Kayhi’s Lindsay Byron (21) tries to block Juneau’s Skylar Tuckwood (13) as she attempts a layup Friday at Ketchikan High School. Juneau won 40-33.(Christopher Mullen / Ketchikan Daily News)

Kayhi’s Lindsay Byron (21) tries to block Juneau’s Skylar Tuckwood (13) as she attempts a layup Friday at Ketchikan High School. Juneau won 40-33.(Christopher Mullen / Ketchikan Daily News)

JDHS girls net big conference wins in Ketchikan

Crimson Bears girls find two wins against Lady Kings.

Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls basketball came up big with two wins in away conference games against Ketchikan High School on Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s game saw the Crimson Bears stay in front of the Lady Kings, last year’s Region V 4A champs, in all four quarters with a final score of 40-30 and 36-30 on Saturday. Head coach Tanya Nizich said she was especially proud of the team’s performance in the series after being off for three weeks without games.

“We had good defense from our guards containing their shooters,” Tanya Nizich said. “Mila Hargrave had some great post moves, while Ashley Laudert pulled down some big boards for us. We all stepped up and cohesively won this weekend. I commend Kiyara Miller for her quickness on defense and Carlynn Casperson for being an all around player. There were times when our line up was primarily guards and she is comfortable knowing and playing any position you ask her to.”

On Friday, Laudert led the girls in scoring with 10 total points. Freshman Gwen Nizich had 9 points with junior Mila Hargrave following behind that with a total of 8 points and senior Skylar Tuckwood had 7. Senior Mariah Schauwecker had 4 points and senior Izzy Waters finished with 2.

On Saturday. Hargrave led with 13 points, Gwen Nizich with 8, senior Kiyara Miller with 4, Skylar Tuckwood had 6 and Schauwecker had 5. Tanya Nizich said the two wins were genuine team efforts that saw everyone pull together to contribute.

“Our freshman Gwen Nizich stepped up, while Skylar Tuckwood held their top scorer to 12 points for the entire weekend. Mariah Schauwecker and Izzy Waters hit clutch free throws for us in Friday night’s game to seal the deal,” Tanya Nizich said. “Overall we will always have things to work on and get better at, each game we learn something and will continue to push forward.

• Contact reporter Jonson Kuhn at jonson.kuhn@juneauempire.com.

Juneau’s Ashley Laudert (25), Kayhi’s Kylie Brendible (32), and Juneau’s Mila Hargrave (24) go up for a rebound on Friday at Ketchikan High School. Juneau won 40-33. (Christopher Mullen / Ketchikan Daily News)

Juneau’s Ashley Laudert (25), Kayhi’s Kylie Brendible (32), and Juneau’s Mila Hargrave (24) go up for a rebound on Friday at Ketchikan High School. Juneau won 40-33. (Christopher Mullen / Ketchikan Daily News)

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