Tiger basketball drops both ends of doubleheader to Manogue

Ashlyn Greenfield fires a 3-pointer Thursday night in a loss to Bishop Manogue.

Ashlyn Greenfield fires a 3-pointer Thursday night in a loss to Bishop Manogue.
Photo by Ron Harpin.

Bishop Manogue basketball was too strong for Douglas High School Thursday night as the Miners were able to win both the boys and the girls game.

The Tiger girls fell, 69-48, in a battle featuring the top two teams in the Class 4A North.

It was the second quarter where Bishop Manogue started to find some space on the scoreboard.

Douglas led 25-22 with 5:09 to play in the first half, but the Miners outscored the Tigers 17-2, heading into the locker room up 39-27.

The orange and black pushed the deficit back to 10, 52-42, at the end of the third quarter, but another Miner run to open up the fourth solidified the contest.

Bishop Manogue reeled off 10 straight points to open the final quarter to go up 62-42, forcing a Tiger timeout with 5:05 to play.

Douglas wasn’t able to get any closer the rest of the way.

“There was just a lid on the rim. We were getting the looks and we just couldn’t convert. Part of that was due to their pressure contesting shots and part of it was us just missing,” said Douglas head coach Jason Carter.

Ashlyn Greenfield had 12 points in the first half for Douglas while McKenzie Main splashed home a few 3-pointers.

Zora Simpson finished with 12 points for the Tigers as well.

“We cut it to 10 after three and then we forced some stuff,” said Carter. “I think we got away from what we do best. … We have to do a better job of guarding them when they are coming downhill.”

Mata Peaua led the Miners with 22 points.

UP NEXT: Douglas (15-6, 10-2 in Class 4A league play) will get the weekend off before hosting Galena (4-17, 3-8) Tuesday night in Minden.

Boys beaten in final minutes

The Tiger boys basketball team is looking to get on the right side of several close finishes as of late.

Thursday night was no different as Bishop Manogue held off Douglas, 55-51.

Entering the fourth quarter, the Tigers trailed 41-39, but the Miners were able to get some breathing room with a 6-0 run in the first three minutes.

Kyle Koontz was on the receiving end of a Caden Thacker assist to make it 47-41 after Koontz finished through contact.

Trace Estes battled for several tough offensive boards the next two trips down the floor, allowing the Tigers to score both times.

First, Estes kicked the rebound to Reese Torres for a driving bucket. The next one Estes took for himself, powering his way back up to the rim for a pair.

The second bucket brought the Tigers within a possession, 48-45.

Bishop Manogue hit a triple with 1:55 to go to push the lead back to six, 51-45, before Jeremiah Pitts responded with his own, keeping the difference at three.

However, Douglas couldn’t get crucial baskets when it needed in the final sixty seconds, falling behind 53-48 before Thacker hit another triple with 2.6 seconds remaining.

The Miners iced the contest at the line, sinking both free throws.

Tiger senior Jett Lehmann led the Tigers in the scoring department with 16 points while Thacker tallied 11 points along with 10 rebounds.

Douglas was 6-of-24 from beyond-the-arc in the loss.

UP NEXT: The Tigers (6-16, 5-7 in Class 4A league play) will look to get back in the win column Tuesday at home against Galena (11-9, 3-7).

(Trace Estes soars in for a bucket in the paint Thursday night at Bishop Manogue. Estes ended the evening with four points, eight rebounds, an assist and a block. / Ron Harpin)


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