Tigers split Wild West Shootout games
The Douglas High School boys basketball team came out of the Wild West Shootout last weekend with a split of two games at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno.
Austin Evans scored 19 points on Friday to lead a balanced attack as Douglas (2-1 overall) won its tournament opener against Incline, 73-56. The Tigers encountered a more difficult challenge on Saturday, however, as they dropped a 49-32 decision against Servite (Anaheim, Calif.).
The Tigers surged to a 28-19 first quarter lead and never looked back against the Division III Highlanders.
Seven Tigers scored 6 points or more in the game. Sam Broersma contributed 12 points, Pat Johnson 9, James Herrick 9, Jaden Wass 8, A.J. Pfaffenberger 7 and Zack Kellar 6. Herrick also had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots, while Pfaffenberger contributed 3 assists and 3 steals.
On Saturday, the Servite The Friars led 22-17 at halftime and 38-29 at the end of three quarters before pulling away at the end. Servite won three of four games in the tournament, losing only on Friday to Sacramento area power Jesuit, 56-34.
Evans scored 6 points to lead the Tigers, who only shot 9-for-33 from the field (27 percent). James Herrick had 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.