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Girls’ Basketball: Lady Tigers run win streak to 3

by Joey Crandall

The Douglas High girls’ basketball team has found a rhythm offensively and now has a three-game win streak to show for it.

The Lady Tigers pushed ahead for a 44-33 win at Damonte Ranch Monday night to improve to 5-5 in Sierra League action on the year.

Over the past five games, Douglas is averaging an impressive 47.8 points per game. That statistic is made even more impressive considering the first two opponents of the stretch were top-ranked Reed and Galena.

Desiree Cage led the Tigers with 13 points, Ebony Cleveland chipped in nine and Diana Regalado had seven in the win.

“We played pretty good,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “We played the tempe we wanted, and you have to tip your cap to Damonte. They played really well too. Both offenses played the tempo they wanted.”

Douglas mixed its defenses around through the first three quarters before settling on a man-to-man in the fourth after Damonte had cut the Tiger lead to two.

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That led to six consecutive stops, four of which the Tigers turned around into points.

“We got some big steals there and forced some one-and-done trips,” Christen said. “Win or lose, I just like the way we are playing basketball right now.

“The kids aren’t afraid to make mistakes. They’re pushing the ball up the court and they are comfortable with what we are trying to do. The kids are having fun, the coaches are having fun. We’ll get some tough tests this week.”

Cora Moody scored five points for the Tigers, Erica Macias and Amanda Wartgow each had four and Tia Lyons tacked on two.

Lyons also drew the defensive on Damonte’s top scorer, limiting her to just four points in the game.