PREP ROUNDUP: Douglas rolls to 75-41 win
MINDEN – After turning the ball over three times on its first three possessions of the season, the Douglas boys’ basketball team pulled together to cruise to a 75-41 win over Reed in season-opener for both teams on Tuesday night.
Douglas rattled off a 10-0 run to open the game and never looked back as the Raiders never got any closer than eight points. The Tigers never led by less than 16 points in the second half. Douglas put the game away with a 16-2 run to start the third quarter.
“The kids played hard, but there was some of that season-opening stuff,” Douglas coach Corey Thacker said. “Once we started taking care of the ball, things fell into place.
“We had those three turnovers to start, then we had only seven turnovers in the first half. That was key early on. The kids were active on defense and kept them from getting things going.”
Sophomore Hunter Myers led Douglas with 16 points as 12 of the Tigers’ 13 players put points on the board.
Matt Thomas had nine points, Garrett Getty added eight, Austin Neddenriep had seven points, Jorey Scott had six points, Chris Downs and Conner Hughes each had five, Nick Maestretti, Theo Denson, Kameron VanWinkle and Matt Wylie each had four, Jake Tessmann hit one 3-pointer and Trevor Shaffer had a number of big rebounds in his first varsity game.
Douglas (1-0 overall, 1-0 Sierra League) travels to North Valleys next Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. game.
Douglas girls lose
Reed jumped out to a 16-0 lead against Douglas and never looked back, taking a 68-19 win.
Ebony Cleveland led the Tigers with five points and Bri Burnside added four for the Tigers, who dropped to 0-1 overall and 0-1 in Sierra League play to open the year.
Sierra Lutheran opens season with win
Sierra Lutheran opened the girls basketball season with a 32-10 win over Lee Vining on Tuesday night.
The Falcons played strong defense holding Lee Vining to two points in each of the first three quarters, and four points in the fourth.
Sierra Lutheran was up 14-4 at halftime and doubled its point total in the third quarter to take a 28-6 lead.
The Falcons were led by Franda Martinez and Stephenie Nieri with seven points apiece. Mariah West and Tiffany Patrick each scored five points.
Sierra Lutheran owned the rebounding edge gathering more than 40 boards. Nieri led team with 15 rebounds.
Sierra Lutheran 1-0, plays host Truckee at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Truckee Invitational. Tip-off Tournament.