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Kings crown Bears in OT

Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2000

A half-court shot and a length-of-the-court drive with the clock winding down gave Ketchikan a 71-70 overtime victory over the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team Saturday night in Ketchikan.

Alexis Pahang drove the baseline and scored with 3.2 seconds left in overtime to seal the Kings' first victory over Juneau since 1997. The loss ended Juneau's nine-game winning streak.

Pahang, who scored seven of his game-high 28 points in overtime, dribbled the length of the court to score after Juneau's Evan Tromble hit one of two free throws with 11 seconds left to give the Crimson Bears a 70-69 lead.

But Pahang's heroics wouldn't have been possible without Ken Terpsma, who launched a half-court shot at the buzzer to tie the game 62-62.

``It was way the hell out there,'' said Juneau coach George Houston. ``From our bench we could see the dang thing was in line to go in. I don't think it touched a bit of iron.''

Ketchikan (11-10 overall, 3-5 in Region V-Class 4A) never led in the game until overtime. Juneau jumped out to a 20-12 lead after the first quarter, and led 33-24 at halftime. Entering the fourth quarter, Juneau's lead had dwindled to 48-41, and the Kings outscored the Crimson Bears 21-14 in the final frame.

Still, Juneau (13-7 overall, 5-1 region) seemingly had the game in hand near the end.

Juneau's Ryan Monagle buried one of two free throws for a 60-56 lead with under 10 seconds left to play. That's when Pahang, who nailed three of his team's seven 3-pointers, canned a trey with 4.3 seconds left to cut the lead to 60-59. Juneau's John Blasco hit two free throws before Terpsma's prayer at the buzzer.

``He took one step and drained it,'' Houston said. ``What are you going to do about that?''

Terpsma scored 16 points for the Kings. Tromble led Juneau with 18, followed by Clay Brown with 16 and Curtis Lane with 10.

The win earned a split of the two-game series for the Kings, who lost 58-54 Friday night. In that contest, Lane made all eight of his free throws and nailed a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to seal the game. Juneau hit 15 of 18 free throws in the final quarter.

Lane finished with 16 points Friday and Tromble led Juneau with 19. Monagle added 11 points for the Crimson Bears. Ketchikan was led Friday by Tom Byron with 15 points, Pahang with 11 and Rich McAlpin with 10 points.

Juneau hosts Sitka next weekend in the final two games of the regular season. After that the Region V tournament begins March 15 in Ketchikan.

``They beat us and we have to accept that,'' Houston said. ``But better now than in two weeks.''

KINGS 71

CRIMSON BEARS 70, OT

Saturday's game at Ketchikan High School

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (70)

Bryan Hamey 0 0-1 0, John Blasco 2 2-2 7, Ryan Monagle 1 3-4 5, Curtis Lane 4 0-0 10, Clay Brown 6 3-4 16, Leon Bus 0 0-0 0, Evan Tromble 4 10-16 18, Joe Ayers 1 1-3 3, Jake Miller 1 1-2 1, Rick Carte 4 0-1 8, Jon Chapman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 20-33 70.

KETCHIKAN (71)

T.J. Milner 0 0-0 0, Tom Byron 1 0-0 2, Ken Terpsma 7 0-0 16, Rich McAlpin 0 0-0 0, Alexis Pahang 10 5-5 28, Dan Yates 3 0-0 6, Don Munhoven 1 4-4 7, Ethan Berto 2 0-0 5, Jesse Richardson 1 1-2 3, Brandon Nicholas 1 2-2 4. Totals: 26 12-13 71.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS20 13 15 14 8 - 70

KETCHIKAN12 12 17 21 9 - 71

3-point goals - Juneau-Douglas 4 (Lane 2, Blasco, Brown), Ketchikan 7 (Pahang 3, Terpsma 2, Berto, Munhoven). Fouled out - Ketchikan (Byron, Nicholas). Technical fouls - Ketchikan (Dan Majors). Total fouls - Juneau 15, Ketchikan 26.

CRIMSON BEARS 58

KINGS 54

Friday's game at Ketchikan High School

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (58)

Bryan Hamey 0 0-0 0, John Blasco 1 1-2 4, Ryan Monagle 3 5-8 11, Curtis Lane 3 8-8 16, Clay Brown 1 0-0 2, Leon Bus 0 0-0 0, Evan Tromble 8 3-3 19, Joe Ayers 0 2-3 2, Jake Miller 0 0-0 0, Rick Carte 2 0-0 4, Jon Chapman 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 19-24 58.

KETCHIKAN (54)

T.J. Milner 0 0-0 0, Tom Byron 7 0-1 15, Rich McAlpin 4 1-2 10, Alexis Pahang 3 4-4 11, Dan Yates 1 0-0 2, Don Munhoven 3 0-2 6, Ethan Berto 0 0-0 0, Jesse Richardson 0 0-0 0, Brandon Nicholas 5 0-0 10. Totals: 23 5-9 54.

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS11 12 9 26 - 58

KETCHIKAN13 10 16 15 - 54

3-point goals - Juneau-Douglas 3 (Lane 2, Blasco), Ketchikan 3 (Bryon, McAlpin, Pahang). Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Juneau 17, Ketchikan 21.



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