Yakutat boys, girls edge past Juneau JV

Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Sam Ferguson and Kyle Dierick scored 18 points apiece to lead the Yakutat boys to a 70-69 overtime win over the Juneau junior varsity boys Tuesday at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

In Tuesday's early game, Jacquoi James scored 23 points as the Yakutat girls beat the Juneau junior varsity girls 44-38.

Class 2A Yakutat was in Juneau on a layover between a trip to play in Skagway on Saturday and Monday, and a series in Hoonah later this week. They used their time in Juneau for games against the JV teams of the Class 4A Crimson Bears.

The Yakutat boys and girls are leading the Southeast Conference-Class 2A standings.

In Tuesday's boys game, Juneau led 52-49 entering the fourth quarter before Yakutat rallied. Jay Sin hit a 3-pointer to put the Eagles up 61-59, and Juneau's Faifo Levale hit a shot to tie the game at 61-all. Several Juneau shots failed to fall at the end of regulation.

Ferguson scored five points in overtime to help Yakutat earn the win. Ben Dunbar added nine points for Yakutat.

Zach Heppner scored 18 points and Levale added 13 for the Juneau JV.

In Tuesday's girls game, Yakutat took a 24-18 halftime lead and maintained their edge in the second half.

Heidi Esbenshade added eight points for the Eagles, while Veronica Lietz and Kaley Nauska scored 10 points apiece to lead the Juneau JV.

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