Big tests await Douglas girls basketball squad
After winning seven straight games to open its season, the Douglas High girls basketball team is going to be tested this weekend.
Douglas (2-0 league, 7-0) hosts Reed today at 5:15 p.m. then faces two-time defending Division I state champion Reno at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Douglas is coming off wins last week against McQueen, 59-41, and South Tahoe, 46-23. These next two games, however, are going to be a different story.
Reed (1-1 league, 2-2 overall) only lost four games last season, although one of those came at home in December 2013 by a 58-53 score against Douglas. Leonna Mortimore scored 22 points and Corryne Millett 16 to lead the Tigers in that game and both are still in the starting lineup.
Reed has a young roster led by 6-foot senior post player Nakiyah LeSure along with a quick supporting cast. LeSure is averaging 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
Reno (30-1 last season) is currently 6-0 and features 6-foot-4 junior Mallory McGwire, who is averaging 23.0 points per game.