Nia Lee sparked Collins Hill’s comeback, making two 3-pointers in the second quarter after the Eagles had started the game 0-for-6 from beyond the arc. The Eagles cut the deficit to 26-20 by halftime and took their first lead of the game at 28-26 on two free throws by Kyra Dixon with 5:28 to play in the third quarter. Collins Hill led 39-34 entering the fourth.
Douglas County got all of its scoring from the starters. Clark had 10 points, Ashanti Brown had nine, and Sayah Brooks added four. Jada Rice led Collins Hill with 12 points, and Lee finished with 11.
“We have a way we play, and we don’t deviate a lot from that,” Forsh said. “They really tried to slow us down some early, because when we’re in the flow running we usually shoot the ball pretty well. When we have to walk it up, it’s a little different. We’d rather run than walk, but you’ve got to learn to play both ways.”