Tigers face Reed, Reno
With two valuable Northern Division I crossover wins under its belt, the Douglas High boys basketball team has an opportunity to collect two more this weekend.
Douglas (3-3 overall, 2-0 Sierra League) travels to Reed tonight for a 7 p.m. contest at Paul Kautz Gym. On Saturday, the Tigers play host to Reno in a game scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. tip-off at Randy Green Court.
The crossover games figure to be important in what is shaping up as a highly competitive Sierra League season, since Galena and Bishop Manogue are also 2-0 and Carson 1-0. The Tigers have absorbed all three of their losses against high-powered California opponents — Jesuit (Sacramento), St. Mary’s (Stockton) and Moreau Catholic (Hayward, ranked No. 11 in the nation this week by USA Today).
Reed (3-5 overall, 0-1 league) is under the direction of first-year head coach Zach Sanford and led by the junior combo of Jeremy Ramos (18.1 points per game) and Lincoln Turner (16.8).
Reno (4-4 overall) is bringing a 1-0 league record into its home game tonight against Galena.
The Tigers are averaging 59.8 points per game and shooting a highly respectable 42 percent as a team from 3-point range (39 percent from the field overall). Senior guard Michael Johnson is averaging 15.2 points per game on 42 percent shooting (both from the field and 3-point range). Senior Jace Hart is averaging 8.8 points and shooting 52 percent from the field.
Eleven different Tigers have scored from beyond the 3-point arc so far this season.
Looking ahead on the schedule, Douglas is returning to San Diego for the 69-school Under Armour Holiday Classic presented by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation on Dec. 26-30. Douglas is entered in the tournament’s American Division bracket and opens Dec. 26 with a 9:05 p.m. contest against Los Alamitos (Calif.) at Escondido High School. Los Alamitos finished its 2014-15 season with a 27-3 record and berth in the Southern California IAA Section semifinals.