Douglass wins opener in district boys basketball tournament

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | 11:43 p.m. CST; updated 9:39 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Douglass boy's basketball team upset Fayette 80-72 on Tuesday night in the Class 2 District 13 tournament in Sturgeon.

In the first half, the No. 6-seeded Bulldog’s struggled and trailed 34-28 at halftime.

“It was probably the worst half of basketball we have played all season,” Douglass coach Lynn Allen said by phone. “It was ugly for both sides.”

But after scoring on 18 of their first 21 possessions in the second half, the Bulldogs pulled away. Junior Amelio Lawson lit up the No. 3- seeded Falcons for 31 points.

“We just calmed down,” Allen said. “It was the first game most of these guys have played in districts besides Brandon (Gleason).”

Sophomore Lorenzo Estes added 18 points for Douglass and Gleason scored 16. Junior Tanner Cassil just missed his fourth straight double-double with eight points and nine rebounds.

The win advances the Bulldogs into the district semifinals, where they will face No. 2 seed Sturgeon at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.



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