JDHS girls split with Edgecumbe

Pusich sisters score 17 points on President’s Day

The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team journeyed to the first seat of government in Alaska, Sitka, for President’s Day.

The Crimson Bears took on Mt. Edgecumbe High School Monday and Tuesday, recording a 1-1 record.

Junior Sadie Tuckwood scored a team-high 13 points in Monday’s 38-31 win at the B.J. McGillis Gymnasium. JDHS clung to a 24-22 lead after three quarters before outscoring the Lady Braves 14-9 in the fourth. Sophomore Jenae Pusich tallied 10 points, and senior Caitlin Puisch had eight in the win.

“Jenae made some good cuts and had some nice finishes inside against the bigger (Mt. Edgecumbe) girls,” JDHS coach Steve Potter said via text message. “Sadie found her scoring touch that had been eluding her the last couple games — scoring in transition, on the boards and adding a couple perimeter shots.”

The Lady Braves narrowly avoided the sweep with their 33-32 Tuesday win. Caitlin Pusich and Edgecumbe’s Autumn Beans each turned in 10 points.

The Crimson Bears, now 12-8, play out the remainder of the regular season at home, taking the court against Ketchikan this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. The junior varsity teams play the Lady Kings at 6:15 p.m. Next weekend’s games are against crosstown rival Thunder Mountain, who is off this weekend.


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


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