The Crimson Bears pushed the defending state champs to the very end, but Colony dropped their visitors' road trip record to 3-1 on the week.
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls varsity basketball team led the Knights 8-10 after Saturday's opening quarter, were tied at half-time and fell just short in a 45-40 loss to end their four-game, four-day voyage.
The Crimson Bears (13-5 overall, 0-2 Southeast Conference) were outscored 14-13 by Colony after a hard-fought third quarter, but were held to just six points in the fourth quarter for the defeat.
Sophomore post Taylor Larsen scored a team-high 13 points, including eight in the third quarter to lead the JDHS effort. Junior Annette Highley chipped in seven and classmate Emily Johnson added six.
Alice Corazalis led Colony with 18 points. Alex Coon chipped in 14 for the Knights.
Juneau-Douglas next closes out their regular season by hosting SEC rival Ketchikan for a weekend pair Feb. 20-21. The Region V Championships will follow at Ketchikan March 6-7.
JDHS 61, West Anchorage 25
The Bears surrendered just seven points or less in each of the first three quarters Friday night and routed West Anchorage.
Larsen again led JDHS with 12 points, including another eight-point third quarter. Johnson chipped in 10 of her own, and both sophomores Olivia Henderson and Hannah Swofford added eight points apiece.
Only four West Anchorage players scored on the night, led by Tessla Rennie's 11 points. Achina Lavern added seven.
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