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Ketchikan, JDHS boys split at home

Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2008

A big man from Ketchikan hurt the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team Saturday. It just wasn't the post player everyone expected.

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Michael Penn / Juneau Empire

The Kings' 6-foot-5 forward Simeon Schum scored a game-high 22 points as Ketchikan knocked off the Crimson Bears 72-64 on Saturday. The win evened the season series between the two teams at two wins each. JDHS won 58-49 on Friday.

"The difference was Simeon Schum destroyed us," JDHS coach Steve Potter said. "He had 22 points, seven offensive rebounds and I think he scored off every one of them. We've been able to keep him in check in the past. ... He was the guy that made a difference."

Schum worked his magic in the lane.

He frequently slipped between Juneau's defenders for easy rebounds and layups.

"I like to call him Spider Man," Ketchikan coach Doug Nausid said. "He gets his hands on the ball around the basket. He has soft hands and works hard."

A big reason for Schum's outburst proved to be the speed and dribble penetration of point guard Paul Manabat. The junior kickstarted Ketchikan's fast break, leading to a number of hoops inside for Gunnar Farstad, Damen Bell-Holter and Schum.

While Juneau-Douglas (10-10, 4-2 Southeast) boasted a size advantage with its forwards, Manabat's speed opened up a number of offensive options for Kayhi (18-3, 6-2).

"Today we said if you get it, you turn and you go because we're as quick as they are if not quicker," Nausid said. "There's no sense in reversing it."

While Manabat helped boost Ketchikan, for Potter the difference in Saturday's game laid underneath the glass.

"Our rebounding was very, very poor," he said. "We consistently didn't block anybody out. We just turned away and they're longer."

JDHS appeared ready to sweep the home series as it rode a 14-0 second-quarter run to a 30-20 lead.

After a Kayhi timeout, though, Nausid sat the 6-foot-9 Bell-Holter and inserted Manabat. The move paid immediate dividends as Farstad and Schum scored inside while Manabat set up a layup for Brian Lindgren by penetrating the lane.

Ketchikan cut the lead to 31-28 at halftime to get itself back in contention.

With the score tied 46-46 heading into the fourth quarter, Kayhi took over the game.

Bell-Holter scored eight of his 19 points while Manabat and Farstad ran the floor.

The duo both set up easy layups for their teammates with their penetration. Eric Pihl got in the act with a steal and an assist to Bell-Holter for a dunk. The slam made the score 64-53 with 1:13 left in regulation.

Ketchikan outscored JDHS 26-18 in the fourth quarter to win.

"We tried to do a lot more fast breaks and we knew we were a faster team," said Farstad, who scored 14 points. "We tried to open that up a little more."

Bell-Holter stayed primarily in the paint, making seven of eight shots while pulling down 10 rebounds.

Ryan Larson led JDHS with 15 points in the loss.

On Friday, JDHS senior Dominique Brinson recorded four steals in the fourth quarter to ice the win. He also scored 12 points in the win, including six in the fourth quarter.

"He works extremely hard in practice and he understands the things we want to do," Potter said on Friday. "He's an athletic guy. If you're not doing what you're exactly supposed to be doing defensively he'll make you pay. It's the same thing offensively. If you're lazy with the ball he'll get it and he doesn't just get it and hold on to it, he gets it and attacks."

The Kings battled back after trailing by 14 with one quarter to go. Corey White's 3-pointer cut Juneau's lead to 46-38, but then Brinson took over the game.

After Geoff Craig's tip-in boosted the lead back to 10, Brinson picked off a Bell-Holter pass, drove the lane for a lay-up and was fouled in the process. He later hit the ensuing free throw to give JDHS momentum for good.

He later tacked on a nifty reverse layup to seal the win.

"I noticed they were getting tired at the end of the game because they had less players than us," Brinson said Friday. "We definitely took advantage of working hard and hustling to the ball and taking advantage of their mistakes."

JDHS led 18-15 at halftime, but found its groove in the third quarter. Shawn Ibesate and Larson each hit 3-pointers as Eric Gross, Faifo Levale and Craig scored inside. JDHS led 42-26 after three quarters.

Defensively, the Crimson Bears threw four different defenders at Bell-Holter. Gross, Craig, Levale and Larson all took turns defending the 6-foot-9 center who played all 32 minutes.

Bell-Holter ended with 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting with 17 rebounds. He added three assists, two blocked shots and was 5-of-9 from the free throw line. He was also 0-of-4 on 3-point attempts.

While JDHS and Ketchikan split their season series with two wins each, the Bears own the inside track for the top-seed in next month's Southeast Conference Tournament. JDHS owns the tiebreaker with Kayhi by virtue of margin of victory in the two wins.

JDHS must beat visiting Sitka twice this coming weekend, however, to earn the first-round bye.

SATURDAY'S GAME

Ketchikan 72, Juneau-Douglas 64

JDHS 16 15 15 18 - 64

Kayhi 14 14 18 26 - 72

JDHS (64)-Brinson 4 4-6 8, Mahar 0 0-0 0, Saviers 0 0-0 0, Grussendorf 8 0-1 8, Craig 2 4-6 6, Ibesate 3 2-4 5, Larson 15 0-0 15, Lauth 0 0-0 0, Gross 10 3-4 13, Bavard 3 0-0 3, Gozelski 0 0-0 0, Fenumaii 0 0-0 0, Levale 6 0-3 0. Totals 51 13-24 64.

Kayhi (72)-Farstad 12 2-3 14, K. Manabat 0 0-0 0, Pihl 4 0-2 4, P. Manabat 3 7-8 11, Scudero 0 0-0 0, White 0 1-4 1, Bell 0 0-0 0, Elliott 0 0-0 0, Bell-Holter 14 5-8 19, Klein 0 0-0 0, Schum 18 4-6 22, Lindgren 2 0-0 2, Headley 0 0-0 0. Totals 53 19-31 72.

3-point Goals-JDHS 5 (Grussendorf 2, Ibesate 1, Larson 1, Bavard 1). Ketchikan 3 (Farstad 2, P. Manabat 1).

Fouled out-Gross, JDHS. Ketchikan, none.

FRIDAY'S GAME

Juneau-Douglas 58, Ketchikan 49

JDHS 9 9 24 16 - 58

Kayhi 7 8 11 23 - 49

JDHS (58)-Brinson 8 4-5 12, Mahar 0 0-0 0, Saviers 0 2-2 2, Grussendorf 7 1-1 8, Craig 12 0-0 12, Ibesate 3 2-2 5, Larson 9 3-5 12, Lauth 2 0-0 2, Gross 2 1-2 3, Bavard 0 0-0 0, Gozelski 0 0-0 0, Fenumiai 0 0-0 0, Levale 2 0-2 2. Totals 45 13-19 58.

Kayhi (49)-Farstad 4 1-1 5, K. Manabat 0 0-0 0, Pihl 0 0-0 0, P. Manabat 0 0-0 0, Scudero 4 0-0 4, White 7 0-0 7, Elliott 0 0-0 0, Bell 0 0-0 0, Bell-Holter 20 5-9 25, Klein 0 0-0 0, Schum 6 2-4 8, Lindgren 0 0-0 0, Headley 0 0-0 0. Totals 41 8-14 49.

3-point Goals-JDHS 3 (Grussendorf, Ibesate, Larson 1). Ketchikan 1 (White 1).

Fouled out-None.



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