JDHS girls snap Kayhi regional streak

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé girls defeated Ketchikan High School to win the Region V 4A Basketball Tournament.

    JDHS topped Kayhi 50-26 on their home floor Friday before a packed house, claiming their first region title since 2013. Ketchikan won six straight Southeast crowns between 2014-2019.

    The Crimson Bears were the fourth team of the day to win their respective tournament, following the 3A Sitka girls, 2A Petersburg girls and boys. Sitka defeated Mt. Edgecumbe 57-37, the Petersburg girls defeated Metlakatla 28-25 and the Petersburg boys defeated the Haines Glacier Bears 52-46.

    The Southeast champions will not advance to the state tournament, at least not yet. The Alaska School Activities Association announced Wednesday the state basketball tournaments will be postponed or canceled due to the growing threat of the coronavirus.

    JDHS senior Kendyl Carson scored 24 points, senior Sadie Tuckwood scored 11 points and Kiana Potter added 10 points.

    Kayhi seniors Madison Rose and Shaelyn Mendoza scored 11 and eight points, respectively.

    JDHS shutout Kayhi 15-0 in the second quarter, with Carson scoring nine points, using her 6-foot frame to shoot over the smaller Ketchikan defenders. 

    The Pepperdine University-bound point guard's three-point play 40 seconds before halftime pushed JDHS's lead to 22-10. After three Ketchikan missed shots, Potter was fouled with one second to go, scoring two free throws to put JDHS up 22-10 at halftime.

    Carson remained hot after halftime, scoring seven points in the third quarter, when the JDHS lead grew to 41-19. 

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