Basketball: Douglas boys, girls fall to defending state champs on same night
December 15, 2012
Pitted against perennial powerhouse Bishop Gorman Friday night, the Douglas boys basketball team gave the Gaels a good run.
More than that, Douglas held leads on five occasions in the game and held the defending state champions to within 10 points through much of the second half before the Gaels pulled away with an 83-66 win.
Senior Hunter Myers led Douglas with 28 points and three 3-pointers.
Michael Nolting had 14 points, Joe Syammach put up 10 points and James Herrick added eight in the loss.
Gorman was led by guard Noah Robotham, who finished with 29 points and a 13-of-15 performance from the free-throw line.
Douglas jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the game on baskets from Syammach and Myers and swapped leads with the Gaels through the remainder of the first quarter until Gorman pulled out to a 22-17 lead.
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Nolting got Douglas back into it on a pair of runners and then Myers hit his first 3-pointer of the night to put the Tigers up 24-22.
Gorman answered with a pair of baskets, but another Myers 3-pointer vaulted Douglas back out at 27-26.
Nolting made another shot on a drive to the basket, giving the Tigers their biggest lead of the game at 29-26 with 4:02 remaining in the half. The Gaels, however, closed the half out strong, using a 10-0 run to jump out to a 42-35 lead.
Gorman opened the second half on a 13-5 run Douglas was not able to close the gap from there.
The Lady Tigers fell to defending state champion Reed High School Friday night in Minden, losing 77-42.
Reed standout Gabby Williams put up 40 points in the win.