JDHS girls defeat Sitka

Crimson Bears win 12th straight

Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007

The Juneau-Douglas High Schools girls basketball team shared the wealth in its regular-season finale Sunday at Sitka.

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Eleven Crimson Bears scored as top-ranked JDHS defeated the Wolves 63-39 for its 12th straight win.

Talisa Rhea led JDHS with 15 points. The two-time state player of the year knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the win.

Veronica Lietz scored nine of her 11 points in the fourth quarter while freshman Corey Mulder contributed 10 points.

JDHS and Sitka played a tight first half before the Crimson Bears took over after halftime.

Kayla Harrison drained two 3-pointers in the first quarter as JDHS raced to a 13-8 lead. The Crimson Bears extended their lead to 24-18 at halftime.

JDHS (19-3, 8-0 Southeast) outscored Sitka 39-21 in the second half to win the game.

Nicole Fenumiai and Harrison scored six points each, Annette Highley had four points, Kristen Pratt and Andrea Doerflinger tallied three points each in the win.

Kelsea Johnson led Sitka (4-17, 0-8) with 14 points while Lindsay DelMoral posted seven points. Kathryn Medinger scored six points, Michaela Coleman added four points, and Justine Chapman hit a 3-point in defeat.

Up next for both teams is the Southeast Conference tournament, which begins Thursday at Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.

JDHS awaits either Sitka or Ketchikan at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the conference title game.

In junior varsity action, Juneau-Douglas nipped Sitka 38-30.

Susy Hurtte led the Crimson Bears with nine points. Krystle DeWitt-Narino tallied eight points, Kailyn Sanders added seven points, while Annie Heger and Shawnee Good scored three points each for JDHS.

Also for the Bears, Nani Toetuu added two points, and Jessica Pons-Hardy converted a free throw.

Chapman led Sitka with 10 points.


JDHS 63, Sitka 39

JDHS - 13 11 20 19 - 63

Sitka - 8 10 12 9 - 39

JDHS (63) - Johnson 2, Rhea 15, Tingley 2, Harrison 6, Lietz 11, Highley 4, Mulder 10, Pratt 3, Buck 2, Fenumiai 6, Doerflinger 3.

Sitka (39) - Trani 2, Albee 2, DelMoral 7, Medinger 6, Chapman 3, Johnson 14, Coleman 4, Puletau 1.

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