MINDEN - Freshman guard Tristin Adams scored 18 points, seven in the fourth quarter, to help Fallon High School to a vital 41-37 Northern 4A Division II victory at Douglas on Tuesday night.
Adams buried a 3-pointer to Fallon on top 38-33 with 4:27 remaining, then she combined with Monica Meihack to pick off four steals down the stretch that helped Fallon preserve a win that assured itself of no worse than a third-place tie in Division II.
Fallon is now 6-3 (12-7 overall) with three games left on the schedule. Douglas is fourth with a 4-6 record and needs a win at home against Hug Friday night to secure a berth in the Northern 4A zone tournament.
Lauren Myers led Douglas offensively with 13 points, while Michelle Roza added 11 and Andrea Honer nine.
Douglas tied the score 28-28 when Honer buried a 3-pointer at the outset of the fourth quarter and drew even at 33-33 on Roza's 3-pointer with 5:40 left to play, but it was all Fallon after that.
"We're just having a hard time handling the ball right now," Douglas coach Werner Christen said. "We're not being strong with the ball."
The Tigers have been plagued by injuries in the last two weeks, having lost senior forward Jessica Granat for the season with a knee injury while guard Stephanie Combes is still listed on a day-by-day basis with a knee injury.
Two former Douglas standouts will be inducted into the school's Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night: Teya Edwards (class of 1984) and Dayla Keebaugh (1982). Edwards was a two-time first-team all-conference player who helped the Tigers qualify for the 1983 3A state tournament and also played for Douglas' 1983 state championship volleyball team.