Crimson Bears Boys Close Again in Vegas

    The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team pose with alumni Carlos Boozer at the Tarkanian Classic basketball tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Phot courtesy Robert Casperson)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas Kalé boys basketball team continued their run of bad luck, but good effort, in Las Vegas with a close loss to Coral Academy of Science from Henderson, Nevada, 72-61 on Monday in the Tarkanian Classic.

      “We played very hard this afternoon and ended up on the short side of the score board,” JDHS coach Robert Casperson said. “We played from behind for a lot of the game and Coral Academy hit a number of three-pointers that killed several rallies. Both teams competed in the highly physical game. It was a great learning opportunity for us at this point of the season.”

      The Crimson Bears trailed 34-30 after the first half.

      “Kai Hargrave provided his steady play and Poter Nelson gave us a lift with his defensive energy,” Casperson said. “Tias Carney scrapped on the boards and Alwen Carrillo did well scoring and distributing the ball from his point guard position.”

      Sean Oliver led the Crimson Bears with 15 points, Carrillo added 14, Hargrave 10, Joseph Aline 8, Carney 6, Chris Harris and Orion Dybdahl 3 apiece, and Nelson two.

    JDHS was 8-13 at the free-throw line, Coral Academy 12-15.

      E. Quintana led the Falcons with 20 points, L. Hamilton 16, J. Batchman 11, Z. Makhatini 11, K. Aiu 10, and E. Shalev 4.

      JDHS plays their final game in the Tarkanian Classic against Moapa Valley today.

      In earlier action JDHS lost to Amplus Academy on Friday 42-30. Dybdahl, Aline, Carrillo and Oliver all scored 6 points each, Hargrave 4, and Nelson 2.

      JDHS lost to Somerset 64-62 on Saturday. Carrillo scored 23 points, Oliver 19, Hargrave 10, Mulgrew-Truitt 4, Carney and Nelson 2 apiece.

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