The Redmond High School girls basketball team from Redmond, Wash., showed poise in the fourth quarter to down Juneau-Douglas 63-53 to win the Capital City Classic on Saturday.
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The Mustangs (8-2) finished undefeated in the tournament. Redmond outscored Juneau-Douglas 22-11 in the final eight minutes to shake off the young, feisty Crimson Bears. The game was a rematch of Friday's 70-52 win by the Mustangs.
"We're actually a pretty poised team," said Redmond coach Dennis Edwards, a 1979 JDHS graduate. "Most of the girls play year-round. Ten of 13 of them play 11 months out of the year. There's no panic in them."
Redmond outscored JDHS 13-3 in the final 4:30 of the game after Juneau's Taylor Larson hit a layup to tie the score at 50-50.
After that point, however, the Mustangs took over.
Juneau-Douglas struggled to find open shots against Redmond's zone defense. The Mustangs also hit 11 of 15 free throws down the stretch to ice the win.
"For the first three quarters, we executed offensively," JDHS coach Lesslie Knight said. "After that, there was no execution, no movement. You got to be moving. (Redmond) has solid size. We're small, so we have to execute."
Redmond's Courtney Martin led all scorers with 21 points, many of which came on the drive.
Mustangs captain Mary Petrie also enjoyed a solid game. Petrie fearlessly attacked the rim en route to 17 points.
"Mary Petrie played the whole game," Edwards said. "She's really a dynamic person."
The Capital City Classic final appeared headed for a rout as Redmond jumped to a quick 10-0 lead to start the game. Mahlet Tingley helped the Bears battle back into the game. Tingley earned the assists on Kayla Harrison's 3-pointer and bulleted a no-look pass to Larson for a layup. Brittany Fenumiai and Kayla Harrison added buckets to cut Redmond's lead to 16-13 after the first quarter.
"We came out with more intensity in the second game," Juneau's Annette Highley said. "Brittany hit some big shots."
JDHS took its first lead early in the second quarter by attacking the rim. A steal and layup by Highley, followed by free throws from Harrison and Larson gave the Bears an 18-16 lead.
The teams battled back and forth until Martin's jumper with 40 seconds left gave Redmond a 27-25 lead at halftime.
Juneau-Douglas took a 42-41 lead after three quarters as Fenumiai hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with seconds left.
Despite the loss, Knight praised her team's effort. She used nearly her entire bench as Juneau's nine freshmen and sophomores saw significant minutes.
"They did an incredible job for being such a young group," Knight said. "They played tough and it's nice to play so many players because each one has different assets."
Harrison led JDHS with 14 points while Fenumiai had 12 points and Larson tallied 11 points and five rebounds. Tingley contributed five assists in defeat
Juneau-Douglas 45, Kodiak 30
Aggressive shooting and a strong inside presence from Taylor Larson lifted Juneau-Douglas past Kodiak on Friday.
"It wasn't an easy game," Tingley said. "It was a challenge."
Mahlet Tingley, a sophomore guard, helped lead JDHS with 11 points. She showed versatility by scoring in a variety of ways. She converted a steal into a fast-break layup, hit a couple long jump shots and connected on a 3-pointer.
Her aggressiveness in the offensive end is a new wrinkle in her game. Last year, she was primarily a defender and passer and was a little more reluctant to shoot.
"I'm a little more comfortable and know my role on the team more," she said. "I'm a sophomore, too, so I have to step up to that."
Juneau-Douglas freshman Taylor Larson led her team with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Larson provided a strong inside presence as she hit hook shots with her left and right hand in the win.
Kodiak played well Friday despite struggling with travel issues. Snow and ice prevented the team from leaving Kodiak until late Thursday. Kodiak arrived around 10 p.m. Thursday.
The Bears didn't show any ill-effects from the travel as they took a quick 6-2 lead.
JDHS rebounded, however, with an 11-0 run that spanned the first and second quarters. Juneau-Douglas refused to let Kodiak get back in the game as Annette Highley, Brittany Fenumiai and Kristin Dierick all hit shots for the Crimson Bears down the stretch.
Kodiak (1-3) played well in defeat but couldn't muster enough offense to dig out of the early hole.
"We shot the ball well," said first-year Kodiak coach Brett Larsen. "They're getting used to what I want to do. They played hard and I told them they played well tonight. Just a couple of costly turnovers at the wrong time. We could've cut to nine and we turned the ball over. That cost us tonight."
JDHS forced 16 steals in the win.
Kodiak's Alyssa Horn led her team with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Addie Jones added eight points.
