Juneau boys rout West Valley, 74-49

Crimson Bears improve to 12-1 on the season

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2002

Curtis Lane had his second straight solid performance with 18 points as the second-ranked Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team whipped the West Valley Wolfpack 74-49 on Thursday in Fairbanks.

Lane, who was coming off a season-high 24-point effort against North Pole on Wednesday, hit four 3-point baskets on the night and the Crimson Bears ended up draining eight 3-pointers in the game.

The Bears improved their overall record to 12-1 on the season.

"I've never gone against a ranked team with more class than coach Houston's Juneau-Douglas team," West Valley coach Mike Lessley said. "I can see why everyone respects George (Houston) and his team. They play hard, but they don't run up the score like other ranked teams."

Juneau played nearly flawless basketball early, jumping out to a 48-18 half-time lead, with 31 points in the second quarter, and the Bears were only whistled for five fouls the entire game. The Wolfpack did not make a single trip to the foul line.

West Valley made a futile run in the third quarter, outscoring the Bears 19-10 in the period, but Juneau again pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Ryan Monagle scored 12 points and Bryan Hamey and Joe Ayers, who is recovering from a broken nose, added 11 and 10 points, respectively, off the bench. Twelve Bears scored against the Wolfpack, a trend that has been seen throughout this season.

Jeff Baldridge led West Valley with 11 points and Sammy Cabrera added nine points.

Juneau plays the third game of its four-day road trip against the fifth-ranked Lathrop Malemutes at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The game will be broadcast locally on KINY, 800-AM radio.

Lathrop (13-3) has been coming on strong this season and cracked the top-five in the Alaska State High School Basketball Poll for the first time this season on Wednesday.

The Malemutes are stack in size with six players 6-foot-4 or taller, including 6-6 seniors Justin Bourne and 6-8 junior Kinzey Reeves.

Crimson Bears 74, Wolfpack 49

Thursday's boys basketball game at West Valley High School

Juneau-Douglas (74) -- Junior Cumlat 1 0-0 2, Joe Ayers 4 0-1 10, Tommy Derbesy 2 0-0 4, Ryan Monagle 6 0-2 12, Curtis Lane 7 0-0 18, Sterling Henderson 2 0-0 5, Nik Hura 1 0-0 2, Bryan Hamey 5 1-2 11, Craig Kitka 1 1-3 3, David Jones 1 0-0 2, Byron Wild 1 0-0 3, Jake Miller 1 0-0 2. Totals: 32 2-8 74.

West Valley (49) -- William Burrows 1 0-0 3, Josh Grubich 2 0-0 6, Sammy Cabrera 4 0-0 9, Kyle Allison 1 0-0 2, Jeff Baldridge 5 0-0 11, Matt Jager 2 0-0 5, Josh Lohrenz 3 0-0 6, Brian Chilcott 2 0-0 4, Hawkins 1 0-0 3. Totals: 21 0-0 49.

Juneau-Douglas 17 31 10 16 -- 74

West Valley 9 9 19 12 -- 49

3-point goals -- Juneau-Douglas 8 (Lane 4, Ayers 2, Henderson 1, Wild 1), West Valley 7 (Grubich 2, Burrows 1, Cabrera 1, Baldridge 1, Jager 1, Hawkins 1). Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Juneau-Douglas 5, West Valley 14.



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