Lady Tigers go 2-1 at Lowry
Douglas girls’ basketball coach Werner Christen got exactly what he wanted out of the team’s trip to the Lowry Invitational over the weekend.
“We weren’t concerned about the scores,” Christen said. “We just wanted to play well, get some film so we could come back and study it and move forward.”
The Tigers had nine out of their 13 players seeing their first varsity playing time.
“We made some unforced turnovers, probably too many, but it was good to be thrown into the fire like that,” Christen said. “Our seniors did a great job of encouraging the younger players and picking them up when we were getting down.
“We learned a lot about ourselves and we got to bond a bit as a team, which was good. The players all like hanging out with eachother which will go a long way as the season goes on.”
Douglas dropped a 55-43 game to Spring Creek, considered by some to be the best team in the state this year, Friday.
Monica Knight led the team with 15 points while Bridget Maestretti added eight points.
“Spring Creek is a fantastic team,” Christen said. “Their point guard reminds me a lot of Andrea Honer (2001 Douglas grad) when she was here.”
The Lady Tigers bounced back and picked up a 39-36 win over a tough Lowry squad.
Knight had 25 points and Maestretti and Sarah Hartley each had five.
“The game against Lowry was very tough,” Christen said. “It was a home crowd for them and it got very loud in there.
“We had a nice lead late in the game, but Lowry came storming back. We managed to hold them off and that was good for the girls to experience that.”
Douglas’ road gets harder this week with the Elite 8 Classic at Reno High School, which starts Thursday and runs through Saturday.
The Tigers then bring it back home Dec. 15 for a game against Galena, followed by Reed the next night. Both games start at 7 p.m.
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