The Juneau-Douglas girls' basketball team defeated the Dimond Lynx 44-38 Saturday night to win the Dimond tournament inAnchorage.
Taylor Larson and Sarah Tarver were named to the All-Tournament team while Brittany Fenumiai was awarded tournament MVP.
"It was a great tournament and it was really a matchup of the best teams in the state," said head coach Lesslie Knight. "It was sort of a preview to what the state tournament would be."
The Bears got a chance to see what some of the strongest competition in the state looked like on the court.
"We got to see Dimond which we think is one of the strongest teams in the state," she said. "We had a chance to see Wasilla and it was a great opportunity to see the rest of the state."
"One of the things is we know at this point you really have to execute," she said. "Next weekend Colony is coming down (to Juneau) and they're a strong team. Ketchikan is still our toughest competition, so if we get past Ketchikan we'll have a chance to see what the rest of the state has to offer.
"The really nice thing
Knight said the team was able to rotate the lineup early in the tournament to keep bodies fresh for the championship game.
One of the Bears' problems this season has been their inability to get to the free throw line. Knight said they were able to get to the line for 1-and-1 opportunities in both halves during the championship game, though Knight said the team must work on their free-throw percentage when they get there.
JDHS 44, DIMOND 38
JUNEAU-DOUGLAS: Johnson 0-1, 0-2, 0; Henderson 0-1, 0-0, 0; Dierick 0-0, 0-0, 0; Tingley 1-3, 0-1, 2; Fenumiai 5-14, 5-6, 15; Brakes 1-3, 0-1, 3; Ostrom 0-0, 0-0, 0; Tarver 0-7, 1-2, 0; Highley 3-7, 5-8, 11; Weyhrauch 0-1, 0-0, 0; Larson 6-12, 0-8, 12; Siddeek 0-0, 0-0, 0; Swofford 0-0, 0-0, 0.
DIMOND: Fairchild 3-7, 0-0, 6; Huffman 0-0, 0-0, 0; Jackson 1-1, 0-0, 2; Prestegard 0-0, 0-0, 0; Rogers 0-0, 0-0, 0; Halverson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Engel 6-21, 4-8, 17; Lowe 0-0, 0-0, 0; Hanley 0-3, 0-0, 0; Bagsby 2-4, 0-0, 4; Anderson 1-4, 0-0, 2; Afoa 3-4, 1-1, 7.
Ketchikan loses to Dimond Friday, beats Wasilla Saturday
The Kings lost to the Dimond Lynx Friday night in Anchorage 42-37, then went on to defeat Wasilla to earn third place in the Dimond tournament.
Leading the Kings in scoring on Friday was Alexis Edwardson with 13 points while chipping in five rebounds and one assist.
Crystal Blair was second in scoring with 10 points. She contributed six boards as well as one assist.
Tess Seierup grabbed 10 rebounds while scoring six points and dishing out two assists.