The girls jumped out to a 22-5 first quarter advantage and led 55-12 at the half. They went up 66-23 in the third before coasting to the victory.
“Conditioning was a factor,” said DCHS coach Chet Forsh. “They also did not have strong ball handling.”
Offensively, Douglas County was led by Amira Atwater’s 17 points. The freshman did not play in the fourth quarter. She hit three 3-pointers and scored the rest of her points in transition.
Every single player scored for DC. Santasia Faust and Amadi Brooks netted 11 points each. Both Quonisha Faust and Maya Benham had nine points. Christina Haney added seven points and Alex Brown followed with six.
In the boys game, DC took a 20-11 first quarter led and then led 38-29 at the half. They went up 55-44 at the end of the third.
The Tigers managed to earn the victory despite dealing with several injuries in the game. During one play, DC’s Brandon Robinson received an elbow to the head and had to be taken out with a slight concussion. In a separate play, Douglas County’s K’Ja Johnson dislocated his finger but would return to the game.
“These kids continue to play with heart and guts,” said Tiger coach Joby Boydstone. “We played tough and this toughness is what makes DC basketball the way it is. We were able to respond and figure [out a way to win].”
Five Douglas County players scored in double digits in the game. Johnson managed to come back from the finger issue to lead the team with 15 points. Jalen Thornton also added 15. Kalen Cliffton scored 14 points and Cory Tillery followed with 12. Justin Bridges added 11. Tevin Lightly scored seven points and led the team on the glass.
The DC boys and girls are undefeated in the region. They will be back in action today when they travel to Villa Rica. Games start at 6 p.m.