Top-ranked JDHS boys finish schedule perfect at home

Bears end season with sweeps

Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002

Defense ruled on senior night at the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium.

The top-ranked Crimson Bears, 19-1 overall, won their eighth and ninth-straight home games of season with a 76-42 win on Friday and a 68-38 victory on Saturday.

The wins also gave Juneau -- 19-2 overall if a non-counting loss to Wasilla in an Alaska School Activities Association endowment fund game is included -- a perfect 8-0 record in league play, giving the Bears a first-round bye at the Region V-Class 4A Tournament in Juneau on March 13-16.

"Two nights in a row we were dominated by a defensive team," Sitka head coach Bob Potrzuski said. "They're quicker at every position. They're the No. 1 team in the state and they're completely unselfish. Defensively, they just take you out of everything you do."

"Always one of our goals is to approach the league season and go through it undefeated," Juneau head coach George Houston said. "It's a measure of your team. We fulfilled that goal and we have some other aspirations as well."

Saturday night, the Bears completed an amazing feat of holding the Wolves scoreless throughout the entire first quarter. Sitka finally got a lay-up from guard Karel Uddipa with 6:33 to go in the second quarter. Uddipa's basket made the score 25-2 and earned a round of applause from the Juneau crowd.

"We talked about it and I can't remember that happening," Juneau head coach George Houston said. "They had their shots, they just didn't go down. It's our defense and we did what we are supposed to do with our defense."

"Shutting out a team for the first nine and a half minutes might happen only once in a coach's career," Juneau assistant coach Robert Casperson said.

The Bears outscored the Wolves 22-11 in the second quarter to give them a commanding 45-11 lead at halftime. Sitka played almost even with Juneau the rest of the game, as the Bears only outscored the Wolves by two points in the second half.

Petrzuski had praise for Juneau point guard Junior Cumlat, citing him as the player who made the most impact for the Bears.

"You have no idea how special Junior Cumlat is," Petrzuski said. "He alone can completely take a team out of its offense. He controls the game with his defense."

The Crimson Bears' unselfishness was once again shown in the boxscore as 12 players scored points, led by Ryan Monagle's 10. Sterling Henderson had nine points while Cumlat and Jake Miller each scored eight.

"That's the make of our group -- that stat," Houston said.

Sitka was led by Colin Kambak with his game-high 13 points and Karel Uddipa, who was held scoreless on Friday, with nine points.

On Friday, Curtis Lane returned from an ankle injury that forced him to sit out a pair of games in Ketchikan on Feb. 22-23. His presence was felt right away.

Although Lane did not start, he came off the bench to sink two first-quarter 3-pointers as the Bears clawed to a 20-2 first quarter lead behind their patented pressure defense. Sitka was able to find its scoring touch in the second quarter, but still trailed 42-19 at halftime.

The Bears kept pulling away in the third and early in the fourth quarter, extending their lead to 72-33 before Houston brought in his underclassmen.

Lane led another balanced Juneau scoring attack with 14 points, while Monagle and Bryan Hamey each scored 10 points. Eleven Bears got into the scoring column on the night and seven players scored seven points or more.

Sitka was led by Karl Stedman with a game-high 17 points and Campbell added 10 points.

"Now we have the opportunity of a week off," Houston said. "Sitka plays Ketchikan in Sitka next week. We have a chance to rest up and get refreshed for Southeast."

In the junior varsity action, Juneau swept Sitka 53-49 on Friday and 60-44 on Saturday. The Bears were led Friday by Nik Hura's 16 points and Saturday by Alex Heumann's 18 points. In C-squad games, Juneau won 54-38 on Friday, but Sitka came away with a 55-52 win on Saturday.

Jeff Kasper can be reached at jkasper@juneauempire.com.

Crimson Bears 68, Wolves 38

Saturday's boys varsity game from Juneau-Douglas High School

SITKA (38) -- Cody Campbell 0 0-0 0, Karel Uddipa 3 3-6 9, Elgin Hollins 0 0-0 0, Karl Stedman 0 0-0 0, Colin Kambak 6 0-0 13, George Howard 0 2-2 2, Anthony Haskins 0 0-0 0, Andrew Broschat 0 0-0 0, Dennis Houston 0 0-0 0, Mike Johnson 0 0-0 0, Antwan Wilmont 0 0-0 0, Mitch Hawk 1 2-2 4, Tristan Hanson 0 0-0 0, Ryan Robidou 0 4-6 4, Dalton Bergman 1 2-2 4, Travis Bradshaw 0 2-2 2. Totals: 11 15-20 38.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (68) -- Junior Cumlat 2 3-4 8, Joe Ayers 2 1-2 5, Ryan Monagle 4 1-1 10, Curtis Lane 1 2-2 4, Sterling Henderson 3 2-5 9, Alex Heumann 0 0-0 0, Nik Hura 1 0-0 2, Bryan Hamey 1 0-0 2, Craig Kitka 2 0-2 5, Josh Laramie 0 0-0 0, Byron Wild 2 2-2 6, Jake Miller 3 2-2 8, Ray Zimmer 1 3-5 5, Adam Nelson 2 0-0 4, Tommy Derbesy 0 0-0 0, David Jones 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 16-25 68.

