Douglas boys start out 2-2
The Douglas High boys basketball team dropped to 2-2 in the Las Vegas Prep Championship on Saturday with a 74-55 loss to unbeaten Las Vegas.
Douglas (4-5) only trailed 32-29 at halftime, however, the Wildcats ran off 42 points in the second half to break the game open.
Austin Evans scored 12 points, highlighted by his 3-for-4 shooting from 3-point range, and James Herrick 10 to lead the Tigers offensively.
Las Vegas, which improved its season record to 9-0, had four players score in double figures, led by 6-foot-7 junior Re’Kwon Smith with 23 points (he averages 24.7 for the season).
Coming off a one-point loss the night before, Douglas rebounded to win twice on Friday. The Tigers defeated Silverado, 43-32, and then Huntington Beach (Calif.), 46-31, on the tournament’s second day. Douglas surged to a 28-11 halftime lead against Silverado and never looked back.
Ten players reached the score column for the Tigers, who improved their season record to 4-4. Austin Evans led the way with 12 points.
Evans scored 17, including 5-for-9 shooting from 3-point range, for the Tigers in their win over Huntington Beach.
On Thursday, a second-half comeback fell just short as Douglas lost 73-72 to Cimarron-Memorial.
After falling behind 43-35 at halftime as Cimarron Memorial’s Austin Garrison hit five 3-pointers, Douglas battled back to the wire.
Four players scored in double figures for the Tigers, led by James Herrick with 15 points. Jaden Wass also contributed 12 points, a season-high for the senior, while Evans and A.J. Pfaffenberger added 10 each. Pfaffenberger hit a 3-pointer with 2 seconds showing on the clock to make it a one-point game. Herrick also had 17 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.