JV/Freshman Roundup: JV Tigers clinch league title

The Douglas High junior varsity girls' basketball team claimed sole possession of first place in the Sierra League with season-ending wins over Reno and Hug.

In the regular-season finale against Reno, Douglas nearly doubled the score on the Huskies in the first quarter with a 17-9 lead early on.

"The girls really wanted to go undefeated in league and it showed in the first half," coach Les Imelli said.

Douglas stretched out a 29-11 lead through the second quarter and held off a late Reno rally for a 44-34 win.

"All the girls played very well and this game really showed the heart and talent

that these girls have," Imelli said. "We are so very proud of the effort they showed all

year and look forward to seeing many of them at the next level."

Ne'Jae Jackson led the team with 14 points, while CJ Baumgartner had eight. Edna Mexa added six and Megan Michitarian had four.

Douglas clinched the league title earlier in the week with a big win against Hug.

Jackson had 11 points, Niki Hamzik scored 10 and Michitarin and Meza each put up eight points and six rebounds.

Douglas finished the year 21-3 overall and 12-0 in League play.

Truckee was the only team that was not played a second time to avenge the

loss. Hug and Reed both beat Douglas early in the season but were defeated

later in the year by the Tigers.

Douglas' roster also included Emily Weaver, Janelle Sison, Julia Miller, Kaitlin Babbitt, Susie White, Briana Rutherdale and Sara Mangiaracina.


The Douglas freshman girls' basketball team finished their last week of the season with a 3-0 run ending their season with a record of 11-2 in league, and 22-4 overall.

In their first game of the week against North Valleys, the Tigers' trademark defense came up big again holding the Panthers to just four points in the first half with zero in the second quarter.

The Tigers went on from there to a 47-19 victory.

Brianne Burnside led Douglas with 14 points, Carly McCullough had seven, Naomi Roberts had six and Megan King, Sophie Wilson, Cassidy Curtis and Kathleen Salazar each had four.

Jackie Harper and Alex Laing finished off the scoring with two each.

Douglas then took a 60-42 win over Hug, holding the Hawks to just 10 points in the first half.

Harper had 17 points and McCullough had 14. Also scoring for the Tigers were Laing with six and King, Burnside and Salazar each with four. Curtis had three. Natalie Freitas, Wilson, Dani Trujillo and Samantha Dressler finished with two each.

In the season finale, the Tigers took a 35-30 victory over Reno.

The Tigers were led by Harper with 14 points and Burnside with eight.

Also scoring for the Tigers were Salazar with three and Freitas, Jennifer Gorton, King, Wilson and Dressler with two apiece.


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