INSIDE the numbers

Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009

8 perfect years: The JDHS boys basketball team's sweep of Sitka this weekend stretched their win streak against the Wolves into it's eighth year. The pair of Crimson Bears wins marked the schools' only meetings this season.

The former Southeast Conference rivals are no longer obligated to play each other at all after Sitka dropped to 3A in 2008. Sitka coach Andy Lee has already voiced his hope that the schools can renew the regional tradition of a home and away series in upcoming seasons - with Thunder Mountain High School joining the mix starting next season.

10 rivalry games: The JDHS boys and girls basketball teams will wrap up their regular season schedules over the next two weekends by each hosting a pair of games against their Southeast Conference rivals from Ketchikan High School.

Those four-straight rivalry games could be stretched to 10 after the teams meet for immediate rematches during their respective best-of-three SEC championship series' at KayHi March 6-7.

Both Bears teams were swept in their earlier two-game trips to the Kings' home gym.

0 partners needed: Juneau's Scott May braved a chilly Valentines Day morning and plenty of bad love songs solo stye on Saturday as he won the Southeast Road Runners' Sweathearts Relay by running both legs as a one-man team.

May posted a winning time of 28:43 after four total miles of running in the early sunshine.

41 DNPs: JDHS graduate and Utah Jazz star forward Carlos Boozer has been sidelined for 41 games - officially half of the NBA season - prior to this weekend's All-Star festivities in Phoenix.

Boozer injured his left knee on Nov. 19 and underwent surgery on Jan. 9. He has resumed shooting in practice with his teammates, but has not yet been cleared for running, according to a report in Wednesday's Salt Lake Tribune.

3 20-10 guys: Boozer was averaging 20.5 points and 11.7 rebounds per contest through 12 games prior to his injury. If those numbers held true, he would join just three other NBA players who currently average at least 20 points and 10 boards per game at the season's unofficial All-Star midway point.

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, Al Jefferson of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs are the others.



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