Juneau girls fall in state hoops voting

Bears slip after going 1-2 in Fairbanks; Edgecumbe teams still in second

Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball slipped in the latest Alaska Sportswriters High School Basketball Polls, released today.

The Crimson Bears (12-6 overall) were ranked third in the Class 4A girls poll last week, but went 1-2 on a trip to Fairbanks and slipped to sixth this week, with 10 points.

Undefeated Chugiak remains atop the poll with 63 points, followed by Wasilla and East Anchorage. Lathrop and North Pole - the two teams that beat Juneau last week - round out the top five.

The Juneau girls head to Ketchikan this weekend for a pair of Southeast Conference-Class 4A games.

This week's complete polls can be found on the Scoreboard on Page B2.

Other girls leaders this week include Monroe Catholic in Class 3A, Bristol Bay and Ninilchik in a tie atop the Class 2A poll, and McGrath in Class 1A.

In the boys polls, West Anchorage is still leading Class 4A voting. Heritage Christian is the top Class 3A school, undefeated Cook Inlet Academy leads in Class 2A and Emmonak is the top Class 1A team.

In addition to the Juneau girls, Southeast girls teams earning state poll votes this week include:

• Class 3A: Mount Edgecumbe, second place, 46 points; Petersburg, sixth, 11.

• Class 2A: Skagway, third, 29; Yakutat, tied for fourth, 24; Hoonah, seventh, 1.

Southeast boys teams in this week's poll include:

• Class 4A: Ketchikan, sixth, 6.

• Class 3A: Mount Edgecumbe, second, 46.

• Class 2A: Hoonah, third, 39; Kake, fourth, 21; Yakutat, sixth, 6.

The Ketchikan boys travel to Juneau this weekend for a pair of conference games.

The polls are compiled by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from the votes of sportswriters across the state.

• The Juneau Empire sports desk can be reached at sports@juneauempire.com.

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