bus 0 0-0 0, Nicole Lupro 0 0-0 0, Kendri Cesar 7 6-6 21, Heather Dillon 0 0-0 0, Letasha McKoy 0 1-2 1, Mary Rehfeld 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 15-20 42.

KETCHIKAN (33) -- Jonnae Ostrom 1 3-4 5, Jodi Jakubek 0 0-0 0, Deanna Hallman 3 1-4 7, Sarah Keene 2 0-0 4, Darcel Williams 2 1-2 6, Anne Elliott 1 4-10 6, Ashley Hayward 1 3-6 5, Whitney Lofstedt 0 0-0 0, Terra DeLong 0 0-0 0, Katie Geldeker 0 0-0 0, Raquelle Pahang 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 12-26 33.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 11 8 7 16 -- 42

KETCHIKAN 9 9 6 9 -- 33

3-point goals -- Juneau-Douglas 1 (Cesar 1), Ketchikan 1 (Williams 1). Fouled out -- Juneau-Douglas 1 (Neussl), Ketchikan 2 (Elliott, Hayward). Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Juneau-Douglas 20, Ketchikan 17.

KINGS 59, CRIMSON BEARS 39

Friday's varsity game from Ketchikan High School

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (39) -- Kari Parr 0 0-0 0, Suzanne Parr 1 0-0 2, Anna Capacci 1 0-0 2, Ashley Larson 0 0-0 0, Hilary Rehfeld 7 3-6 17, Amy Neussl 4 0-2 10, Danielle Larson 2 0-1 4, Alida Bus 0 0-0 0, Nicole Lupro 0 0-0 0, Kendri Cesar 1 2-4 4, Heather Dillon 0 0-0 0, Letasha McKoy 0 0-0 0, Julie Heard 0 0-0 0, Mary Rehfeld 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 5-13 39.

KETCHIKAN (59) -- Jonnae Ostrom 2 3-4 7, Jodi Jakubek 0 0-0 0, Deanna Hallman 3 0-0 6, Sarah Keene 3 0-0 7, Darcel Williams 6 0-2 14, Anne Elliott 4 7-7 15, Ashley Hayward 2 6-6 10, Whitney Hofstedt 0 0-0 0, Terra DeLong 0 0-0 0, Katie Geldecker 0 0-0 0, Raquelle Pahang 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 16-19 59.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 10 11 14 4 -- 39

KETCHIKAN 12 13 17 17 -- 59

3-point goals -- Juneau-Douglas 2 (Neussl 2), Ketchikan 3 (Williams 2, Keene 1). Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Juneau-Douglas 18, Ketchikan 14.



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