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Tigers put 6-0 record on line against Galena

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Douglas High junior Leonna Mortimer drives to the basket on Nov. 30 during the annual alumni game. Mortimer and the Tigers host Galena today.
JIm Grant | The Record-Courier

Off to its best start since the 2007-08 season, the Douglas High girls basketball team is looking to extend a six-game win streak tonight at home against Galena.

Douglas (6-0 overall, 2-0 league) and Galena (2-2, 0-1) square off in a Sierra League contest scheduled to start at 5:15 p.m. at Randy Green Court.

This is the first time the Tigers have played at home since their Dec. 4 season-opening 47-20 win against Spanish Springs.

Defense has been the strong suit so far for the Tigers, who are allowing an average of 31.5 points per game through six games.

Leonna Mortimer leads Douglas offensively with a 15.3 point per game average, including 22 points on Dec. 10 in the Tigers’ 58-53 win at Reed.

Galena is led by 5-foot-7 junior guard Kaitlyn Hawthorne, who is averaging 13.8 points per game. Hawthorne, a third-year varsity veteran, earned first-team all-league and all-region honors last season.

Looking back, the 2007-08 Douglas team opened with six straight wins and went on to finish with a 21-10 season record. The Tigers’ first loss that season came at the hands of a Reno team that went on to finish as the Class 4A state tournament runner-up.

The Tigers travel to South Tahoe on Saturday for a non-league contest. The Division I-A Vikings are 1-2 this season.