The Juneau-Douglas High School girls junior varsity basketball team shook off a rough first quarter Friday night to hang a 55-30 shellacking on visiting Haines.
The visitors jumped out to a 9-8 lead after the first quarter behind five early points from Marnie Rasmussen. The Crimson Bears roared back in the second behind eight points from sophomore post Sarah Tarver, grabbing a 22-16 advantage by half-time.
JDHS had its best defensive quarter of the game in the third, limiting Haines to just six points and picking up four points from sophomore point guard Karli Brakes alone to stretch the lead to 36-22.
The Bears exploded for 19 points in the fourth to cruise to the win, paced by three buckets from freshman Karissa Jackson in the final quarter.
Tarver finished with a game-high 16 points in the win. Jackson followed with nine, sophomore Kristen Dierick chipped in seven and Brakes added six in the effort. In all, nine Bears scored in the game.
Haines was led by nine points from Rasmussen, eight from Fran Daly and six from Abby Jones.
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