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GIRLS BASKETBALL - David Douglas gets hot from 3-point range, holds off Raiders at the buzzer
by: David Ball Reynolds center Jayden Blaylock, middle, battles for a loose ball between David Douglas players Tess Kuehl and Natasha Huddleston during the Scots 42-40 win Friday.

Points were precious Friday night, as Reynolds and David Douglas fought just to break into double digits by halftime. So when Scots senior Katie Todd got hot from outside the 3-point arc, it was as if she was dropping gold nuggets through the net. In the end, it was her touch from the perimeter that lifted Douglas to the 42-40 home win.

Todd knocked down a trio of 3s from all corners of the court to expand the Scots one-point halftime lead into a commanding 27-17 cushion heading into the fourth quarter.

'We rely a lot on 3s, so getting those to fall was huge for us,' Douglas coach Mike Costello said.

But Reynolds wasn't about to surrender. Instead, head coach Todd Hodgins called for his team to amp up the pressure with an in-your-face defense. David Douglas failed to get the ball past half-court for five straight possessions. Reynolds converted the turnovers into quick points by sending the ball inside to Lydia Strong for a series of baskets.

The Raiders made it a one-possession game with four minutes to play when Kahdijah Lozada dribbled to the free-throw line and was left alone to sink the 15-footer.

Look for full game coverage in the Jan. 14, edition of The Outlook.

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