Basketball: Tiger boys, girls sweep Wooster
The Douglas girls’ basketball team put together one of its most impressive wins of the season Saturday night, thumping Wooster 60-19.
“It was good basketball on both ends of the floor for us,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “We’re starting to play pretty good defense as a group. We forced them into a lot of one-and-done trips and our transition game was flowing pretty well.
“We’ve been playing a lot more up-tempo. We’re getting to the point where we can rely on the offense to create our offense whereas earlier in the year, we needed our defense to create the offense. We’re running the floor a lot better as a group.”
Ebony Cleveland had 17 points, Diana Regalado added 14 and Cora Moody put up 10 to lead the Tigers.
Christen also credited Tia Lyons for her play on defense.
Douglas travels to Damonte Ranch on Monday and hosts Spanish Springs on Tuesday.
“We have to get a good team effort against Damonte,” Christen said. “Damonte has a big team, so we have to see if they’ll let us get our running game going.
“We’re averaging 48 points per game over our last three or four. That’s a really good number for us. If we play defense, that will do the job most nights. We just have to keep it up. All 10 of our players are playing good basketball right now.
“We just have to keep taking it one game at a time.”
The Douglas boys’ basketball team coasted to a 79-37 win at home over Wooster Saturday night despite playing with a depleted bench.
The Tigers were without a number of players due to injury or illness, but pieced together a solid team win with just nine players available.
“We did a good job defensively, especially over the final three quarters,” Douglas coach Corey Thacker said. “They came at us pretty good in the first quarter but the kids figured it out and clamped down.”
Douglas took a 20-17 lead out of the first and limited the Colts to just 20 more points in the game. On the other end of the court, Trevor Shaffer poured in 21 points and Hunter Myers added 20 to lead the Tiger attack.
The Tigers went an impressive 13-for-13 from the free throw line with Myers going 6-for-6, Shaffer going 3-for-3 and Jake Tessmann and Michael Nolting each going 2-for-2.
Point guard Connor Hughes ran the offense with efficiency and picked apart Wooster’s 2-3 zone.
“Trevor just had a great game,” Thacker said. “He dominated inside and did really well finishing. The kids had a lot of patience attacking their zone as a team. They dissected it, it was good to see.”
Douglas opened up a big lead, outscoring the Colts 16-2 in the second quarter and didn’t look back from there.
The Tigers next travel to Damonte Ranch on Monday night in a matchup between the Sierra League’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams. Tuesday brings Spanish Springs to town.
“Damonte, I can’t say it enough, they are pretty good,” Thacker said. “I really like their squad and I like what they do. Spanish Springs is one of the best teams in the Northern 4A. They’re really good, they just aren’t getting the wins right now.
“Eventually they’re going to get it figured out and it’ll be scary when they do. They’re a team that can beat anyone any time.”