|Douglas edges Sturgis by one point in close game at Box Elder
Gary Matthews - February 7, 2017
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Douglas blew a 19 point lead in the third quarter, but hung on to beat Sturgis 64-63 Monday night.
The Patriots jumped out to a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, and outscored Sturgis 13-9 in the second to take a 34-19 lead at the half.
Sturgis then exploded in the third quarter, outscoring Douglas 28-14, and erasing a once 19-point lead, to lead one for a brief time in the fourth quarter.
Dawson Gueke led the comeback, scoring 31 points in a losing effort.
Douglas held off the Scoopers down the stretch thanks to a couple of mistakes. One of them was a broken-up inbound pass with 2.3 seconds left that Sturgis had hoped to use to put in the winning basket.
Dan Hand led Douglas with 29 points.