Freshmen spark Douglas to 50-36 win |

Freshmen spark Douglas to 50-36 win

Janae Blue Horse

Janae Blue Horse rang up four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points Tuesday night to help lead the Douglas High girls basketball team to a 50-36 win against Spanish Springs.

Two first-half runs put Douglas (4-9 overall, 1-4 league) out front to stay in the Northern Division I crossover contest at Randy Green Court.

Hailey Hughes also came up big for Douglas, as the 6-foot post player contributed 11 points and 15 rebounds. Maddy Lowe added 10 points and five assists as the Tigers rang up their second straight win.

Hughes and Blue Horse, both freshmen, combined to put up 13 first-quarter points and the Tigers scored 12 unanswered points during a four-minute span on their way to a 17-9 lead.

Lowe gave the Tigers an early spark when she converted a steal into a layup. Then, after Hughes grabbed a rebound on the defensive end, Lowe fed Blue Horse for a 3-pointer from the right side. A Madison Rodgers steal led to Lowe driving for another score, assisted by Hughes, that gave Douglas a 15-4 lead with 4:00 left in the first quarter.

Spanish Springs (3-12 overall, 1-4 league) was held scoreless for nearly six minutes to start the second quarter as Douglas pushed its lead to 30-14 at halftime.

Freshman Hannah Carr scored seven of her nine points in the second half for the Tigers, who play their last crossover game tonight at Hug.

Spanish Springs was led by point guard Alysa Domingues with eight points.