This composite image shows JDHS girls basketball seniors Kate DeBuse  (top left), Ajah Bishop (top right), Jenae Pusich (bottom left) and Kiana Potter (bottom right). (Courtesy Photos)

Coach’s Comments: JDHS girls basketball

Submitted by Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls basketball coach Steve Potter.

Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls basketball coach Steve Potter.

Kate DeBuse

Kate DeBuse (Courtesy Photo)

Kate DeBuse grew a tremendous amount as a player over her 4 years in the program. Her enthusiasm and willingness to work hard have made her a valued member of the program.

Ajah Bishop

Ajah Bishop  (Courtesy Photo)

Through persistence and hard work, Ajah Bishop has risen from C-Team player to a 2yr Varsity team member. Her quirky sense of humor has really added to the team atmosphere — especially this year!

Jenae Pusich

Jenae Pusich  (Courtesy Photo)

Co-captain Jenae Pusich, a four-year varsity player, has evolved from a defensive stalwart as a freshman to the team’s leading scorer as a senior! Cerebral on and off the court, Jenae’s ability to see what others cannot is certain to lead to her success after high school.

Kiana Potter

Kiana Potter  (Courtesy Photo)

Co-captain Kiana Potter, a four-year varsity player has always been willing to do the hard work. Her tenacious defense and drive to succeed serve as an excellent role model for her teammates.

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