Girls Basketball: Tigers improve to 5-0

Staff Reports

Five games in four days wasn’t too much for the Douglas High girls basketball team.

Neither, apparently, was losing starting point guard McKenna Kynett to an ankle injury.

Kynett injured her ankle two minutes in to Douglas’ game against Spring Creek earlier Saturday, but the Tigers pushed through to defeat the Spartans and later Union Mine. Douglas improved to 5-0 on the young season with the wins.

Douglas coach Werner Christen said he was pleased overall with the effort he saw during the three-day Spanish Springs Invitational.

“We played real well against Spring Creek,” he said. “By the time we got to Union Mine, we were tired. It was our fifth game in a short amount of time and the kids played through it.”

Kynett was injured two minutes into the Spring Creek game. The severity of the injury wasn’t immediately clear.

Christen noted the play of Leonna Mortimer, Jessie Jim, Maddy Lowe and Kelly Sonnemann on Saturday.

“The kids put together a couple of good team wins,” he said. “We got to see some combinations this weekend and now we turn our attention to Reed on Tuesday.”


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