Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Sadie Tuckwood passes in front of Bartlett High School’s Nyakoat Ruot, left, and Amelia Uhila at JDHS on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé’s Sadie Tuckwood passes in front of Bartlett High School’s Nyakoat Ruot, left, and Amelia Uhila at JDHS on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

JDHS defense slows Bartlett

Crimson Bears improve to 4-1

The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé girls basketball team defeated Bartlett High School 44-42 on Friday night.

Senior Kendyl Carson paced the Crimson Bears with 22 points, recording 16 of her team’s 25 first-half points.

JDHS (4-1) gave up 21 points to Bartlett’s star guard Amelia Uhilia but kept the Golden Bears’ 3-point shooters of Kaitlyn Herrmann and Sierra Tunguing from getting hot. The duo combined for just six points. JDHS coach Steve Potter pointed to this as “probably our biggest success.”

“Normally (Uhilia) gets in the middle and kicks it out to those girls and they shoot 3’s all day and they make them,” Potter said.

JDHS led 34-32 after the third quarter but lost the lead several times in the fourth. Jenae Pusich made two free throws to put the Crimson Bears up 41-40 with 27 seconds remaining and Carson and Kiana Potter iced the game with three more free throws.

Just over 24 hours earlier, JDHS lost to Colony High School 55-53, another game in which Carson was the leading scorer, this time with 32 points.

Thunder Mountain High School hosted Bartlett on Thursday and Colony on Friday, falling by scores of 61-33 and 59-31.

The JDHS and TMHS girls teams are back in action Saturday night. The Crimson Bears host Bartlett at 5:30 p.m. and the Falcons host Colony at 7:30 p.m.

• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com.

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