Juneau girls take fourth in Prep Shootout

Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2001

The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team needed a miracle buzzer-beater in regulation and an overtime period to beat Service 38-36 Saturday, giving the Crimson Bears fourth place in the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

Juneau trailed 30-28 with four seconds remaining when Amy Neussl purposely missed a free-throw attempt to give the Bears a chance to get a rebound and get a final shot. The Bears' prayers were answered when Michael Kohan scored as time ran out to tie it at 30-30, putting the game into overtime where Juneau clinched the victory.

"I will almost never tell a player to purposely miss a shot," Juneau coach Jim Hamey said. "But Amy missed it perfectly and somehow we got off three shots off in the last four seconds. It was amazing."

The Crimson Bears improved their record to 11-4 and it was the third victory of the season over the Cougars, who fell to 9-8. Juneau defeated Service on back-to-back nights on Jan. 12-13, winning 59-33 and 46-33.

"Service is very improved since our last meeting and they are well coached." Hamey said.

After taking a 2-0 lead at the beginning of the contest, Juneau fell behind and never regained the lead until the overtime period. The Crimson Bears trailed 10-4 at the end of the first quarter and 16-10 at halftime and shot just 24 percent from the field in the first half.

But Juneau rebounded after the break and shot 42 percent in the second half to slowly whittle away at the Cougars' lead.

"We played very poorly in the first half, but defense kept us in the game," Hamey said. "The girls played very hard in the second half."

Hilary Rehfeld had the hot hand for the Crimson Bears, scoring 15 points and hauling in six rebounds. Courtney Mason and Neussl each had seven points and Kacie Murphy added four to round out Juneau's high scorers.

Service was led by Marcie Alzheimer who record a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Teammate Katie Gilbert added 10 points and blocked six shots, while three other Cougars contributed two points each.

In Friday's consolation-bracket game, Juneau crushed Class 3A Grace Christian 52-28.

Kohan flirted with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine boards. Neussl led the Bears in scoring with 14 while Refeld and Larson chipped in six points apiece.

The Crimson Bears were all over the Grizzlies from the get-go and held a 32-10 lead at the half.

Juneau's hard-nosed defense overwhelmed for the Grizzlies who shot just 19 percent from the field, making seven of 37 shots.

"A lot of people got to play," Hamey said. "We started out real strong, but faded near the end."

Grace Christian was led in scoring by K.C. Long who knocked in 16 points and Kara Van Kooten added seven.

The Crimson Bears outrebounded the Grizzlies 39-28 and shot 39 percent from the floor. Both teams struggled from the 3-point arc, with Juneau only making two of 12 shots and Grace making one of 10.

"We didn't accomplish what we wanted to do here. We wanted to play Lathrop." Hamey said. "It was a disappointing trip and we didn't look improved from recent play. We've just got to regroup and get ready for the Kings."

The Prep Shootout ends a month-long series of road trips for the Bears, where they went 6-3. Juneau's next games will be against Southeast rival Ketchikan, with both homecoming games at 6 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Crimson Bears 38, COUGARs 36, OT

Saturday's girls boxscore from the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High School

Juneau-Douglas (38) -- Suzanne Parr 1-5 1-2 3, Michael Kohan 0-4 0-0 0, Courtney Mason 2-7 3-4 7, Kendri Cesar 0-0 0-0 0, Anna Cappaci 0-2 0-0 0, Amy Neussl 2-2 3-4 7, Kacie Murphy 2-3 0-0 4, Hilary Rehfeld 7-16 1-4 15, Danielle Larson 0-2 2-2 2. Totals: 14-41 10-16 36.

Service (36) -- Bonnie Lee Prasil 1-2 0-0 2, Lindsey Thompson 0-2 2-2 2, Brittany Hamilton 0-3 0-0 0, Susan Dang 0-0 0-0 0, Katie Gilbert 4-8 2-4 10, Rachel Stophlet 0-1 0-0 0, Liberty Zeigahn 0-0 0-0 0, Tia Douglas 0-0 0-0 0, Marcie Alzheimer 8-21 4-7 20, Semeka Douglas 1-1 0-0 2, Amy Hills 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 14-38 8-13 36.

Juneau-Douglas 4 6 10 10 8 -- 38

Service 10 6 6 8 6 -- 36

3-point goals -- Juneau-Douglas 0-1 (Kohan 0-1), Service 0-3 (Hamilton 0-3). Rebounds -- Juneau-Douglas 28 (Rehfeld 6, Kohan 5), Service 28 (Alzheimer 13). Assists -- Juneau-Douglas 6 (S. Parr 5), Service 8 (Dang 3). Turnovers -- Juneau-Douglas 25 (Kohan 7), Service 30 (Dang 6, K. Gilbert 6, Alzheimer 6). Blocked shots -- Juneau-Douglas 1 (Rehfeld 1), Grace Christian 6 (K. Gilbert 6). Steals -- Juneau-Douglas 17 (S. Parr 5, Neussl 3), Service 7 (Alzheimer 2). Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Juneau-Douglas 13, Service 17.

Crimson Bears 52, Grizzlies 28

Friday's girls boxscore from the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High School

Juneau-Douglas (52) -- Suzanne Parr 1-4 2-2 4, Michael Kohan 3-9 0-1 11, Courtney Mason 2-9 0-2 4, Kendri Cesar 0-1 0-0 0, Anna Cappaci 0-0 0-0 0, Amy Neussl 6-11 2-3 14, Kacie Murphy 2-4 0-0 6, Hilary Rehfeld 3-9 0-0 6, Danielle Larson 2-3 1-1 5, Alida Bus 1-1 0-1 2. Totals: 20-51 10-14 52.

Grace Christian (28) -- Stephanie Christensen 0-1 0-0 0, Erin Marchuk 0-2 0-0 1, Robin Jones 0-1 0-0 0, K.C. Long 4-13 7-10 16, Kara Van Kooten 2-13 3-4 7, Rachel Daly 0-1 0-1 0, Stephanie Pauls 1-3 0-2 2, April Smalstig 0-0 0-0 0, Shayla Moll 0-1 0-0 0, Jessica Townsend 0-2 2-2 2. Totals: 7-37 13-21 28.

Juneau-Douglas 18 14 10 10 -- 52

Grace Christian 7 3 7 11 -- 28

3-point goals -- Juneau-Douglas 2-12 (Murphy 2-4, S. Parr 0-1, Kohan 0-1, Neussl 0-2, Mason 0-4), Grace Christian 1-10 (Long 1-6, Jones 0-1, Van Kooten 0-3). Rebounds -- Juneau-Douglas 39 (Kohan 9, Rehfeld 6), Grace Christian 28 (Pauls 4). Assists -- Juneau-Douglas 8 (Kohan 2, Cesar 2), Grace Christian 2 (Long 1, Van Kooten 1). Turnovers -- Juneau-Douglas 17 (Kohan 3, Mason 3), Grace Christian 18 (Van Kooten 5). Blocked shots -- Juneau-Douglas 1 (Kohan 1), Grace Christian 0. Steals -- Juneau-Douglas 11 (Cesar 4), Grace Christian 10 (Long 3). Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Juneau-Douglas 16, Grace Christian 17.



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