Defense sparks Douglas girls to win |

Defense sparks Douglas girls to win

Staff Reports
Taylynn Kizer

Two weeks into its season, the Douglas High girls basketball team is relying on defense to create offense.

That defensive effort paid dividends on Friday night when the Tigers posted a 35-27 non-league victory at South Tahoe. Douglas (3-4 overall, 1-1 league) outscored the Vikings 8-1 in the second quarter to take a lead it never relinquished en route to the win in South Tahoe’s Blue Gym.

South Tahoe (1-4) turned the ball over 30 times and shot 8-for-35 from the field against a swarming Douglas defense.

“Our pressure was great. We gave them some different looks and I think they had a hard time adjusting,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “We just flew around … it was fun to watch. Hopefully we can be consistent on the defensive side because our offense has to be created by the defense right now.”

Taylynn Kizer scored nine points, five of which came in the second quarter, while Hannah Carr added seven for the Tigers, who won their third straight game.

Brooke Erdoddy scored nine points — she converted one 3-pointer and was 2-for-3 from the free throw line — to lead the Vikings offensively. Drue Chapman handed out three assists to go with three steals.

The Tigers return to their league schedule with two games this week in Sparks, Thursday at Spanish Springs and Friday at Reed. Both games are scheduled to start at 5:15 p.m.