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DHS girls hammer Vikings

by Chuck Smock

The Douglas girls’ basketball team made it two victories in a row with a dominating road win over South Tahoe on Tuesday.

The Tigers opened the game with a 7-0 run and never looked back on their way to a 66-48 triumph.

“We’re playing real well right now,” said Douglas coach Werner Christen, whose team followed an impressive win over Carson last Friday with a methodical dismantling of the Vikings. “We’re playing the best defense we have all year and we’re playing better offensively. We’re improving on both ends of the floor.”

All 10 Douglas players in uniform scored points against the Vikings as the Tigers improved to 3-6 in Sierra League play. The 66 points Douglas scored was its highest total in league play this season.

Lisa Doner scored eight of her game-high 16 points in the first quarter. She also grabbed nine rebounds.

Amber Gwinn finished with 14 points, including scoring 12 points in the first 12 minutes of the game. She also led the Tigers with three steals.

Tracy Kizer scored eight points, Julie Gingrich added seven points and nine rebounds, and Andrea Honer had six points and seven rebounds.

Lindsey Rollins scored five points and Renee Boucher scored four.

Christen said he has been particularly impressed with the attitude and effort of his players through the second half of the league season.

“There has been no dropoff in the intensity level since day one,” the coach said. “That’s a compliment to the kids and to the (assistant) coaches. The kids are enjoying each other, they’re working hard, they’re having fun and they’re improving.”