Crimson Bears Finish Vegas Gamble with Win

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas Kalé boys basketball team ended their Las Vegas hoops trip with a 63-58 win over Moapa Valley of Overton, Nevada, in the Tarkanian Classic on Tuesday.

      According to JDHS (2-2) Crimson Bears head coach Robert Casperson, “We doubled down on our trapping defense and walked away as big winners.”

      The Crimson Bears put up 40 points in the first half which included five shots from beyond the arch, two each from senior Porter Nelson and sophomore Sean Oliver and one from sophomore Alwen Carrillo.

      The trapping defense also put the Moapa Valley Pirates on the free throw line in the first half and they hit 11 freebies and totaled 32 points.

      The two teams switched offensive stats in the second half with Moapa Valley scoring 24 points from the field and four on the line while JDHS scored 15 points from the field and hit eight from the charity stripe.

      Oliver led the Crimson Bears with 19 points, Carrillo and junior Orion Dybdahl 12 apiece, Nelson 9, senior Tias Carney 5, senior Adrell Mulgrew-Truitt and juniors Joseph Aline and Kai Hargrave 2 each.

      Earlier Tarkanian Classic scores:

      Friday - JDHS defeats Amplus Academy 42-30. Dybdahl 6, Aline 6, Carrillo 6, Oliver 6, Hargrave 4, Nelson 2.

      Saturday - JDHS falls to Somerset 64-62. Carrillo 23, Oliver 19, Hargrave 10, Mulgrew-Truitt 4, Carney 2, Nelson 2.

    Monday - JDHS falls to Coral Academy 72-61. Oliver 15, Carrillo 14, Hargrave 10, Aline 8, Carney 6, junior Chris Harris 3, Dybdahl 3, Nelson 2.

    The Crimson Bears host the Princess Tours Capital City Classic Dec. 27-30. Boys teams include JDHS, Kotzebue, Eagle River and West Anchorage; girls teams include JDHS, Thunder Mountain, Kotzebue and Eagle River. See the schedule at in Sports.

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