JDHS takes second game against Mt. Edgecumbe

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team took down 3A Mt. Edgecumbe in Sitka on Saturday.

The Crimson Bears (15-3) outscored their opponents in every period except the third on their way to a 69-41 win. JDHS looked to bury their opponents early in Saturday’s contest, allowing the Crimson Bears to play conservatively and run the clock down in the second half.

JDHS head coach Robert Casperson is pleased with how his team is rounding out late in the season.

“Kolby Hoover was spelling us, giving us good minutes. Hickock played well. The pieces are there,” Casperson said.

JDHS senior Guy Bean led all scorers with 17, followed by senior Kaleb Tompkins with 16 and senior Treyson Ramos with 14. Senior Bryce Swofford added 10.

Mt. Edgecumbe’s Ermogen Mercelief led his team with 11 points, followed by Paul Bioff with 10.

JDHS and Mt. Edgecumbe played a close second half, scoring 20 and 18 respectively.

JDHS plays Mt. Edgecumbe again at 8 p.m. next Thursday in Juneau. The Crimson Bears follow that up with two games against Ketchikan at 8 p.m. next Friday and Saturday.