Bolstered by a strong defensive effort from its entire roster, the Douglas High girls' basketball team cruised to a 58-39 win over Damonte Ranch Tuesday night.
"Everyone got some good minutes tonight, and everyone did some good things," Douglas coach Werner Christen said. "The carryover from practice these last few games has been fantastic.
"The intensity we're showing in practice is showing up during our games."
Douglas raced out to a 13-2 lead early on, but Damonte Ranch closed the gap over the last two minutes of the first quarter with a 7-0 run keyed by two 3-pointers from Courtney Kollasch, who finished with 15 points for the Mustangs.
The Tigers clamped down defensively in the second quarter, not allowing any field goals for the entire period and giving up just a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left before halftime.
In the meantime, Douglas got 11 points, six from standout center Jessica Waggoner. Waggoner finished with 16 points in the game.
Bridget Maestretti scored 11 points for the Tigers, Taryn Williams had six and Gina Pfaffenberger finished with five.
Allie Hughes, Helen Fillmore and Sarah Hartley each had four points, and Ally Freitas, Nicole Didero, Sarah Phillips and Dany Heidt each had two.
Erin Hatch added 12 points for Damonte, including a 6-for-7 performance from the free-throw line.