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Boys basketball: Douglas loses to McQueen

by Joey Crandall

McQueen took a remarkable 44 free throw shots compared to Douglas’ 20 in a 71-57 win Friday afternoon at Reed High School.

Keith Olson led the Tigers with 18 points, despite leaving the game in the fourth with an injured ankle. He is expected to miss at least a couple of games. He had injured his knee in the first half, but came back to play in the second and scored 12 points on the hobbled leg.

Skylar McNabb scored 15 points and hit three 3-pointers and Mike Gransbery scored 13 points and also hit three 3-pointers.

Douglas had four players foul out of the game, compared to one for McQueen (Douglas was also called for 28 fouls, compared to McQueen’s 17), but the Lancers were called for two technical fouls, including an ejection of Brian Latorre after he shoved Collin Kamholz at the buzzer.

Douglas’ foul trouble was especially surprising considering that it had only had one player foul out all season in six previous games.

“I’d jut like to see some consistency,” Douglas coach Keith Lewis said of the foul situation. “It’s frustrating when the imbalance in calls is that big.

“We had bigger problems tonight. We weren’t defending, we weren’t rebounding and we weren’t getting it done on our end of the floor. That’s the recipe for defeat right there.

“We can’t continue to give up 70 points and expect to compete. We need to play with more emotion, just try to be there for each other more.”

Peter Newell scored all of his 20 points in the second half for the Lancers and Jake Albin scored 23 to lead McQueen.

“Albin is a hot shooter and we knew going in that we couldn’t give him room to move,” Lewis said. “But we did and he took advantage of it.”

Dec. 17: MCQUEEN 71, DOUGLAS 57

(At Reed High School, Rail City Classic)

Douglas 14 11 18 14 — 57

McQueen 11 16 18 26 — 44

DOUGLAS (3-4)

Trowbridge 0 0-1 0, Sourikoff 0 2-2 2, Gransbery 4 2-2 13, Nady 2 0-0 4, McNabb 4 4-4 15, Kamholz 1 1-2 3, Estes 1 0-0 2, Olson 7 4-9 18. Totals — 27 13-20 57. 3-pointers — Gransbery 3, McNabb 3. Total fouls — 28. Fouled out — Kizer, Brady, Nady, McNabb. Technicals — None.

MCQUEEN

Evans 0 2-2 2, Van Noy 1 1-3 3, Tirado 1 5-11 7, Albin 6 8-14 23, LaTorre 4 1-2 9, Newell 6 6-7 20, Davies 1 1-2 3, Riley 0 0-2 0, Solano 1 2-2 4. Totals — 19 24-44 71. 3-pointers — Albin 3. Total fouls — 17. Fouled out — Solano. Technicals — Albin, LaTorre.

— Joey Crandall can be reached at jcrandall@recordcourier.com or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.