Redmond, Wash. 63, JDHS 53
JDHS 13 12 17 11
Redmond 16 11 14 22
JDHS (53) - Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Dierick 0-1 0-0 0, Tingley 0-0 0-1 0, B. Fenumiai 3-3 0-0 12, Brakes 0-4 0-0 0, Harrison 2-4 4-5 14, Tarver 1-2 0-0 2, Highley 1-1 0-0 2, Larson 5-10 1-3 11, N. Fenumiai 2-4 2-3 6, Swofford 3-3 0-0 6, Pons-Hardy 0-0 0-0 0
Redmond (53) - Kalina 0-0 0-0 0, Valentine 0-3 3-4 3, Jones 1-2 3-4 13, Whitaker 0-0 0-0 0, Egeberg 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 4-8 10-15 21, Petrie 4-8 6-9 17, Bushmeyer 0-0 0-0 0, Kruger 1-2 0-0 2, Parrott 1-1 0-0 2, Simonson 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Pratt 2-3 0-0 4.
Juneau-Douglas 45, Kodiak 30
JDHS 11 8 13 13 - 45
Kodiak 6 8 6 10 - 30
JDHS (45) - Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Dierick 1-1 2-2 4, Tingley 4-5 0-0 11, B. Fenumiai 2-7 0-0 7, Brakes 0-2 0-0 0, Harrison 0-2 2-2 2, Tarver 1-4 2-2 4, Highley 2-3 0-1 4, Larson 6-10 0-0 12, N. Fenumiai 0-1 1-2 1, Swofford 0-1 0-0 0, Pons-Hardy 0-0 0-0 0.
Kodiak (30) - Garner 1-3 0-0 2, E. Horn 0-0 0-0 0, Norton 1-4 0-0 2, Keplinger 2-5 0-0 4, Yamat 1-2 0-0 2, A. Horn 6-13 0-0 12, Jones 1-6 6-8 8, Wedenborn 0-0 0-0 0, Timpke 0-7 0-0 0.
Rebounds - JDHS 29 (Larson 8), Kodiak 17 (A. Horn 10).
Assists - JDHS 13 (Tingley 7), Kodiak 6 (A. Horn 4).
Capital City Classic girls roundup
Redmond, Wash., 76, Wrangell 49
Redmond High School won its second Capital City Classic game in a row on Friday by downing Wrangell.
Courtney Martin led the Mustangs with 21 points. Kailan Kalina had 14 points while Chandler Jones and Mary Petrie contributed 10 points each in the win. Marissa Pratt scored eight points, Alicia Valentine had five points, Jessica Bushmeyer tallied four points while Katie Kruger and Kaitlyn Parrott scored two points each in the win.
The Wolves' Michelle Villarma led all scorers with 23 points. Courtney McCay contributed 17 points, Britney Lindley hit a 3-pointer while Shelby Rushmore, Dawson Fairbanks and Jessica Ritchie tallied two points each in defeat.
Kodiak 42, Wrangell 20
Kodiak finished its Capital City Classic with a 1-1 record after downing Wrangell on Saturday.
Alyssa Horn scored 13 points and Addie Jones added 12 points for the Bears. Jessie Kiplinger had nine points in the fourth quarter while Emily Garner, Emily Horn, Rhonda Yamat and Loretta Timpke tallied two points each.
For Wrangell, all-tournament selection Michelle Villarma had six points while Courntey McCay scored six points in the loss. Dawson Fairbanks added five points and Janell Peterson scored two points for the Wolves.
Capital City Classic AWARDS
Free throw - Ryan "Bubba" Larson, JDHS; Kailan Kalina, Redmond
3-point contest - Patrick Clark, Tahoma; Alyssa Horn, Kodiak
Slam dunk - Joel Naburgs, Club Kilsyth
Half-court contest - Chandler Jones, Redmond
MVP - Courtney Martin, Redmond
Mary Petrie, Redmond
Alyssa Horn, Kodiak
Michelle Villarma, Wrangell
Mahlet Tingley, JDHS
Brittany Fenumiai, JDHS
Chandler Jones, Redmond
Marissa Pratt, Redmond
Taylor Larson, JDHS
MVP - Patrick Clark, Tahoma
Dexter Pearce, Wasilla
Adam Knott, Club Kilsyth
Faifo Levale, JDHS
Erik Rainer, Tahoma
Adrese Lavern, Wasilla
Joel Naburgs, Club Kilsyth
Christian Behrens, Tahoma
Ryan "Bubba" Larson, JDHS
Tillerman Kroon, Wasilla