Douglas shoots lights out in win
First, the gym was darkened when the Douglas High boys basketball lineup was introduced to its Winter Homecoming crowd Friday night. Then, after the opening tip, Tre Jackson and the Tigers proceeded to shoot the lights out on their way to an 89-51 victory over Damonte Ranch.
Douglas (6-4 Sierra League, 7-11 overall) shot 7-for-8 from the field to start the game, including three 3-pointers by Jackson, and never looked back while retaining a one-game lead for third-place in the Sierra League standings at Randy Green Court. The Tigers shot 13-for-23 (57 percent) from beyond the arc and 35-for-59 (59 percent) from the field overall.
Jackson finished the night with 19 points, 13 of which came in the first quarter when the Tigers raced to a 29-12 lead. Dylan Hinks also had 15 points — shooting 6-for-6 from the field — and Michael Johnson added 12 on a night when 14 Douglas players scored.
Tanner Williams and Sam Johnson dished out six and five assists respectively for the Tigers.
Big runs proved decisive as Damonte Ranch rallied for a 61-42 win against Douglas.
Damonte Ranch (7-3, 13-4 overall) scored seven unanswered points to start the second quarter and seven unanswered points to end it as the Mustangs turned a 15-8 deficit into a 22-17 halftime advantage. Then Damonte used a 19-0 run over the final 5:12 of the third quarter to break it open.
Douglas (4-6 league, 7-11 overall) is still tied for third-place in the Sierra League with Carson.
Maddy Lowe led all scorers with 17 points for Douglas. Hailey Carr scored 11 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter.