DOUGLAS BOYS BASKETBALL
November 25, 2014
Coach: Corey Thacker, eighth season (117-81)
Lookahead to 2014-15: The team will be unveiled Saturday at 4 p.m. with a scrimmage as part of the Alumni Day festivities.
Returnees (6): Sam Broersma, 6-5 sr.; Alex Tessmann, 6-3 sr.; Michael Johnson, 5-10 jr.; Zach Kellar, 6-5 jr.; Connor Lyons, 5-11 sr.; Trey Maurer, 5-7 sr.
2014-15 schedule highlights: Four straight home games during an 11-day stretch from Dec. 9-19 when the Tigers host McQueen, Foothill (Henderson), Post Falls (Idaho) and Reed. The Kevin Soares-coached Foothill Falcons went 21-7 and reached the Sunrise Region Tournament semifinals, while Post Falls went 15-10 and qualified for the Idaho 5A playoffs last season. The Reed game will be a rematch of the first round of the Northern Division I Region playoffs when the Tigers saw their season end with a 60-57 loss. The Tigers are also entered in two December tournaments, starting with the 11th Wild West Shootout Dec. 3-6 at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno and then the 25th annual Under Armour Holiday Classic Dec. 26-30 in San Diego. The Under Armour tournament has a national field of 75-plus teams that will play at five high schools.
2013-14 record: 13-11 overall, 9-7 Sierra League.
2013-14 season highlight: A 52-44 regular season-ending win over Carson before a packed house at home.
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Key departure: James Herrick, now playing for Sacramento State, Austin Evans, Pat Johnson.
Of note: The NIAA Division I State Tournament will be held at the Orleans in Las Vegas. … Douglas is the three-time Division I state academic champion. … Soares, the head coach at Foothill, played for the Nevada Wolf Pack and was Big Sky Conference Co-Player-of-the-Year in 1991-92.