Three games remain on the Douglas High boys basketball team’s regular season schedule, and each one is going to be critical for the Tigers in their quest for the playoffs.
Douglas dropped a 78-57 decision Tuesday night at McQueen and fell to 7-6 in Sierra League play (11-9 overall). The Tigers remained tied with Carson for third-place in the league standings. Carson lost Tuesday at Spanish Springs, 43-42.
The Tigers face yet another important test Friday at home against Bishop Manogue, a 68-52 winner over Reno Tuesday to move within one game of Douglas and Carson.
The Tigers have now lost two straight, including a 59-46 setback Friday at Galena that dropped them three games out of first-place in the league. Galena (10-2) and Damonte Ranch (8-3 after beating Hug on Monday, 68-41) stand first and second in the Sierra standings.
James Herrick finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Douglas.
Galena scored nine unanswered points to end the first half and take a 27-14 lead to the locker room.
Douglas concludes the regular season next week when its visits Damonte Ranch on Tuesday and then hosts rival Carson on Feb. 7.