Douglas basketball downs Spanish Springs

Plus, results from Tiger wrestling at Rollie Lane

Ishmi Enos drives downhill against Spanish Springs this past Saturday. Enos had nine points Thursday in a loss at Galena.

Ishmi Enos drives downhill against Spanish Springs this past Saturday. Enos had nine points Thursday in a loss at Galena.
Photo by Ron Harpin.

The Tiger boys basketball team jumped all over Spanish Springs Saturday, posting a 21-5 lead after the first quarter.

However early in the fourth quarter, the Cougars had whittled away at the lead, cutting the game to 49-45.

Douglas went on to win 62-53 to move to 3-3 in Class 4A North league play.

Up four in the fourth quarter, Jett Lehmann drove to the rim for a bucket to push Douglas’ lead back to six before Trace Estes added a layup to make it, 53-45.

Lehmann, who finished the game with 19 points, hit a pair of free throws on the Tigers’ next possession to push Douglas’ lead back to double digits.

Caden Thacker led the Tigers with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.

Spanish Springs was aided by Douglas foul trouble, which allowed the Cougars to shoot 24 free throws in the second half.

“We’ve had quarter, quarter-and-a-half lulls the last five or six games,” said head coach Corey Thacker. “Today was the first day we’ve had that (foul trouble). It was us just being lazy. … We’re a better team than that.”

On Thursday, the Tigers dropped a 63-40 decision at Galena after getting off to a slow start.

The Grizzlies, behind some timely shooting, jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter. Douglas chipped away, eventually closing the margin to eight points in the fourth before Galena was able to work the clock down.

Caden Thacker’s 13 points led the Tigers, who also got nine from Ishmi Enos. Kyle Koontz had seven rebounds.

UP NEXT: Douglas (4-12, 3-3) will head North to Carson (4-11, 0-6) Friday evening.

Kavanagh fifth at Rollie Lane

The Douglas High girls wrestling team traveled out to Idaho for the Rollie Lane Invitational this past weekend where sophomore Ella Kavanagh took fifth place.

Kavanagh, who wrestled in the 100-pound bracket, powered through her first three matches with two wins by fall and another by major decision.

After losing by major decision in the semifinals and by decision in the consolation semis, Kavanagh put together one final win in 4:03 to take fifth place and earn 20 team points.

Mica Klein dropped her first match of the tournament, but bounced back with three wins in a row to go 3-2 over the two-day event.

Bliss Moody also went 3-2 for the tournament, winning her first two matches with first period pins.

As a team, Douglas was 35th of 73 teams competing.

Tiger boys compete at Rollie Lane

The Douglas High School boys wrestling team took 69th of 88 competing teams at the two-day Rollie Lane Invitational in Idaho this past weekend.

Sage Adie led the way for the Tigers with a 5-2 record in the tournament.

Adie won his opening round match before losing in the second round.

However the senior battled back in the 220-pound weight class with four wins in a row – two by decision, two by fall – before falling in the sixth round of the consolation and ending his tournament.

Aaron Tekansik made his way into the quarterfinals with a 3-0 start, but fell by major decision and decision in his next two matches.

Dalton Nixon had a pair of wins while Kolton Zinn, Cody Highfill and Roan Zigenis also added a win as well.


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