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DHS boys win last basketball game in Vegas

by Chuck Smock, Sports editor

The Tigers struggled in their first two games at the Powerade Prep Holiday Classic in Las Vegas this week, but they left town on a winning note.

Douglas defeated Las Vegas’ Basic High, 67-54, Wednesday to end the tournament with a 1-2 record.

“We’re still struggling with keeping a lead,” said Douglas coach Keith Lewis, whose team blew second-half leads in its two losses. “We got out to a good start again (against Basic), but allowed them to cut it to two at halftime.

“In the second half, we played really well. We did a nice job getting the ball in transition. (Point guard) Travis Baker played really well. He ended up with nine assists and did a great job getting the ball to people in good shooting positions.”

Erik Olson scored a season-high 19 points against Basic and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

“Erik Olson really had a coming out weekend,” Lewis said. “He scored in double figures all three games.”

Olson scored 12 points in the loss to Palo Verde on Tuesday and scored 11 points in Monday’s loss to the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies.

Seth Lee scored 15 points in the win over Basic. Rob Honer added 10 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Dominik Prosser and Will Thomas each finished with six points.

Unlike the previous two games, the Tigers made the big shots down the stretch to dispose of Basic.

“In the second half we played very unselfish,” Lewis said. “A lot of times a kid went in for a layup that would have been contested and he dumped the ball off to the trailer for a wide open shot. That was something we were pleased with.”