The tournament's second trip to overtime wasn't as fruitful for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team.
Taken to an extra period for the second straight game, the Crimson Bears lost 60-55 to the Colony Knights in Saturday's fourth-sixth place game of the East T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School.
"We're disappointed," Juneau coach George Houston said. "We thought we had a golden opportunity to get a win."
The Crimson Bears beat the Chugiak Mustangs 54-45 in overtime on Friday and lost 88-61 to two-time defending state champion Bartlett in Thursday's opening round. Bartlett won the championship Saturday night with a 73-57 victory over East Anchorage. Alex Heumann was the only Juneau player to make the all-tournament team.
The tournament's other Southeast team - the Sitka Wolves - took eighth place after a 52-42 loss to Chugiak on Saturday. The Wolves lost to Colony 57-54 on Friday and 65-43 to tournament host East in Thursday's late game. Details on the Sitka games will run later this week in the Southeast Hoops Roundup.
In Saturday's fourth-sixth place game, Colony opened with a 6-0 run, but Juneau answered with a 12-0 streak and still led 14-11 at the end of the first quarter. The Crimson Bears maintained the lead throughout the second quarter, but the Knights stayed close as Juneau's lead was 23-20 at halftime.
The Crimson Bears (6-6 overall) opened things up in the third quarter and took a 36-29 advantage into the final period. But Colony's Rhett Magner tied the game at 38-all with a pair of free throws with 4:48 to play. The Knights took their first lead since the first quarter 30 seconds later on a free throw by Justin Schwartzbauer, and they made it 41-38 when Ricky Cunningham tipped in a rebound.
Juneau tied the score 45-45 on a Heumann 3-pointer with 2:45 to play, but Colony regained the lead on a three-point play by Ryan Gray. The Crimson Bears had a chance to take the lead with 8.9 seconds to play, as Kyle Huntsman tied the score at 49-all and was fouled by Gray on the shot. But Huntsman's free throw rolled out and the game went into overtime.
Colony scored the first point in overtime on a free throw by Kyle Coffman, but Juneau took a 53-50 lead on buckets by Josh Monagle and David Jones. Cunningham and Coffman combined for six points to put Colony on top for good at 56-53. Heumann closed the margin to one point with a pair of free throws with 31.1 seconds left and Larry Cooper had an open 3-pointer roll off the rim with 13.2 seconds left, but Magner made four of six free throws over the last 20.9 seconds to close out the game.
"We were in a position where we had a chance to win the game, but we didn't get it done," Houston said. "We didn't seem free-flowing or smooth-flowing with our offense. Some of that was due to Colony, but it was a struggle."
Heumann led the Crimson Bears with 24 points, while Monagle added 21 as the only two Juneau players to finish in double-figure scoring. Magner scored 17 points to lead Colony, with Schwartzbauer adding 14 and Cunningham 10 points.
"We had two guys who scored 45 of our 55 points," Houston said. "We've got to get more consistency in our offense. We can't have two guys carry that much of the load. They have to work too hard and the other team can key on them."
In Friday's game, the Crimson Bears led nearly the entire way after the game's first couple of minutes. But they did just about everything they could to give Chugiak a victory.
Juneau had several chances to build a big lead in the second quarter, and even took a 16-8 lead at one point. But the Crimson Bears went into a spell where no shots fell and they made a few turnovers, allowing the Mustangs to close the gap to 21-20 as Cade Dickey made a shot just before halftime.
In the third quarter, Juneau rebuilt its lead to eight points, 30-22. But the Mustangs again climbed back in it as they tied the game four separate times in the fourth quarter - at 31, 35, 37 and finally 40-40 on Malcolm Stallworth's 3-pointer with about 25 seconds left in regulation.
Juneau had two shots in the last few seconds to try and win the game in regulation, but Heumann missed a 15-footer and - after Chugiak's Justin Kissee grabbed the rebound - Larry Cooper made a steal and missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer.
In overtime, Monagle hit a pair of free throws to put Juneau up 42-40, but Dickey hit a 3-pointer to give Chugiak its first lead since the first quarter, 43-42. Heumann answered almost immediately with his own 3-pointer to put Juneau up for good 45-43, and the Crimson Bears outscored the Mustangs 9-2 the rest of the way.
Heumann scored 18 points to lead Juneau, which was missing senior forward Adam Nelson for the weekend to an Achilles' tendon injury. Monagle added 16 points for the Crimson Bears, while David Jones had eight and Rob Carte scored seven. Stallworth scored 18 points to lead Chugiak, while Dickey added nine.
The Crimson Bears will host the Lathrop Malemutes - who took third place in the East T-Bird Classic - for their annual homecoming games this Friday and Saturday, with boys varsity games set for 8 p.m. each night at the JDHS main gym.
CRIMSON BEARS 54, MUSTANGS 45, OT
Friday's boys game from East Anchorage
JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (54) - Larry Cooper 0 1-2 1, Tom Derbesy 0 0-0 0, Tres Saldivar 0 0-0 0, Alex Heumann 4 7-8 18, Rob Carte 2 2-3 7, Mychal Hutcherson 0 1-2 1, Josh Monagle 6 4-6 16, Kyle Huntsman 1 0-0 3, David Jones 2 4-4 8, Adam Nelson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 19-25 54.
CHUGIAK (45) - Tre Mickens 2 2-2 6, T.J. Bradley 1 0-0 2, Conor Daugharty 0 0-0 0, Jesse Irwin 0 0-0 0, Conor Spink 0 0-0 0, David Carter 1 0-0 2, Matt Mahany 0 0-0 0, Cade Dickey 4 0-0 9, Malcolm Stallworth 6 5-6 18, Andrew King 0 0-0 0, Justin Kissee 2 0-0 5, Justin Lee 1 1-2 3. Totals: 17 8-10 45.
JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 11 10 9 10 14 - 54
CHUGIAK 8 12 6 14 5 - 45
3-point goals - Juneau-Douglas 5 (Heumann 3, Carte 1, Huntsman 1), Chugiak 3 (Dickey 1, Stallworth 1, Kissee 1). Fouled out - Juneau-Douglas 0, Chugiak 1 (Mickens). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Juneau-Douglas 12, Chugiak 22.
KNIGHTS 60, CRIMSON BEARS 55, OT
Saturday's boys boxscore from East Anchorage
JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (55) - Larry Cooper 0 0-0 0, Tom Derbesy 0 2-2 2, Tres Saldivar 0 0-0 0, Alex Heumann 10 2-2 24, Rob Carte 0 0-0 0, Mychal Hutcherson 0 0-0 0, Josh Monagle 8 5-9 21, Kyle Huntsman 2 0-2 4, David Jones 2 0-0 4, Adam Nelson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 9-15 55.
COLONY (60) - Ryan Gray 2 3-4 7, Justin Schwartzbauer 5 3-4 14, David Registe 1 0-0 2, Tim Egger 0 0-0 0, Mike Benson 0 0-0 0, Rhett Magner 4 9-12 17, Ricky Cunningham 4 2-4 10, Spencer Erickson 0 0-0 0, Kyle Coffman 3 1-2 8, R.J. Dobson 0 0-0 0, Nick Simpson 1 0-0 2, Tom Creasy 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 18-26 60.
JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 14 9 13 13 6 - 55
COLONY 11 9 9 20 11 - 60
3-point goals - Juneau-Douglas 2 (Heumann 2), Colony 2 (Schwartzbauer 1, Coffman 1). Fouled out - Juneau-Douglas 2 (Cooper, Jones), Colony 1 (Gray). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Juneau-Douglas 21, Colony 19.
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