Basketball: Douglas shines on Senior Night
Douglas sent its seniors out in style Tuesday night, rolling over Damonte Ranch 80-45 in Minden in the Tigers’ final home game of the regular season.
“It’s a compliment to our guys just for coming in focused,” Douglas coach Corey Thacker said. “They are playing with confidence right now. Damonte is a good team, they’ve been putting up 70, 80 points, and we kept them from doing that tonight.
“This was nice. The kids, all our kids, wanted to play like this for the seniors.”
Douglas started all five of its seniors — Hunter Myers, Joe Syammach, Jaden Mustacchio, Michael Nolting and David Ogles — and got out to a 17-13 lead in the first quarter.
The Tigers exploded offensively from there. Douglas outscored Damonte 23-6 in the second, 22-16 in the third and 18-10 in the fourth to put the game away.
“That second quarter was a nice spot for us,” Thacker said. “The defense stepped up, got some good stops and hit people on the run to set up some easy points at the rim. The second half, we shot 3-of-4 from 3-point range and that helped keep things going.
“Now we have to turn around and put that same effort and focus into Carson on Friday night.”
Myers led the way with 17 points while James Herrick added 16. Pat Johnson and Austin Evans each had nine points, Syammach finished with seven and AJ Pfaffenberger had five.
Nolting scored four, Jaden Wass had three and Sam Broersma had two in the win.
Myers also had 17 rebounds in the game, 13 of which came in the first half.
The Tigers improved to 18-6 overall on the year and 14-1 in Northern Division I action.
The Douglas High girls basketball team raced out to an early lead and pushed ahead to a 40-31 win over Damonte Ranch in Minden Tuesday night.
The Tigers led 13-6 after the first quarter, but they got outscored 7-4 in the second. The teams matched each other nearly point-for-point in the second half, with Douglas outscoring the Mustangs by four over the final two quarters.
“Our three seniors had a great game,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “As a team, we were up and down a bit. We played really well at times, we were average at others and there were some poor stretches for us. That first quarter pretty much won the game for us.”
The win came on Senior Night for Douglas’ three seniors, Diana Regalado, Desiree Cage and Ericka Munoz.
“It’s a win, and now we’re focused on putting together a good game at Carson,” Christen said. “You want to go into the playoffs playing well, so that will be our goal.”
Regalado led the Tigers with 15 points, Cage had eight, McKenna Kynett had seven, Corryne Millett had four and Kelly Sonnemann, Leonna Mortimer and Maddy Lowe each had two.
“Both Diana and Des have been putting together some big quarters for us,” Christen said.
“Diana had seven in the first quarter tonight and eight in a quarter against Manogue the other night. Des puts up 10 in a quarter tonight.
“It’s good to see either one of them can step up and have a big run for us.”
Douglas (13-14 overall, 8-7 Division I) closes out the regular season Friday night at Carson at 5:15 p.m.