Crimson Bears' JV roar past Homer at home

Junior varsity girls open season with 6 wins

Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball junior varsity team made an impressive home debut with a pair of routs over visiting Homer.

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The Crimson Bears blasted the Mariners' JV 74-13 on Saturday and 88-20 on Friday. On Saturday, JDHS opened up a 17-3 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the Crimson Bears hit 18 of 23 free throws in the win.

Krystal Dewitt-Narino made 8 of 10 shots to lead the Bears with 19 points. Kristin Pratt had 12 points and six rebounds, K.K. Sanders added 12 points while Shawnee Goode posted nine points in the win.

Jessica Pons-Hardy and Kristen Dierick scored seven points each, Susy Hurtte had four and Darby Brown added two in the win. Annette Highley didn't score but made three steals for JDHS.

Jessica Jones led Homer with six points.

In Friday's 66-point JDHS win, five Crimson Bears scored in double figures and 10 players found the hoop in the win.

Highley led all scorers with 16 points while Dewitt-Narino and Hurtte posted 10 points each for JDHS. Sanders and Pratt scored 10 points each, Dierick had nine, Amy Bergmann posted eight, Brown scored five, Emily Johnson chipped in four and Wendy Calderwood scored two points in the win.

Caryn Cordova led the Mariners with six points on Friday.

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The JDHS JV opened its season Dec. 9 with a first-place finish in the Road to the Gold Tournament in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories.

The Crimson Bears won four straight games en route to the title.

Tournament MVP Pratt poured in 21 points on Dec. 9 to lift Juneau-Douglas to a 62-45 championship victory over a club team from Northwest Territories.

All-tournament selection Sanders scored 13 points and 3-point champion Dierick added 10 points in the win. Pons-Hardy scored nine points, Hurtte chipped in with seven, Brown added five, Johnson had four while Dewitt-Narino posted two points in the win.

On Dec. 7, JDHS opened the tournament with a 58-28 rout of Northwest Territories. Ten players scored for the Crimson Bears as Hurtte led her team with 10 points. Sanders and Johnson had nine each in the win while Calderwood poured in eight points.

JDHS then pounded Porter Creek 59-31 on Dec. 8 behind Sanders' 13 points. Hurtte contributed nine points in the win. Nani Toetuu and Goode chipped in with two points apiece for the Crimson Bears.

In the Road to the Gold semifinals, the Bears upended F.H. Collins 64-42 as Pratt led her team with 19 points. Sanders added 11 in the win.

The junior varsity next plays Sitka on Jan. 5-6.

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