Crimson Bears start slow, fall to Dimond

Lynx improve to 16-1 on the season

Juneau-Douglas’ Israel Yadao attempts a layup against Dimond’s Isaiah Moses at JDHS on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Dimond defeated JDHS 57-53 on Friday and 50-49 on Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Dimond High School boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead and defeated Juneau-Douglas High School (8-11, 1-3 SEC) for the second straight night at JDHS on Saturday.


Dimond’s Isaiah Moses and Carter Moore scored 16 points and Nicolas Horning added 13 for Lynx in a 60-49 road victory.

“We go into every game thinking that we can win, but coming down to Juneau and winning two games is pretty big for us and shows that we can win games out of conference,” Horning said.

Kolby Hoover led the Crimson Bears with 17 points and Erik Kelly delivered 16.

After going up 14-9 in the first quarter, the Lynx (16-1, 7-1 CIC) steadily increased their lead in the second quarter and led by 12 points at halftime.

Kyler Maisey scored the first points of the third quarter after the Lynx corralled several offensive rebounds. Moore would get a 12-foot jumper and 3-pointer to go to put Dimond up 36-19 over the new few possessions.

Kelly made strong plays later in the quarter — including a three-point play and thunderous block— to keep JDHS within striking distance.

Then, just 17 seconds into the fourth quarter, Kelly made a corner 3-pointer to bring JDHS within six points.

Dimond’s Jaren Carle responded with a deep straightaway 3-pointer on the very next possession as the Lynx maintained a grip on the lead the rest of the way.

The JDHS girls basketball team lost both of its games over the weekend to Sitka High School.

The Crimson Bears fell on Friday 56-38 but came much closer to winning Saturday in a 47-44 loss.

JDHS senior Cassie Dzinich scored 18 points and Alyxn Bohulano had 11 points in the second game.

The Thunder Mountain boys split their weekend series against Ketchikan. The Falcons dropped their first game on Friday night 54-44 before rebounding with a 77-67 win on Saturday.

Kayhi’s Marcus Lee scored a season-high 38 points in the Saturday loss.

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