Basketball: Douglas boys hold on vs. Wooster
Coming off an emotionally-charged win over upstart Damonte Ranch the night before, the Douglas boys’ basketball team needed a late push to put away cellar-dwelling Wooster in Reno Saturday night.
Douglas pushed ahead for a 56-47 win, wasn’t able to put Saturday’s game away until the closing minutes as the Colts were within five points late.
Wooster, which has only one win on the season overall and none in Sierra League play, gave the Tigers everything they could handle thanks in large part to Pablo Contreras’ six 3-pointers in the game.
Contreras scored a game-high 27 points. The six 3-pointers were the most Douglas has allowed from a single player all season.
Hunter Myers and Matt Thomas paced the Tigers’ frontcourt all night, scoring 16 and 12 points respectively. Theo Denson had seven and Jorey Scott and Austin Neddenriep each added six. Chris Downs had five.
Douglas built a 17-10 lead in the first quarter, but Wooster rode a strong second-quarter effort and trailed only 30-28 at the half.
Douglas clamped down its defense in the third to take a 43-34 lead, but the Colts refused to go away.
The two teams each scored 13 points in the fourth, allowing the Tigers to hang on, but the result was far closer than Douglas’ 64-27 win over the Colts in Minden earlier this season.
Douglas improved to 16-3 overall and 9-1 in Sierra League action with the win. They travelled to Spanish Springs Tuesday night after The R-C’s press deadline. They will host rival Carson High Friday at 7 p.m.