Juneau-Douglas’ Brock McCormick, right, lays the ball up against Ketchikan’s Kristian Pihl at JDHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. JDHS won 75-67. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau-Douglas’ Brock McCormick, right, lays the ball up against Ketchikan’s Kristian Pihl at JDHS on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. JDHS won 75-67. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Crosstown rivals clash for first time of the year

Juneau-Douglas entertains Thunder Mountain for homecoming

Here’s a look at all three home basketball series this weekend at Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools.

Juneau-Douglas boys (7-6) vs. Thunder Mountain boys (7-7), Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., JDHS gym

JDHS and TMHS each walked away with three wins in six head-to-head matches last season. Their last matchup of the season was a dramatic one, with JDHS scoring the go-ahead points with 0.7 second left in regulation to eliminate the Falcons from the Region V Basketball Tournament.

JDHS finished fourth the South O’Brady’s Invitational last week in Anchorage. TMHS went 1-3 in four road contests in Anchorage, Wasilla and Utqiagvik.

JDHS will have four more conference games after this weekend. TMHS will have six more conference games after this weekend.

Juneau-Douglas girls (8-2) vs. Sitka, Friday and Saturday, 6:15 p.m., JDHS gym

JDHS sports a Southeast Conference-leading 2-0 record after sweeping Ketchikan last weekend. JDHS has strung together four wins in a row. Their only two losses of the season have come against Anchorage’s East and Bartlett.

These two teams squared off in the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic on Dec. 27. The Crimson Bears won handily 52-25.

Thunder Mountain girls (7-8) vs. Ketchikan (4-6), Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Thunderdome

Thunder Mountain lost to Ketchikan in four games last season by an average of 24 points. This season, the Falcons have already exceeded last year’s win total with seven victories.

TMHS lost to Ketchikan 43-33 in Ketchikan last month.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com. Follow Empire Sports on Twitter at @akempiresports.


Juneau-Douglas’ Alyxn Bohulano, right, is guarded by Thunder Mountain’s Tzadi Hauck at JDHS on Friday, March 3, 2018. JDHS won 53-33. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau-Douglas’ Alyxn Bohulano, right, is guarded by Thunder Mountain’s Tzadi Hauck at JDHS on Friday, March 3, 2018. JDHS won 53-33. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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