EAST POINT - Chet Forsh saw a big difference in his young team from last week’s scrimmage in a season-opening win over Tri-Cities.
The Tigers dominated throughout the contest for a 88-33 win over Tri-Cities on Thursday to open the regular season.
Four Douglas County players scored in double figures in the Region 5-AAAAAA contest to extend its region winning streak to 34 games.
Junior Amari Robinson had a game-high 18 points to lead the Tigers with Desirae Jackson contributing 12 points and Dymon Cook adding 11 points. Senior Sayah Brooks finished with 10 points, including two 3-pointers.
“I thought the younger players played really well for us,” Forsh said. “I felt they did well in a lot of situations.”
Douglas County scored at least 20 points in each of the four quarters, including 24 in the fourth quarter. The Tigers outscored Tri-Cities 21-3 in the third quarter.
Senior Alex Warner drilled a 3-pointer to end the quarter.
“I though we showed a lot of balance,” Forsh said. “Being so young, we made a lot of defensive mistakes. I had to threaten to sit them down if they didn’t start playing better defense. We have so much to learn. We just didn’t have enough time to get everything in.”
The Tigers return to action over the Thanksgiving break by playing in the Parkview Tip-Off Classic in Lilburn. Douglas County opens with Lowndes on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers lost their scrimmage game to Villa Rica last week. Forsh said he saw some improved play in the regular season opener.
“Granted, Tri-Cities is not as good as Villa Rica, but I saw improvements in a lot of areas,” Forsh said. “We shot the ball much better. I thought Tri-Cities was little fatigue near the end of the game.”