DC played an always tough Greater Atlanta Christian squad in the opening round of the tourney, losing 65-55.
Douglas County managed to tie the game in the fourth period after getting off to a bad first half start. The team trailed 24-9 after the first period and 32-18 at halftime. Douglas County was down 47-37 after three periods.
After tying the game, GAC managed to take the lead again, and with time running out, and the Lady Spartans up by five, the Lady Tigers were forced to foul, but GAC was able to convert from the line for the victory.
“We did not shoot the ball well and we did not defend well,” said DC head coach Chet Forsh. “In knew going into this season I would have to do a lot more teaching with our lack of experience.”
“Last year we had three starters that had played with each other for three years and this year we have three starters that have only played with each other for one year,” Forsh added. “It is just going to take a while for us to learn how to play together.”
Santasia Faust and Amadi Brooks led the Lady Tiger offense with 12 points. Both are returning starters from last year’s squad.
Freshman Amira Atwater added nine points. She is the lone freshman on the team.
Senior Maya Benham and sophomore Alex Brown added eight points each. Benham is also a returning starter. Atwater is the lone freshman on the team.
“The balance scoring was there,” Forsh said. “We just did not have enough of it.”
With the loss, DC drops to the consolation bracket of the tournament. They will face St. Pius, who lost to Lovett, on Monday at 6 p.m. If the Lady Tigers win their final two games, they can finish fifth overall.