Basketball roundup

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Juneau's basketball teams were busy with holiday tournaments this past week.

    The Juneau Douglas boys basketball split two games at the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas Friday and Saturday.

    They lost to Layton Christian Friday 67-40 and then rebounded to defeat Western Nevada 60-48 on Saturday.

    Crimson Bear Eric Kelly tied the school record for points in a game last week when he netted 45 points in one of the tournament games in Las Vegas.

    Kelly now shares the record that had been held for many years by Jason Bavard.

    Coach Robert Casperson said it was a productive tournament, "We saw some really great competition, lot of great athletes and a lot of tall kids 6'7" and taller.  One of the best things was all the fun we had and being able to identify the things we need to work on for the rest of our season."

    The Juneau Douglas girls basketball team lost to Legacy Nevada by a bucket 73-71 on Friday and lost to Coronado Nevada
    on Saturday 59-45.

    The Thunder Mountain boys basketball team ended up in sixth place at the Doc Larson tournament in Wasilla.
    They defeated Barrow by two points, 70-68 on Friday and lost to Diamond on Saturday 70-45.

    The Sitka girls basketball team swept Thunder Mountain in a pair of games last Thursday and Friday 44-24 and 57-16.

    The Capital City Classic begins Wednesday at Juneau Douglas High School. 

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