SITKA 0 11 10 17 -- 38

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 23 22 10 13 -- 68

3-point goals -- Sitka 1 (Kambak 1), Juneau-Douglas 4 (Cumlat 1, Monagle 1, Heumann 1, Kitka 1). Fouled out -- Sitka 0, Juneau-Douglas 1 (Wild). Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Sitka 21, Juneau-Douglas 16.

Crimson Bears 76, Wolves 42

Friday's boys varsity game from Juneau-Douglas High School

SITKA (42) -- Cody Campbell 4 2-3 10, Karel Uddipa 0 0-2 0, Elgin Hollins 1 1-2 3, Karl Stedman 2 2-2 6, Colin Kambak 7 2-3 17, George Howard 1 0-2 2, Anthony Haskins 1 0-0 2, Andrew Broschat 0 0-0 0, Dennis Houston 0 0-0 0, Antwan Wilmont 0 0-0 0, Mitch Hawk 0 0-0 0, Tristan Hanson 0 1-2 1, Ryan Robidou 0 0-0 0, Dalton Bergman 0 1-2 1, Travis Bradshaw 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 9-18 42.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (76) -- Junior Cumlat 2 3-5 7, Joe Ayers 2 4-4 8, Ryan Monagle 3 1-2 10, Curtis Lane 4 2-2 14, Sterling Henderson 2 0-0 4, Alex Heumann 0 0-0 0, Nik Hura 0 0-0 0, Bryan Hamey 4 0-0 10, Craig Kitka 1 2-2 4, Josh Laramie 0 0-0 0, Byron Wild 4 0-1 8, Jake Miller 2 3-6 7, Ray Zimmer 0 0-0 0, Adam Nelson 0 0-0 0, Tommy Derbesy 1 0-0 2, David Jones 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 15-22 76.

SITKA 2 17 11 12 -- 42

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 20 22 22 12 -- 76

3-point goals -- Sitka 1 (Kambak 1), Juneau-Douglas 7 (Lane 4, Hamey 2, Monagle 1). Fouled out -- Sitka 1 (Robidou), Juneau-Douglas 1 (Cumlat). Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Sitka 19, Juneau-Douglas 17.

Crimson Bears 60, Wolves 44

Saturday's boys JV game from Juneau-Douglas High School

SITKA JV (44) -- Mark Monrel 1 0-0 2, Mike Johnson 4 0-2 8, Matt Burrows 0 0-0 0, Sean Wathen 2 0-0 4, Andrew Broshat 4 5-6 13, Mitch Hawk 2 0-0 4, George Howard 0 3-5 3, Anthony Haskins 2 4-10 8, Tyler McCarty 0 1-3 1, Antwan Wilmont 0 0-0 0, Travis Bradshaw 0 0-0 0, Dennis Houston 1 1-2 3, Tyler Lane 0 0-0 0, Manfred Baclaris 0 1-2 1, Micah Trani 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 14-28 44.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS JV (60) -- Sergio Magallanes 1 2-4 4, Thomas Derbesy 2 0-0 4, Jon Andrew Malacas 1 0-0 2, Jason Lorenz 0 1-2 1, Daniel Leder 0 2-2 2, Alex Heumann 6 2-3 18, Nik Hura 3 3-3 10, Kyle Huntsman 0 0-0 0, Josh Laramie 0 0-0 0, David Jones 1 0-0 2, Robb Carte 0 3-4 3, Adam Nelson 3 0-0 6, Aaron Bauman 0 2-2 2, Phillip Barnett 0 2-4 2, Norman Zura 0 0-0 0, Andrew Capacci 1 0-0 2, Michael bickmore 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19 17-24 60.

SITKA 4 12 10 18 -- 44

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 14 11 15 20 -- 60

3-point goals -- Sitka 0, Juneau-Douglas 5 (Heumann 4, Hura 1). Fouled out -- Sitka 0, Juneau-Douglas 2 (Magallanes, Jones). Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Sitka 22, Juneau-Douglas 26.

