Tigers look to homestretch
Five games remain on the Douglas High boys basketball team’s schedule as it heads into the regular season homestretch.
Now for the good news. First, after the Tigers play tonight at Wooster, three of their last four Sierra League games will be played at home, a stretch that includes crucial tests against playoff challengers Galena, Bishop Manogue and Carson. Second, the Tigers are looking to build on the momentum from last Friday’s 89-51 Winter Homecoming victory against Damonte Ranch.
By winning, Douglas (6-4 league, 7-11 overall) maintained its hold on third-place in the league standings coming into a matchup Tuesday night against arch rival Carson in the state capital.
And the Tigers did it with a season-best 89-point outburst. Looking at the scoring, 14 different players contributed and eight players had assists. Eight Tigers put up shots from beyond the arc, six of whom scored.
Junior guard Tre Jackson shot 5-for-7 on his 3-pointers, 7-for-9 overall, and finished with a personal season-high 19 points. Dylan Hinks was 6-for-6 from the field, including three 3-pointers, to finish with 15 points.
As a team, the Tigers were 35-for-59 from the field (59 percent) and 13-for-23 from 3-point range (57 percent).
A glance at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association record book reveals that the Tigers were one field goal away from cracking the top 10 for a single game by teams in all divisions.
The all-time single game record for 3-pointers was set in 1994 by Yerington with 20 against Bishop Manogue. Among Nevada large schools teams, the most on record is 16, held jointly by North Valleys in a 2005 game against Crater Lake, Ore., South Tahoe in 2005 against Sacramento Highlands, and Reed in 2001 against Sparks.
Damonte Ranch (3-7, 5-14) was led by Brett Cooper with 20 points, 17 of which came in the first half.