The question mark for the Douglas boys basketball team was supposed to be its defense. But after another strong defensive outing for the Tigers in their win against the Railroaders, defense doesn't look to be a problem.
Seth Lee scored 29 points to lead Douglas, which shut down Reed after giving up 14 points in the first quarter.
Tiger Coach Keith Lewis said his team "really took it to" Reed defensively after the first quarter.
"Coming into the season, we knew offensively, we'd be fine," Lewis said. "I think defensively we're very drilled."
Douglas led 27-21 at halftime. Lee scored 14 points in the third quarter to help the Tigers pull away. Jared Kenison added seven points for Douglas (3-2).
Douglas will host McQueen on Friday. "Friday will be a good test for us," Lewis said.
REED 48, DAYTON 37
Dayton's two leading scorers, Justin Daw and Brian Lahmann, who average a combined 30 points a game, combined to score only five points against the Raiders as the 3A Dust Devils (4-1) suffered their first loss of the year against the 4A Raiders.
The Dust Devils were also just 12-of-25 from the foul line. But Coach Rob Streeter said it was encouraging that his team lost by just 11 points with his team struggling from the line and his top two scorers struggling. Bobby Nylen and Jake Dean eached scored 11 points for Dayton.
"Defensively I'm real happy with the way we played," Dayton Coach Rob Streeter said. "It's just their defense got us frustrated. We're real young."