The Lady Tigers and Lady Indians tipped off the first game. Douglas County took a 2-0 lead early in the quarter but then both offenses were quiet for the next few minutes. Around the midway point, East Coweta scored their first basket to tie the game at 2-2.
Over the next minute and a half, the Lady Tigers went on an eight point run, taking a 10-2 lead with three minutes to play. Up 12-4 with two minutes remaining, Douglas County’s Santasia Faust scored a layup on a breakaway to put her team up 10. DC ended the first with a 14-6 advantage.
The Lady Tigers continued to hover around the 10 point mark in the second quarter. A short jumper by Amadi Brooks with three minutes on the clock put DC up by 10 once again. A 3-pointer by Amira Atwater gave DC a 27-14 lead with two minutes to go. Faust add two free throws at the end of the second, going 4-for-5 from the line in the quarter, to put the Lady Tigers up 29-16.
Faust led DC at halftime with nine points. Brooks followed with seven. Atwater knocked down two 3’s for six points. Ciarra Davidson, Brandy Sinkfield, and Jasmine Williams scored four points each to lead the Lady Indians.
Douglas County pulled away in the third quarter, taking a 20 point lead on a free throw by Faust. The points came in the middle of a 20 point run by the Lady Tigers for a 53-21 advantage. The streak was powered from the free throw line as DC connected on 12-of-15 shots from the line.
Up 29 with seven seconds remaining in the third, DC’s Ronika Mitchell went to the line and hit one shot and the quarter drew to a close with the Lady Tigers up 30, setting up for a six minute mercy ruled final period.
DC took a 40 point lead with three minutes to play in the fourth quarter and won by 42.
Faust led all scorers in the game with 14 points. Atwater followed with 13 and Brooks netted 11. Maya Benham rounded out the Lady Tigers’ double-digit scoring with 10 points. Williams led the Lady Indians with seven points.
In the boys game, East Coweta took an early 2-0 lead but then the Tigers connected for nine straight points and never trailed from there. DC took a 22-9 lead midway through the first and finished the quarter up 30-19.
Kalen Clifton led the Tigers in the first, scoring 10 points and going 4-for-4 from the line.
The Indians tried to fight back in the second quarter but Clifton connected on a shot to once again put his team up by 10 with six minutes to play in the half. A minute later, Justin Bridges scored on a rebound and put-back and the Tigers led 40-26. With just three-tenths of a second on the clock a foul led to a Tevin Lighty free throw for a DC 20 point lead. The Tigers were up 60-40 at halftime.
K’Ja Johnson led DC in scoring at the break with 15 points. Robinson followed with 12 and Clifton added 11.
The third quarter was a back and forth affair that left DC up by 21, 85-64, with eight minutes to play. Lighty turned up his play in the third quarter with a team high eight points.
In the fourth, DC continued to roll and with 3:45 on the clock Trey McMurty connected on a layup to give Douglas County 100 points for the evening. The Tigers led by 28. DC took a 30 point lead just seconds later and would hold on from their for the victory.
Lighty led all scorers in the game with 21 points. Robinson followed for DC with 19. Johnson added 15, Bridges had 13, and Cory Tillery netted 11. Jeremy Farmer led East Coweta with 23 points.
DC will be back in action this Friday when they host Senior Night against visiting Tri-Cities. Games start at 6 p.m.