Douglas falls in basketball openers
Offensively speaking, the Douglas High boys basketball team started its season on a chilly note Tuesday night.
That is, the Tigers shot below 50 percent from the field as well as the free throw line and the McQueen Lancers were able to capitalize on their way to a 71-51 Northern 4A cross-over victory at John J. Flynn Gymnasium in Reno.
Douglas (0-1 overall and league) shot 11-for-24 from the free throw line (46 percent), 17-for-50 from 2-point range (34 percent) and 2-for-17 from 3-point range (12 percent).
The Tigers also gave up 19 turnovers.
Senior guard Tre Jackson led the Tigers offensively with 14 points. The Tigers had 10 different players reach the score column, including Jordan Warren and Dalton Davis with seven points each.
Jackson also contributed four steals, while Warren added two assists and two steals.
McQueen (2-0 overall, 1-0 league) led 19-9 after one quarter. Douglas scored nine unanswered points to close out the first half and stay within 31-19 at the intermission. The Lancers were on top 49-35 at the end of three quarters.
Douglas returns to action today at the 13th annual Wild West Shootout, which is being hosted by Bishop Manogue High in Reno.
McQueen started fast and never looked back on its way to a 59-30 win over Douglas on Tuesday.
McQueen (2-0) jumped out to a 15-2 first quarter advantage and extended the margin to 27-10 at halftime in a rematch between teams that faced each other this past February in the first round of the region tournament.
Freshman Taylynn Kizer scored 11 points to lead the Tigers. Kalia Spevak and Kendra McAninch scored 11 and 10 respectively for the Lancers.
The Tigers play in the High Sierra Winter Challenge today at 6 p.m. against Lassen (Susanville, Calif.) at Spanish Springs High and face Heritage (Littleton, Colo.) Saturday at Spanish Springs.