The Douglas High boys basketball team overcame its share of adversity in the first half on its way to a hard-earned, come-from-behind 69-63 win at South Tahoe on Saturday.
Douglas was called for three technical fouls in the first half in falling behind 36-28, but turned the game around in the third quarter when it outscored the Vikings 27-16 to take a 55-52 lead.
James McLaughlin helped spark the run by hitting three three-pointers in the third quarter. Douglas coach Corey Thacker said his team's defensive pressure in the second half was also a key to the win.
"We had some adversity in the first half," Thacker said. "The third quarter our kids came out and played hard.
"We had to stress composure. Getting a win, we're happy to sneak out of there with one."
Another key to the game was the Tigers' advantage at the foul line. Douglas was 22-of-29 while the Vikings were 10-of-14.
Jeff Nady hit 6-of-7 foul shots on his way to scoring 16 points, David Laird was 10-of-12 from the line on his way to scoring 16 points, McLaughlin had 12 points and Tim Rudnick added 11 points.