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This article has been updated to correct a score-keeping error. Skylar Tuckwood led JDHS in scoring.
The Region V 4A Tournament officially got underway on Wednesday with the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls taking on Ketchikan High School, with JDHS securing the win in the final second of the game, 26-24.
JDHS senior Skylar Tuckwood led in scoring for a total of 10 points with freshman Gwen Nizich, junior Mila Hargrave and senior Ashley Laudert all tied with 4 points. JDHS head coach Tanya Nizich said while any win is always a positive thing, the offense will have to get more aggressive moving forward in the tournament.
“We were taking shots, we were looking for open people to take those shots, not a lot was falling for us, they were good shots, that’s what we practice repeatedly,” Nizich said. “But still, it was a low score and that’s going to be tough for us to win with that kind of offense, so we’re definitely going to have to put more points on the board to take care of anything.”
Next up, the Crimson Bears will take on Thunder Mountain Lady Falcons at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with Ketchikan playing the loser of that game on Friday.
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