Douglas boys snap skid
Douglas High opened the National Prep Classic in San Diego with a heartbreaking 40-39 loss to Fountain Valley of California Thursday night.
Douglas played Friday and today, but results were unavailable at press time.
Douglas led 37-30 with approximately two minutes left Thursday, but couldn’t maintain the lead.
Fountain Valley went on a 8-0 run for a 38-37 lead, but Luke Rippee’s basket made it 39-38 with 4.8 seconds left. Fountain Valley scored at the buzzer to win the game.
Keith Lewis’ squad dropped to 3-8 overall. Andy McIntosh led Douglas with nine points, and Nick Summers added eight. Eric Emm added seven points for DHS.
On Monday, the visiting Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 64-52 non-league win over Incline.
“I thought we executed well all night,” Lewis said. “We did a good job on the offensive boards. I thought Tyler Hales played a very strong game.
“I could see the gains of being able to practice; work on different stuff.”
Douglas,thanks to a 11-0 run in the second quarter, led 29-22 at halftime. The Tigers extended their lead to 50-37 after three quarters thanks to a 21-point explosion in the third quarter.
Nick Summers, who led Douglas with 23 points, scored seven in that span to lead the Tigers, who improved to 3-7. Hales and Colton Mellows added eight points apiece. Nine Douglas players scored at least one point.
“Nick had a size advantage, and I think we had a good job of feeding him in the post,” Lewis said.
Kevin Dyess, a 6-foot-8 forward, led Incline, a Division II team, with 23 points.
“It was a very quiet 23,” Lewis said. “When we left the gym, I thought we had held him to 10 or 12 points.
“We put our guards on him. He doesn’t go inside, and he didn’t try to post us up.”
Dyess did all his scoring in the first and fourth quarters, according to Lewis. He had 10 points in the final quarter when Incline tried to make a belated run at the Tigers.