Carr drives Tigers past Vaqueros |

Carr drives Tigers past Vaqueros

Hannah Carr scored a game-high 16 points on Monday night, capped by a putback with 12 seconds to go, as the Douglas High girls basketball team rallied for a 44-42 victory at home against Fernley.

Douglas (3-6 overall) came back from nine points down in the fourth quarter to pull out the non-league win over the Northern 3A Vaqueros at Randy Green Court.

Madi Smalley and Carr combined to score 12 points in the fourth quarter to spark the comeback in a game that saw eight lead changes, seven in the second half. Smalley scored all 11 of her points in the second half.

Fernley (3-5) led by as much as 38-29 and 40-31 early in the fourth quarter. But the Tigers used a variety of defensive looks in the final quarter — full-court and 3-1-1 halfcourt zone presses as well as man pressure — to scrap back within striking range.

Meanwhile, Alexa Moss connected on a 3-pointer to cut Fernley's lead to 40-34 with 4:09 left. Carr knocked down a jumper to make it 42-40 and Smalley assisted Hailey Hughes on a layup to tie it at 42-all. Moss set up the game-winning play when she stole the ball on the defensive end and was fouled on her drive to the basket. The sophomore guard missed both free throws, however, the 5-foot-11 Carr grabbed the rebound and put the ball back in to make it 44-42.

Moss wound up with eight points, including what would prove to be a critical 3-pointer from just inside midcourt to beat the buzzer at halftime. The shot cut Fernley's lead to 14-13 at the intermission.

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Three Vaqueros scored in double figures, led by Taylor Richardson with 11, Ali Conder 10 and Brittney Gaitan 10. Richardson assisted on three Conder field goals during a three-minute span in the third quarter. Richardson also hit a 3-pointer that extended Fernley's lead to 36-29 with 6:18 remaining.