JDHS wins at Colony, heads to Wasilla

Win moves the Crimson Bears to a impressive 12-2 record for the season

Posted: Friday, February 03, 2006

The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team won again on their northern road trip, this time defeating the Colony Knights 45-41.

The win moved the Crimson Bears to 12-2 on the season.

With the game knotted at 18-18 at the half, JDHS pulled away in the third period.

Sophia Smith scored 6 points and Talisa Rhea scored 5 in the period.

Leading 35-28 going into the final period, JDHS clamped down on defense and did not allow Colony to get closer than four points for the remainder of the game.

Although the Bears made only 15-of-24 free-throw attempts in the game, they made enough down the stretch to hold of a determined Colony team.

"The teams up here play fast and hard," said JDHS coach Lesslie Knight. "In the second half we did a better job of containing them."

The Bears trailed 9-7 after the first period.

Talisa Rhea sank 6-of-7 free throws. She led the Bears in scoring with 15 points.

Sophia Smith had 9 points.

The Knights were led by Jamie Christensen with 13 points and Kelsey Joynt with 10.

JDHS will now head back to play Wasilla today.

According to coach Knight, their scheduled Saturday game against West has been canceled.

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