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The Douglas High School boys' and girls' basketball teams head up to Wooster tonight to take on the Colts.

The Lady Tigers tip off at 5:15 p.m. and the boys take the floor at 7 p.m.

Check back on www.recordcourier.com tonight for scores from the game.

The freshman squads and the boys' junior varsity squads will play at home this evening with the freshman girls starting at 3:15 p.m.

When was the last time a Douglas varsity basketball team lost to Wooster?

showing a win and a loss, the Douglas High junior varsity girls' basketball team turned in two of their best defensive games of the season last week against Hug and Reno.

"We've been on a streak lately with our defense," coach Dave Pfaffenberger said. "WE gave up eight points to South Tahoe and 11 to Wooster, but these last two games were absolutely the best we played this year."

With Hug in town Saturday, Douglas jumped out to a quick lead, scoring 21 points in the first quarter. Douglas ended up holding the Hawks to half the points they scored in their last meeting and walked away with a 70-16 win.

Four Tigers finished in double figures with Ally Freitas leading the pack with 15 points. Jessica Gorton had 14, Megan Mitchitarian had 12 and Krista Castro pumped in 10 points.

Reno came to town Tuesday and ended up getting a 30-28 win, but Douglas had a number of chances to win it late.

The Tigers overcame a double-digit deficit in the third quarter and fought back to take a lead on Edna Meza's jumper inside the key with less than two minutes left.

"I was so proud of the girls," Pfaffenberger said. "We could have given up in the third when Reno went on a run, but we kept fighting and got back in the game.

"We had our chances at the end. We had free throws and open looks at the basket, so we were executing our plays very well, but we just couldn't get our last few shots to fall."

Reno scored with 15 seconds left to take the lead. After a timeout, the Lady Tigers ran their offense to perfection and got an open shot off with five seconds left, but it hit the front of the rim.

Freitas and Meza led the scoring with six points each, while Jessica Gorton had five and Helen Fillmore added four.

Douglas wrapped up the stretch with a 16-6 record overall and 8-4 record in league play.

Douglas has six wrestlers competing at the Nevada 4A State Championships at Spanish Springs today.

The consolation and tournament finals will be Saturday.

The Douglas boys and girls swept the Colts in their combined last six meetings. The Tigers boys suffered a 62-54 loss two years and one day ago in Reno.

Douglas then came back and defeated Carson (58-50) and North Valleys (75-65) to qualify for the Northern 4A Regional playoffs, where they took on Reed, the top seed out of the High Desert League. The Raiders prevailed 66-63 despite a late charge by the Tigers. A shot from halfcourt at the buzzer by Douglas' Eric Emm bounced off the rim.

Ironically, the Tigers will probably take on Reed next week in the first round of the regional playoffs, again in Sparks.


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