Girls’ Basketball: Douglas falls to Spanish Springs |

Girls’ Basketball: Douglas falls to Spanish Springs

by Joey Crandall

After opening up a 7-2 lead on the third-ranked Spanish Springs Cougars Tuesday night, it appeared the Douglas girls’ basketball team could be on its way to a major upset.

The Cougars switched into a tenacious trapping full-court press and found ways to disrupt the Tiger offense, resulting in a 13-2 run that made all the difference in the game.

While Douglas eventually recovered and essentially matched the Cougars score-for-score through the remainder, Spanish Springs came away with a 54-40 win in Minden.

“They got us out of our flow in the half-court sets and they capitalized on it,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “They shot it real well during that stretch and that was the difference.”

While disappointed with the loss, Christen said he was happy to see his team’s continued offensive resurgence, scoring 40 points.

“We saw some good things,” Christen said. “We scored 40 points. Most nights, that’s a win in this league. But we just gave up too many points.”

Douglas got 12 points from Diana Regalado. Ebony Cleveland added 10, freshman Corryne Millett had a breakout game with nine points, Amanda Wartgow put up four, Cora Moody and Tia Lyons each had two and Desiree Cage finished with one.