A night after losing its first regular-season region game in a little over two seasons, Douglas County was looking for a little redemption.
The Tigers got it in a 70-36 win Region 5-AAAAAA win over South Paulding on Saturday afternoon.
With junior Amari Robinson and sophomore Desirae Jackson chipping in 21 points each, the Tigers cruised to the win.
“This was a big game in coming back and starting a new win streak,” Robinson said. “We came out trying to redeem ourselves. We are just trying to keep it up and get ready for the region tournament.”
On Friday, the Tigers had their 43-game regular-season region win streak snapped in a 53-48 loss at Mays.
“I had a lot of concern coming into this game,” Tigers coach Chet Forsh said. “I wanted us to play hard. I think we did that.”
It was the third game that Douglas County has played with out starting junior point guard Michaela Cope, who injured her knee in the second quarter of the team’s win over Fayette County in the MLK Holiday Basketball Classic.
Forsh also expressed his concern about the foul situation on Saturday against South Paulding.
“I thought our girls held their composure when in some situation I think they were twice as aggressive as we were,” he said. “It didn’t appear we were getting some of the same calls as they were in a similar situation.”
In addition to Robinson and Jackson, the Tigers got nine points from sophomore Raven Mitchell.
Douglas County jumped out to a 21-10 first quarter lead and never looked back.
The Spartan were led by Bre’l Mackey, who had seven points. It was the second time in a week that Douglas County has defeated South Paulding.
“This was probably our best offensive game,” Forsh said. “We scored first and I think that give us a lot of confidence. We started in a man defense, which is something that we normally don’t do.”