Juneau girls split, but lose region tiebreaker

Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2001

Courtney Mason scored 11 points -- all in the second half -- to spark the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team to a 37-34 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Saturday in Ketchikan.

But the Crimson Bears' 46-22 loss on Friday took away any hope of claiming a first-round bye in the Region V-Class 4A tournament in Sitka on March 14-17.

The Bears (15-6 overall, 6-2 region) and the Kings (14-4 overall, 6-2 region) are tied for the Region V lead, but the tiebreaker is decided by head-to-head point-differential which is capped off at 10 points per game. Even though the Kings beat the Bears by 24 points on Friday, only 10 points are factored into the head-to-head tally.

Friday's loss put Juneau 11 points behind Ketchikan with Saturday's game remaining and the Bears could not methematically make up the difference in Saturday's game.

Juneau's inability to consistently score points this season was brutally evident in both games.

The Bears scored only six points in the first half of Friday's game and their 22 points were a season low for a game. Until the final quarter of Saturday's game, Juneau scored just 41 points over seven quarters in Ketchikan.

Saturday's game started much like Friday's with the Bears struggling to put points on the board.

Ketchikan held a 20-14 lead at the half and extended its lead to 26-19 heading into the final period. But Mason nailed two crucial 3-pointers and Kari Parr scored her only four points of the game as Juneau sent the Kings reeling.

Although Ketchikan made 16 field goals compared to Juneau's 10, it was dreadful free-throw shooting that hurt the Kings' chances to win. They shot just 20 percent from the foul line (two for 10) compared to Juneau's 56 percent (five for nine).

Hilary Rehfeld led all scorers on Saturday with 14 points, including six in a crucial fourth quarter. Kacie Murphy and Michael Kohan added three apiece and Amy Neussl tallied two points.

The Kings were led in scoring by Jonnae Ostrom with 10 points, Deanna Hallman added eight points off the bench and Johanna Johnson scored six. Ketchikan's leading scorer this season, Cassie White was held scoreless and standout Kelly Nausid scored just four points.

In Friday's game, the Crimson Bears couldn't get anything to fall and made just five field goals the entire game.

Rehfeld scored nine points to lead the Bears and Danielle Larson added five. Suzanne Parr and Mason each scored on a 3-pointer and Neussl and Jessica Hahnlen added one point each.

Ketchikan's trio of White, Nausid and Ostrom scored 11 points apiece to lead the team while Johnson added 10.

The Crimson Bears will now focus their attention to the Region V-4A tournament where they will face Sitka on Thursday, with the winner advancing to play Ketchikan for the title on Friday night.

Crimson Bears 37, Kings 34

Saturday's boxscore from Ketchikan High School

Juneau-Douglas (37) -- Kari Parr 2 0-1 4, Suzanne Parr 0 0-0 0, Michael Kohan 1 1-4 3, Courtney Mason 4 0-0 11, Kendri Cesar 0 0-0 0, Amy Neussl 1 0-0 2, Kacie Murphy 1 0-0 3, Hilary Rehfeld 5 4-4 14, Danielle Larson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 5-9 37.

Ketchikan (34) -- Anne Elliott 1 0-0 2, Cassie White 0 0-2 0, Danette Kahle 0 0-0 0, Amanda Kolanko 2 0-1 4, Kelly Nausid 2 0-1 4, Jonnae Ostrom 5 0-0 10, Johanna Johnson 3 0-2 6, Jodi Jacubek 0 0-0 0, Deanna Hallman 3 2-4 8. Totals 16 2-10 34.

Juneau-Douglas 5 9 5 18 -- 37

Ketchikan 14 6 6 8 -- 34

3-point goals -- Juneau-Douglas 4 (Mason 3, Murphy 1), Kethcikan 0. Fouled out -- None. Technical Fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Juneau-Douglas 11, Ketchikan 13.

Kings 37, Crimson Bears 34

Friday's boxscore from Ketchikan High School

Juneau-Douglas (22) -- Kari Parr 0 0-0 0, Suzanne Parr 1 0-0 3, Michael Kohan 0 0-0 0, Courtney Mason 1 0-0 3, Kendri Cesar 0 0-0 0, Anna Capacci 0 0-0 0, Amy Neussl 0 1-3 1, Kacie Murphy 0 0-0 0, Hilary Rehfeld 3 3-4 9, Danielle Larson 2 1-2 5, Jessica Hahnlen 0 1-2 1. Totals: 5 6-11 22.

Ketchikan (46) -- Anne Elliott 0 0-0 0, Cassie White 5 1-1 11, Danette Kahle 0 0-0 0, Amanda Kolanko 0 0-0 0, Kelly Nausid 3 4-5 11, Jonnae Ostrom 5 1-2 11, Johanna Johnson 3 4-4 10, Sarah Keene 0 0-0 0, Jodi Jacubek 0 2-2 2, Whitney Hofstedt 0 0-0 0, Deanna Hallman 0 0-4 0, Lindsey Bolling 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 13-21 46.

Juneau-Douglas 2 4 7 9 -- 22

Ketchikan 15 6 8 17 -- 46

3-point goals -- Juneau-Douglas 2 (S. Parr 1, Mason 1), Kethcikan 1 (Nausid 1). Fouled out -- Juneau-Douglas (K. Parr). Technical Fouls -- None. Total fouls -- Juneau-Douglas 17, Ketchikan 15.



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