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JV girls improve to 5-1

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The Douglas girls’ junior varsity basketball team improved to 5-1 on the year with a 40-33 win over Galena last week in south Reno.

The Lady Tigers have played all of their first six games on the road.

Against Galena, Douglas jumped out to an early 12-4 first-quarter lead sparked by eight points from Megan Michitarian.

Douglas used its full-court trap and a quick, slashing defense to get started.

Behind balanced scoring in the second quarter, Douglas pushed its lead to 23-13.

“We had a balanced attack today,” Douglas coach Dave Pfaffenberger said. “We started fast, but were able to keep up the pace fairly well throughout the game.

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“We avoided the second-half let down, even though Galena fought back.”

Melissa Brown scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and Ally Freitas added six of her nine.

Douglas takes on Damonte Ranch at home Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

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Douglas evened their season record to 2-2 with a 22-14 win at Galena last week.

Susie White scored seven points and Sara Mangiaracina with six to lead Douglas offensively.

“Overall, our offensive game improved a lot this week,” Douglas coach Steve Walsh said. “We looked good in our sets. Several shots just didn’t fall for us tonight which kept our team scoring down, but we scored enough to come out with a victory.”

Also scoring for Douglas were CJ Baumgartner, Kaitlin Babbit, Ne’Jae Jackson and Julia Miller.

Douglas held the Grizzlies to just four points in the first half to take a 15-4 lead.