JDHS teams remain on top

Basketball teams voted tops in state for 4th-straight week

Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007

For the fourth consecutive week, Juneau-Douglas High School sits on top of both the girls and boys Alaska Sportswriters Prep Basketball polls.

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The Crimson Bears' boys team (17-3, 6-0 Southeast) boasted five first-place votes, while Wasilla held tight in second with three first place votes. Coach Steve Potter's team has won 12 consecutive games and finishes the regular season this weekend at Ketchikan.

East Anchorage, Soldotna and West Anchorage round out the top five. The Kings (16-4, 4-2) received four votes in the latest poll

The JDHS girls team, coached by Lesslie Knight, also had five of eight first-place votes. The Crimson Bears' girls squad currently rides a 10-game winning streak and has captured 11 of its last 12 games. Juneau's last loss came nearly a month and a half ago - a 63-56 defeat to Chugiak on Jan. 12 in Anchorage.

Wasilla was tapped for second with three first-place votes while Soldotna and the Mustangs were voted third and fourth, respectively. West Valley and East Anchorage tied for fifth place.

Ketchikan (14-4, 4-4) received three votes in the girls' poll.

The JDHS girls concludes the regular season in Sitka this weekend. The Crimson Bears clinched the Southeast Conference regular season title and a first-round bye in the upcoming regional tournament on Feb. 16.

The Southeast Conference boys and girls tournament starts March 8 in Sitka.

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