The Douglas boys basketball team overcame a eight-point first quarter deficit and held on for a 69-68 overtime win over Mira Costa, Calif., in the second round of the Under Armour Holiday Classic in San Diego Thursday morning.
Mira Costa appeared to have the game clinched after sinking a late free throw in regulation for a one-point lead, but a lane violation on the shot wiped the point off the scoreboard.
Douglas then outscored the Mustangs 11-10 in the extra period to improve to 6-5 overall on the year and 1-1 in the tournament.
Hunter Myers led the Tigers with 23 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Austin Evans chipped in 10 points, with a 3-pointer, Pat Johnson hit three 3-pointers for nine points, Joe Syammach added eight points, Michael Nolting and Sam Broersma each scored six points, James Herrick had five and Tay Simms wrapped up the scoring with two points.
The Douglas girls basketball team opened the Las Vegas Holiday Classic with a win and a loss Thursday.
The Lady Tigers raced out to a 14-2 lead over Shadow Ridge in the first game and never looked back, claiming a 40-26 win.
Desiree Cage led the Tigers with nine points, Leonna Mortimer added seven, Diana Regalado had six, McKenna Kynett and Corryne Millett each had four, Kelly Sonnemann had three and Mandy Weaver, Kassidy Freitas and Yvette Schlee each scored two points.
Later in the day, Douglas fell to Southern Division I powerhouse Liberty High School by the score of 62-21.