Sports Briefs

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2003

Cavaliers finish 2-4 in summer league

The Cleveland Cavaliers wasted a 16-point, 18-rebound performance by former Juneau-Douglas High School star Carlos Boozer as the Cavs lost 80-76 to the Washington Wizards on Sunday in the last game of the Reebok Pro Summer League in Boston.

Cleveland led 42-30 at halftime before Washington rallied. Darius Miles also scored 16 points for the Cavaliers, while rookies LeBron James and Jason Kapono had nine points each. Juan Dixon scored 24 points and seven steals to lead Washington.

The loss dropped Cleveland to 2-4 and a five-way tie for sixth place in the 10-team summer league. The San Antonio Spurs were 6-0 to win the summer league title.

Boozer scored 12.5 points a game and tied with Washington's Kwame Brown for the league lead in rebounds with 8.3 boards per game. Boozer saw action in all six of Cleveland's games and had two double-doubles.

JDHS swimmers earn national honors

Now that the school year is over and the season results are in from all 50 states, two Juneau-Douglas High School students earned national recognition from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America, JDHS swim coach John Wray said.

Weather Potdevin, who graduated in May, was named to the Academic All-American Team for her combined accomplishments in the classroom and in the swimming pool. Potdevin, who will swim at Colby College in Maine this fall, reached the finals in the 200-yard and 500 freestyle events at the state swim meet in November. She also won a medal (top-four finishers) as a member of Juneau's 400 free relay team.

Paul Hughes, who was a sophomore, achieved All-American Team status for his state championship-winning time in the 100-yard breaststroke, 58.10 seconds, which ranked 30th in the nation. Hughes earned Honorable Mention All-American Team status for his state championship-winning time in the 200 individual medley, a 1:56.59 that ranked 104th in the country. Hughes, who recently moved to Tacoma, Wash., helped lead the Crimson Bear boys team to a tie with Soldotna for the state team championship.

Coxe wins Alaska prone rifle title

Juneau's Ray Coxe scored 562 points with nine "X's" - hitting the tiny "X" in the center of the target - to claim the NRA 300-Yard Alaska Prone Rifle Championship held July 3 at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range near Montana Creek.

Coxe edged Juneau's Mal Menzies by three points for the title, with Menzies posting a 559 and nine "X's". Lynn Bennett of Juneau took third place with a 549 and three "X's". Finishing fourth was Arn Albrecht of Juneau, who had a 521 and nine "X's". Chris Salazar and Scott Bosse of Juneau also took part in the competition.

The event required competitors to shoot 20 shots from the prone position with three different rifle types. The match was fired as part of Juneau's Independence Day Celebration, but the shooting was hampered by the weather (rain and fog).

On June 29, Bennett claimed the title in the service or match rifle division during the Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club's monthly high-power rifle matches.

Bennett posted a score of 474 with nine "X's" to beat Coxe, who posted a 455 with 10 "X's", and Menzies (444 with six "X's"). Each participant took 50 shots from four positions (20 prone, 10 each for standing, standing to sit and standing to prone) at 200 yards.

Brad Flynn won the sporter/hunter rifle division, posting a score of 308 with six "X's", beating Linda Flynn (300 with 12 "X's) and Roy Carte (279 with three "X's"). In this division, participants shot 32 shots from four positions at 200 yards.

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