The No. 2 ranked Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team will face conference rival and No. 4-ranked Ketchikan at home today and Saturday.
The teams split a two-game series earlier this season in Ketchikan, when the Kings held the No. 1 ranking among all 4A boys teams.
The Kings (17-3) are currently in the top spot in the Southeast Conference, followed by JDHS (15-3) and Thunder Mountain High School (5-12). But JDHS is only one game behind Kayhi for the top spot in the conference, and a weekend sweep would give the Crimson Bears a one-game advantage. JHDS is the only Southeast Conference team to defeat Kayhi this season.
The TMHS Falcons will face Mt. Edgecumbe High School (7-11) today and Saturday at home. The Braves played JDHS on the Crimson Bears’ home court Thursday. The results of that game could not be included in today’s issue due to press deadlines. The story and photos can be found online at juneauempire.com.
The JDHS and TMHS boys varsity teams will play at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, with JV teams playing at 6:15 p.m. and C teams playing at 4:30 p.m.
Both Juneau girls teams will be on the road this weekend. The JDHS girls basketball team (11-6) will travel to Ketchikan for a two-game series against the No. 4 ranked Kings (18-2) today and Saturday. Meanwhile, the TMHS girls team (2-13) will travel to Sitka to face Mt. Edgecumbe (8-8) today and Saturday.
The Juneau boys and girls teams will close out their regular season games next week during cross-town rivalry matchups Friday and Saturday.