The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball junior varsity team earned a pair of close victories over visiting East Anchorage last weekend.
Freshman guard Kayla Harrison hit a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Crimson Bears to a 31-28 win over the Thunderbirds on Friday.
Harrison scored a game-high 11 points, and her 3-point shot capped a second-half rally after falling behind 22-12 at halftime.
Susy Hurtte had eight points, Krystle DeWitt-Narino and Hannah Buck scored four points, and Annie Bartholomew and Veronica Lietz had two in the win.
On Saturday, Harrison poured in 15 points as JDHS topped East 38-31.
Harrison scored 10 of her points in the fourth quarter, as the Bears outscored the T-Birds 22-9 in the decisive final minutes.
Doerflinger had 10 points, Hurtte and DeWitt-Narino scored four points, Buck had three points and Maddie Swofford hit a two-point shot for JDHS.
While the JV team played at home, the boys JV squad and a girls team comprised of C and JV players competed in a tournament in Cordova.
The girls went 1-1 in the tournament on Thursday and Friday, defeating Craig but falling to host Cordova.
Against Cordova, K.K. Sanders scored nine points for the Bears in a 48-25 loss.
Darby Brown had six points, Kristin Pratt and Amy Bergmann scored four points and Margaret Rehfeld added two points in the defeat on Friday.
On Thursday, the JDHS girls knocked off Craig 48-39. The Bears outscored Craig 29-17 in the second half.
Kristie Ely scored a team-high 14 points, while Sanders had nine points and Rehfeld and Brown scored six points.
Pratt had four points, Jessica Hardy scored five points, Bergmann had two points and Marissa Worley scored two points in the win.
Emily Haydu had 16 points for Craig, while Erin Anderson added nine in the loss.
The JDHS boys junior varsity fell to Cordova 54-48 on Friday.
Zach Heppner scored 10 points and Ryan Larson added 12 points in the loss. Nick Andrews posted eight points, Dominique Brinson contributed six points, Billy Sarandria poured in four points while Shawn Ibesate, Kyle Kahklen, Michael Jacobson and Eric Gross all scored in the loss.
Juneau-Douglas opened play Thursday with a 60-45 win over Craig.
Larson poured in a game-high 20 points, and Ibesate added 12 for the Bears. Brinson, Kahklen, Sarandria, Jacobson, Gross and Heppner all scored for JDHS.
For Craig, Mike Demmert scored 14 points and Serafin Lara added 11 points.
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