Douglas girls win three of first four in Las Vegas |

Douglas girls win three of first four in Las Vegas

by Chuck Smock

The Tigers pounded Cimarron-Memorial, 55-24, Thursday night following a 54-45 loss to Antelope Valley earlier in the morning.

“We didn’t play well in the morning,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “The kids were a little upset about the way they played. They were really determined to come out and play well in the second game (Thursday).

“We got after them defensively. We flew around and made some things happen. We created a lot of easy baskets.”

Emily Haas led the Tigers with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Amber Gwinn and Julie Gingrich each chipped in with 10 points.

The Douglas girls were able to build on that performance in a 57-26 win over Basic High on Friday morning. Haas finished with 15 points and six rebounds, Gingrich added nine points and six rebounds, Gwinn scored eight points and Tarrah Kizer scored six.

“We had a real nice carry over from (Thursday) night,” Christen said. “Defensively, that was maybe the best we’ve played. All the kids played hard and they all contributed. It was a nice team win.”Douglas opened the tournament with a 60-57 win over Las Vegas’ Western High on Wednesday.

The Tigers, who made the drive to Las Vegas Wednesday morning, rallied back from a six-point deficit with four minutes to play.

“We looked like we had been sitting in vans all day,” Christen said. “It looked bleak they way we were playing, but we played well in the last two minutes when we had to.”

Haas led the Tigers with 16 points and nine rebounds against Western.

Erin Brinkmeyer finished with 10 points, while Andrea Honer, Lindsay Knox and Kizer each scored eight points and Gingrich added seven.

On Thursday morning, Douglas dropped a 54-45 decision to Antelope Valley High (Victorville, Calif.) in the second round of pool play.

The Tigers failed to score on 10 consecutive possessions in a four-minute span late in the fourth quarter. They also made just 14 of 26 free-throw attempts.

Brinkmeyer scored 10 points and Honer scored eight.