Douglas County continued region play on Saturday by welcoming Campbell to 3-AAAAAA. The Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to CHS. Playing with a late start, the Lady Tigers rolled out to an early lead and held on for a 75-55 victory. The DC boys pulled away in the second quarter and their lead was never threatened in a 75-64 win.
In the girls game, the Lady Tigers jumped out to a 17-7 lead after the first period. They led 32-25 at the half and 56-36 at the end of the third period.
“We played well through most of the first quarter, but we lost a little bit of our intensity at the end of the first and through the second quarter,” said DC coach Chet Forsh. “We talked at half and they raised up their game in the third quarter. We also held our composure well, hung tough, and recovered from the relapse.”
Santasia Faust led the offense for DC with a dominating 35 point performance. She shot her free throws well, hit a couple of jumpers, and even knocked down a shot from long range.
Arsula Clark followed Faust with 19 points. Amira Atwater added 12.
“Arsula drove to the basket and picked up several offensive rebounds. She also scored off a couple of steals,” Forsh said. “Amira had a balanced scoring night and made some nice passes.”
Nicolette Andry played well defensively, making several hustle plays and picking up several offensive rebounds.”
In the boys game, DC squeezed out a 16-15 lead after the first period but extended the advantage to 11 points at the half. They led 46-33 at the end of the third period. In the fourth, Campbell trailed by as much as 20 and as few as eight, but could never threaten the lead.
“We increased the pressure in the second half and they started to turn the ball over and we turned that into fast break points,” said DC coach Hollis Bethea. “They came back int eh fourth when they hit a couple of three’s and had a four point play. We were able to hold on from the free throw line.”
Kalen Clifton led the scoring with 18 points. He had 14 in the second half, knocking down a couple of three’s, and going 6-of-7 from the line in the fourth period. Corey Tillery also had 14 points.
D’Ondre Glenn scored 12 points, all coming in the second half. He added 11 rebounds, four of which were offensive, and five blocked shots.
“He had a lot of hustle points,” Bethea said. “He was able to get inside and get put-backs and make some free throws. He also was a defense presence on the inside.”