Tigers wrap up tough Clovis trip
The Douglas boys’ basketball team found out plenty about itself in its first four games.
Aside from finding a new scoring threat in 6-6 sophomore forward Jeff Nady, the Tigers also found several weaknesses, including difficulty breaking opposing pressure defenses.
“We’ve got a lot of learning to do and a lot of hard work to do these next few weeks,” 6-9 junior center Keith Olson told the Nevada Appeal. “We have to cut down on our turnovers against the press. We’re not running our pressbreaker right and these other teams are going to keep pressing us until we do get it right.”
Douglas dropped games to Tulare Western (75-51) and Edison (70-40) in its final two games at the Buchanan-Clovis West Tournament and finished 1-3 on the weekend.
The Tigers were matched up against a tremendously tough schedule to open the season, however, facing the No. 19 team in the country (San Joaquin Memorial) and the No. 2 team in the California Central Section (Edison).
“We’ve seen great competition,” Douglas coach Rob Streeter said. “Our kids are still competing. We’re getting better. In the long run it’s definitely going to pay off. We’re getting exactly what we wanted to get (out of the schedule).
Olson scored 21 points to lead the Tigers in the loss to Tulare Western. He also had 10 in the loss to Edison.
Nady scored 10 in the Tulare Western loss and led the team in scoring for the second time in four games with 13 points against Edison.
The Carson Valley Classic opens Thursday where the Tigers will host Fallon at 7 p.m.