Tigers fall to Carson in Classic
The Douglas High gymnasium hasn’t been kind to Carson boys basketball coach Bruce Barnes.
Four games as head coach and four losses, including two to rival Douglas, was what Barnes was trying to overcome when his Senators played the Tigers Saturday afternoon in the seventh-place game at the second annual Carson Valley Classic.
“I thought we might have to do something different,” Barnes said. “I don’t know, I thought about changing outside or something. Look I’m even wearing Douglas colors.”
Whatever he changed up in his normal routine must have worked because Barnes, dressed in a polo shirt with an orange logo, finally put an end to the streak.
Seniors Ricky Correlli, Ryan Henry and Curtis Dixon each scored 11 points as Carson (1-2) beat Douglas 60-42.
Douglas (1-4) lost all three of its games in the tournament.
“We’re not pushing the panic button yet,” coach Keith Lewis said. “We’re young and we just played five games in seven days to start the season. We have a lot to work on still, but I think we’re going to be OK.”
Andy McIntosh was the only Douglas player in double figures with 10 points. Colton Mellows and Luke Rippee both finished with six points for the Tigers, who shot only 30 percent from the field (16-of-53).
The Tigers travel to California to play in the Bulldog Classic Thursday at Vacaville High School. They open at 6:30 p.m. against Vanden.