Millett, Lowe lead girls past McQueen
Corryne Millett and Maddy Lowe combined to score 35 points for undefeated Douglas in its 59-41 victory at home against McQueen on Tuesday night.
Millett scored a game-high 18 points, 16 of which came in the second half, while Lowe added 17 points, 13 in the second half, as Douglas (2-0 league, 7-0 overall) won the Northern Division I crossover contest at Randy Green Court.
“It was a nice home opener,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “Offensively, we were pretty good, but defensively, we still need to do some work to get better.”
The Tigers were aided by some adjustments on a night when senior forward Leonna Mortimer was unavailable for action. Lowe moved inside to play forward and senior Mandy Weaver received her first varsity career start at guard.
“Mandy came in and did a great job,” Christen said of Weaver, who scored six points. “She played solid defense, especially at the back of our press, and just did all the little things we asked of her.”
Gina Peacock scored nine of her 13 points in the second quarter, including a 3-pointer, to help stake the Tigers to a 24-18 halftime lead.
The Tigers scored 11 unanswered points to open the third quarter and later extended their lead to 42-22 after Lowe converted a three-point play with 1:20 left in the period.
“We made some good adjustments in the third quarter that opened up the middle for us,” Christen said.
McQueen rallied to within 42-30, however, Millett and Lowe combined to score nine points to push the lead back to 51-35 with 4:29 left to play.
DOUGLAS 46, SOUTH TAHOE 23
Lowe shot 6-for-10 from the field to score a game-high 16 points as Douglas cruised to a non-league win against the Vikings at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.
The Tigers jumped out to a 23-12 halftime lead and never looked back en route to its second win in five days against South Tahoe (1-5 overall).
Kynett also scored 10, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Millett contributed seven points and nine rebounds for the Tigers. Freshman McKenzie Tussey pulled down five rebounds.