Crimson Bears Girls Hoops to Honor Senior Players

    The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls and boys basketball teams host TMHS tonight and Saturday. They will honor their senior players on Saturday after the girls 5 p.m. game and before the 7 p.m. boys game.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé girls basketball team will honor their senior Crimson Bears during Saturday’s final Southeast Conference games in the JDHS gym. Game times are 5 p.m. for girls and 7 p.m. for boys tonight and Saturday.

      Senior appreciation will be on Saturday after the girls game. Tonight will feature a special “Take A Timeout To Talk” mental awareness and suicide prevention program at halftime of the boys 7 p.m. game. Players, coaches and officials will wear purple to support the cause. Fans are encouraged to wear purple both nights.

      JDHS coach Steve Potter provided the following thoughts on his senior players:

      Erlyn Penalosa - #5

      Erlyn is a 3rd year with the GBB, first year with varsity. Hard working; her quickness adds an element to practice that is tough to replicate.

      Larissa Dybdahl - #15

      Larissa is a 4th year with GBB, first year with varsity. One of the most clever passers in the program.

      MacKenzie Nichols - #21

      MacKenzie is a 3rd year with GBB, 2nd year with varsity. Mackenzie blends guards skills with the size of a post player, making her a difficult matchup for opponents.

    Gabbi George-Frank - #22

      Gabbi is a 3rd year with GBB, 2nd year with varsity. Gabbi has grown from a shy, hesitant player to become a valuable part of both our offense and defense by making use of her superior strength and intelligence.

      Rebekah Grube - #23

      Rebekah is a 4th year with GBB, 4th year varsity. Becky has blossomed from a reluctant albeit talented shooter, to become a leader, a key component of our offense and has recently emerged as one of our stronger defenders.

      Trinity Jackson - #12

      Trinity is a 4th year with GBB, 4th year varsity. Trinity has developed from "talented freshman" to become the heart of the team.  Her energy on both the offensive and defensive ends along with her dynamic athleticism and strong desire to win, mean we are always have a chance to win, no matter the score.

      This weekend’s games will not have a bearing on the seeding for the Region V Championships at Ketchikan next week, March 9-12. Ketchikan is the #1 seed, JDHS #2 and TMHS #3.

       JDHS is 2-4 in the Southeast Conference and 14-6 overall. The Crimson Bears lost twice to Ketchikan 41-32 and 42-35 Jan.7-8 at JDHS, defeated TMHS 47-37 and 42-33 Feb. 4-5 at TMHS, and lost to Ketchikan 53-39 and 49-44 Feb. 11-12 at Ketchikan.

      TMHS is 0-6 SEC, 7-14 OA. The Falcons lost to Ketchikan 71-43 and 67-36 Jan. 28-29 at Kayhi, and fell to Ketchikan 46-27 and 45-23 Feb. 25-26 at TM.

      Ketchikan is 8-0 SEC, 20-2 OA.

    Above - JDHS senior Trinity Jackson (12) shoots off a screen by senior Mackenzie Nichols in a recent game at JDHS. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

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