Crimson Bears 53, Wolves 49

Friday's boys JV game from Juneau-Douglas High School

SITKA JV (49) -- Mark Monrel 4 1-2 9, Mike Johnson 1 0-0 2, Matt Burrows 0 0-0 0, Sean Wathen 0 0-0 0, Andrew Broshat 4 2-2 12, Mitch Hawk 3 4-4 10, George Howard 2 2-2- 6, Anthony Haskins 2 0-2 5, Tyler McCarty 1 0-0 2, Antwan Wilmont 0 0-0 0, Travis Bradshaw 0 0-0 0, Dennis Houston 1 1-2 3, Tyler Lane 0 0-0 0, Manfred Baclaris 0 0-0 0, Micah Trani 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 10-14 49.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS JV (53) -- Sergio Magallanes 0 0-0 0, Thomas Derbesy 0 0-2 0, Jon Andrew Malacas 2 1-2 5, Jason Lorenz 1 0-4 2, Daniel Leder 0 0-0 0, Alex Heumann 2 2-4 7, Nik Hura 6 3-5 16, Kyle Huntsman 2 1-1 5, Ryan Hart 0 0-0 0, Josh Laramie 0 0-0 0, David Jones 1 3-4 5, Robb Carte 1 0-0 3, Adam Nelson 2 3-4 7, Aaron Bauman 1 1-2 3. Totals: 18 14-28 53.

SITKA 8 7 17 17 -- 49

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 14 11 12 16 -- 53

3-point goals -- Sitka 3 (Broschat 2, Haskins 1), Juneau-Douglas 3 (Heumann 1, Hura 1, Carte 1). Fouled out -- Sitka 1 (Haskins), Juneau-Douglas 0. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Sitka 20, Juneau-Douglas 15.

Wolves 55, Crimson Bears 52

Saturday's boys C team game from Juneau-Douglas High School

SITKA (55) -- Greg Hunter 1 0-0 2, Tyler Lane 4 3-6 11 Cameron Bowers 2 0-0 5, Mark Manuel 1 0-1 2, Adam Fondell 0 0-0 0, Luke Nisbit 0 0-0 0, Junior Carlos 0 0-0 0, Manfred Beclaris 3 0-0 6, Matt Burrows 0 0-0 0, Mica Trani 2 2-7 6, Andrew Brochat 1 3-4 5. Totals: 19 16-26 55.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS C (52) -- Thomas Derbesy 2 2-6 7, Phillip Barnett 3 0-0 6, Daniel Leder 0 2-2 2, Andrew Capacci 0 0-0 0, Norman Zura 2 0-1 4, Kyle Huntsman 3 2-2 8, Ryan Hart 1 0-0 2, Michael Bickmore 0 0-2 0, Benjie Kruse 4 0-0 8, Dani Cherian 0 0-0 0, Aaron Bauman 7 1-3 15. Totals: 22 7-16 52.

SITKA 11 14 14 16 -- 55

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 16 14 16 6 -- 52

3-point goals -- Sitka 1 (Bowers 1), Juneau-Douglas 1 (Derbesy). Fouled out -- Sitka 0, Juneau-Douglas 2 (Leder, Huntsman). Technical fouls -- Sitka 0, Juneau-Douglas 1 (coach Casperson). Total fouls -- Sitka 18, Juneau-Douglas 20.

Crimson Bears 54, Wolves 38

Friday's boys C team game from Juneau-Douglas High School

SITKA C (38) -- Greg Hunter 0 0-2 0, Tyler Lane 3 3-9 9, Mica Trani 2 1-6 5, Luke Nisbit 0 0-0 0, Cameron Bowers 1 0-0 2, Mark Manuel 1 2-2 4, Adam Fondell 0 0-0 0, Junior Carlos 0 0-0 0, Manfred Beclaris 4 0-2 8, Matt Burrows 3 1-2 7, Sean Wathen 1 1-2 3, Andrew Brochat 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 8-25 38.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS C (54) -- Thomas Derbesy 2 6-9 10, Phillip Barnett 4 2-2 11, Daniel Leder 2 0-0 5, Andrew Capacci 0 0-0 0, Norman Zura 1 0-0 2, Kyle Huntsman 3 4-5 10, Ryan Hart 1 2-2 4, Michael Bickmore 2 0-0 4, Benjie Kruse 1 0-1 2, Dani Cherian 0 0-0 0, Aaron Bauman 2 2-4 6. Totals: 18 16-23 54.

SITKA 10 7 7 14 -- 38

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS 14 17 13 10 -- 54

3-point goals -- Sitka 0, Juneau-Douglas 2 (Barnett 1, Leder 1). Fouled out -- Sitka 1 (Beclaris), Juneau-Douglas 0. Technical fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Sitka 18, Juneau-Douglas 21.



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