It took a quarter and a half for it to get settled in but once it did, the Douglas boys' basketball team had little trouble disposing of Fallon, 65-36 in the Tigers' home-opener Thursday night.
The Tigers got 15 points out of 6-foot, 6-inch sophomore forward Jeff Nady and 11 points out of 6-9 junior center Keith Olson to cruise to the victory in the opening round of the Carson Valley Classic.
David Laird and Jordan Hadlock, both sophomores, scored nine points each and junior Michael Gransbery added seven.
In total, the Tigers had 11 of 13 players put points on the board in the game.
Fallon got seven points out of Marshall Morrison and six points, all in the fourth quarter, from Brian Perkins but were never really able to fall into a rhythm against Douglas' defense.
In fact, the Greenwave were not able to put together any runs, not scoring any unanswered points until the fourth quarter when the game was already well in hand at 55-24.
The Tigers held Fallon to just 18 points in the first half and four points in the third quarter while capitalizing on its distinct advantage in height.
Billy Sorensen's 3-pointer midway through the second quarter brought Fallon to within three at 17-14, but that was as close as the Greenwave would get through the remainder of the game.
Douglas proceeded to go on an 11-0 run punctuated by a two-handed slam from Olson.
The Tigers went on another run to close out the half, this time a 9-3 jaunt highlighted by baskets from Jared Trowbridge and Joe Nady.
Donnie Kidd scored a quick basket to open the second half for Fallon, bringing the score to 37-20, but the Tigers extended a 14-0 run through the middle of the quarter that saw Olson score six points and Hadlock score four, including a nice reverse layup to open Douglas' scoring for the half.
Fallon finally got its offense going in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Tigers 15-12 and enjoying a 7-0 run through the opening several minutes.
Wes Smith went a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter for Fallon.
The Tigers take on Faith Lutheran High School tonight at 7:30 at the Douglas High School gym. Faith Lutheran, the defending state 3A champions, defeated Spanish Springs Thursday.