Douglas High boys basketball
JC Reid extends for a layup in Douglas' 20-point win over Damonte Ranch Friday night.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
It was a wire-to-wire win for the Douglas Tigers in their rematch against Damonte Ranch Friday night, by a final of 81-61.
On December 7, the Mustangs snuck out an 86-78 win over the Tigers in overtime.
The rematch featured a similar amount of fireworks, but mostly in favor of Douglas.
Right from the tip, it was obvious Douglas has made significant strides.
Kasen Boggs deposited 17 points in the opening half with his first bucket coming off of an assist from JC Reid for a triple from the wing.
Boggs, who finished with 22 points in the win, was also equally as fluid with his passing, adding six assists.
As a team, Douglas had 20 assists and poked away 14 steals on the defensive end of the floor.
On the block, Chris Smalley and Theo Reid each turned away shots in the opening quarter, keeping the Mustangs from establishing any presence on the interior.
Boggs added a block of his own in the first quarter before running coast-to-coast without a defender in front of him for an easy layup.
Smalley put together an 18-point performance, shooting 80 percent from the floor and knocking down a pair of triples.
In his last two games, Smalley has attempted his first four 3-pointers – he hasn’t missed any, going 4-for-4.
“I’m pretty proud of that,” said Smalley.
The senior also added seven rebounds in the victory and he thought it was potentially Douglas’ most impressive win this season.
“To come out here and beat them by 20, … that’s a pretty good statement,” said Smalley.
The senior forward complimented Boggs for not only his scoring ability, but also his vision to find the open man on any possession.
“He finds the open person no matter what. … His court vision is incredible and it helps the team so much,” Smalley said.
Along with singing his point guard’s praises, Smalley feels as though he and fellow big man Theo Reid are the best combo on the block in Northern Nevada.
“I think we are the best shot blockers in the league, for sure,” said Smalley. “Our paint defense is almost unstoppable.”
Reid added six points after posting 11 last night against Carson.
Senior guard Dakota Jones put together seven points for Douglas as well.
While riding the high of the win, the Tiger coaches still think Douglas can improve, which should put the rest of the league on notice as they hit the home stretch of the regular season.
“Our defense has stepped up tremendously. Once we start playing our game, nobody can beat us,” said Smalley.
UP NEXT: Douglas (12-6, 7-3) has firm control on third place in Class 5A North. The Tigers return to action Tuesday at Reed (8-6, 4-4).
Class 5A North boys’ scores
Bishop Manogue 65, McQueen 52
Spanish Springs 47, Carson 25
Reed 77, Galena 63
Tiger girls lose to Damonte Ranch in second meeting
It’ll be an offensive game that the Douglas High girls’ basketball team will wish to forget.
After beating Damonte Ranch 62-27 early in the season, the Tigers fell in the rematch on their home floor 42-28 Friday night.
Douglas struggled to get shots to fall in and around the paint, which proved to be the different all night.
Damonte Ranch got a solid performance from guard Khalilah Corley, who scored 20 of the Mustangs’ 42 points in the win.
The Tigers’ leading scorer was Riley Mello with eight points while Camden Miller added seven more.
Class 5A North girls’ scores
Spanish Springs 39, Carson 23
Galena 43, Reed 31
Bishop Manogue 57, McQueen 37