The Douglas Bulldogs returned from Christmas break to pick up to big wins last week.
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Bulldogs hosted the 5A Empire Ravens in a non-conference game in the DHS gym. Douglas won the game 75-50.
Two nights later, the Bulldogs were in Tucson taking on Amphi in the Gila Region opener. Douglas won this game 69-58.
In the win over Empire, Douglas’ Jesus Ruiz scored a game high 25 points to lead all scorers. Francisco Lugo followed with 22 points and Samuel Ramos chipped in 15.
Douglas led Empire 26-12 at the end of the first quarter and 45-34 at the half. Empire cut the Bulldogs lead down to eight in the third but a 17-7 run in the fourth gave Douglas its comfortable 25-point lead.
Against Amphi, Douglas led 21-15 at the end of the first quarter and 39-25 at the half. The Bulldogs outscored the Panthers 22-10 in the third taking a 61-35 lead into the fourth.
Christian Estrella, Lugo and Ruiz each scored 15 points this game. Ramos followed with 11.
The Bulldogs, 4-5 overall, 1-2 in conference, and 1-0 in region, hosts Rio Rico on Tuesday, Jan. 14 and will be at Walden Grove on Thursday, Jan. 16.