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February 8, 2014
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Tigers' girls fall, boys nab big win

The Douglas High girls and boys basketball teams split playoff atmosphere games Friday against Bishop Manogue.

First, Manogue gained an inside track to the Sierra League girls basketball championship with a 45-35 victory against the Tigers at Randy Green Court. Then the Douglas boys rallied to take a 62-57 victory that assured them a berth in the playoffs.

Douglas (18-7 overall, 11-3 league) only led once in the girls contest — 6-4 late in the first quarter — as their seven-game win streak came to an end.

The Tigers only trailed 37-33 midway through the fourth quarter, however, the Miners (16-4, 12-2) closed with an 8-2 run to put the game away.

Maddy Lowe scored 12 points, Corryne Millett 9 and Leonna Mortimer 8 to lead the Tigers offensively. Breezi Holt scored 15 points and Maddy Lewis 12 for Manogue.


Douglas (12-9 overall, 8-6 league) remained tied with Carson for third-place in the Sierra League — one game behind second-place Damponte Ranch — while Manogue (9-11, 6-8) fell two games behind with two games left in the regular season. The Tigers have clinched a playoff berth since they hold the tie-breaker advantage over Manogue (9-11, 6-8) with wins in both regular season meetings.

Manogue led by 9 points in the first quarter and by 7 early in the second period, only to see Douglas rally back to tie the score 30-30 at halftime. A.J. Pfaffenberger scored 7 straight points to spark a key run in the first quarter after the Miners took a 16-7 lead.

The Tigers outscored Manogue 19-11 in the third quarter.

James Herrick and Pfaffenberger scored 16 points each for Douglas. Austin Evans also scored 13 for the Tigers, who ended a two-game losing streak. Alex Tessmann contributed 5 assists and 4 steals.

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 8, 2014 09:02PM Published Feb 8, 2014 10:58AM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.