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Douglas girls move into second-place tie

Taylynn Kizer scored a career-high 26 points and Hannah Carr 17 Tuesday night to lead the Douglas Tigers to a key 56-37 win at home against Damonte Ranch.

Douglas (5-8, 8-14) broke loose to score 22 points in the third quarter to take control at Randy Green Court and went on to secure a win that moved the Tigers into a second-place tie in the Sierra League standings with Carson and Galena.

Kizer, a freshman guard, scored 10 points in the third quarter and finished the night with five 3-pointers.

Carr scored 11 points in the second half. Hailey Hughes added seven points, five rebounds and two blocked shots, while Madison Smalley had six points, 10 rebounds and six steals.

The game's key sequence came early in the third quarter after Alexis Wright converted a three-point play to bring Damonte Ranch (4-9, 4-14) within 23-21. The Tigers answered with a 10-0 run, sparked by a steal that Smalley turned into a layup. Smalley grabbed a rebound on the defensive end, which led to Kizer's pass to a wide-open Hughes underneath the basket. Smalley fed an inside pass to Kizer for another layup and Carr hit a jumper off a spin move that pushed the Douglas advantage to 33-21 with 3:52 left in the third quarter.

Kizer hit her last two 3-pointers, both assisted by Kevyn Reid, during a 10-2 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters.

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The Tigers also received a spark in the first half from Molly Coverley with a pair of assists and Harmony Laney with two steals.

Alexis Wright finished with 12 points and eight rebounds for Damonte Ranch.

The Mustangs staged a fourth quarter rally to beat the Tigers 39-37 on Jan. 13 in Reno.

GIRLS STANDINGS

SIERRA LEAGUE

Manogue 13-0 1.000 –

Douglas 5-8 .385 8

Carson 5-8 .385 8

Galena 5-8 .385 8

Damonte 4-9 .308 9

Wooster 1-12 .083 12

Jan. 31 scores:

Douglas 56, Damonte Ranch 37

Bishop Manogue 87, Carson 20

Galena 38, Wooster 21

HIGH DESERT LEAGUE

Reno 12-1 .917 –

Spanish Springs 10-3 .769 2

Reed 9-4 .692 3

McQueen 9-4 .692 3

No. Valleys 5-8 .385 7

Hug 0-13 .000 12

Jan. 31 scores:

Spanish Springs 63, North Valleys 57

McQueen 50, Hug 5

Reno 63, Reed 43