Juneau-Douglas girls close northern trip with two wins

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team concluded its trip north with two wins over the weekend.

The Crimson Bears (13-8, 5-1 Southeast) knocked off host Service 60-43 on Saturday and beat defending Class 4A state champs Wasilla 45-36 on Friday.

In Saturday's victory, Juneau-Douglas outscored Service 33-19 in the second half to knock off the Cougars.

Sophomore guard Mahlet Tingley paced the Bears with a game-high 15 points. Brittany Fenumiai contributed 12 points while Kayla Harrison added eight points in the win.

Juneau-Douglas trailed 14-11 after the first quarter but bounced back to lead 27-24 at halftime.

Jordynn Ramirez scored 15 points for Service.

On Friday, JDHS won its rematch of last year's Class 4A state championship game.

The Bears sealed the win at the free throw line. Juneau made 9 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter to upend the Warriors.

Brittany Fenumiai led JDHS with 12 points while Nicole Fenumiai had nine points. Freshman guard Karli Brakes scored all eight of her points from the free throw line, going 8 for 9 in all.

Taylor Larson had six points while Tingley and Hannah Swofford added four points each. Annette Highley added two points in the win.

JDHS led 19-16 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.

The Crimson Bears conclude the regular season at Ketchikan on Feb. 22-23. Both teams are 3-1 in conference and split their two-game series in Juneau on Feb. 1-2.

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