Juneau C teams split with Yakutat varsity

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2003

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls C basketball teams hosted the Yakutat boys and girls varsity squads for a game apiece Wednesday, with mixed results.

The Crimson Bear boys edged the Eagle boys, 66-63, while the Yakutat girls beat the Juneau girls in overtime, 43-35.

The Yakutat teams were in Juneau after playing in Skagway on Monday and Tuesday.

In the boys game, the Crimson Bears trailed by nine points after the first quarter and by three points after three quarters. Juneau's Pat Kohan made a free throw with just under two minutes left in the fourth to tie the score at 63.

With less than a minute to go, Juneau's Daniel Leder hit a 3-pointer - his third of the game - to put the Crimson Bears up 66-63. Yakutat failed to sink two last-second 3-point shots that would have sent the game into overtime.

Luke Miller led Juneau with 18 points, Tres Saldivar chipped in 16 and Leder finished with 13 in the game.

Bailey Johnson led the Eagle with 26 points.

In the girls game, Hannah Esbenshade scored a game-high 29 points, including all of the Eagles' eight fourth-quarter and 10 overtime points, as Yakutat broke out of a close game in the extra period.

Yakutat led by three points after three quarters, 25-22, before Juneau evened the score at 33 in the fourth. The Crimson Bears were aided by 5-of-6 free throw shooting from Lexi Garvey in the period.

But the Eagles pulled away in the overtime period, outscoring the Crimson Bears 10-2.

Garvey finished with 13 points to lead Juneau, and Jordan Harvey added eight.

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