Miners go outsidein win over Tigers
Five players combined to knock down nine 3-pointers Tuesday night as Sierra League-leading Bishop Manogue ran off with a 74-45 Sierra League victory at home against Douglas.
Douglas (4-5 league, 7-10 overall) had a five-game win streak snapped and slipped into a third-place tie with Carson in the league standings.
Maddy Lowe finished with 17 points, freshman Janae Blue Horse had 11 and Hailey Hughes had eight to lead the Tigers offensively. Blue Horse connected on three 3-pointers, including one that gave the Tigers an early 4-2 lead.
The Tigers only trailed 8-6 after one quarter and were still within 26-19 after Blue Horse sank a 3-pointer late in the second quarter.
Manogue (8-0 league, 11-1 overall) scored 49 points in the second and third quarter to break the game open. Malia Holt, Katie Turner and Julia McElwee connected on 3-pointers for the Miners during their 28-15 run through the third quarter.
Turner finished with a game-high 24 points, including three 3-pointers. Maddie Camacho and Holt finished with 16 points and two 3-pointers each, while Tawni Henderson contributed 11 points.
Manogue had 19 steals compared to nine turnovers in the game.
Note: Lowe, a senior at Douglas who has signed with Sonoma State University, is also a teammate during the summertime with Manogue’s Henderson, Camacho, McElwee and Hanna Bingham on the AAU Nevada Basketball Academy Elite team. The AAU team is coached by Eathan O’Bryant, former University of Nevada standout, and Carlnel Wiley, head girls basketball coach at Manogue. Wiley has also played and coached in college and previously served on the staff of the NBA D-League Reno Bighorns. O’Bryant and Wiley both played for the Harlem Globetrotters.