End of year is rough for Davis basketball

Enterprise columnist \n Had somebody told me — after all the promise that has shined through in Davis basketball this winter — that the final week of the year would be such a mess, I\’d have laughed in their face. \n But as we turn the calendar, let\’s hope for auld lang syne as it […]

Devil girls\’ revamped roster is strong in loss

Enterprise correspondent \n DIXON — Some might call it the end of an era … \n When Davis High girls basketball fans showed up to the third-place game of the Ram Jam Invitational at Dixon High on Thursday, some were surprised at the absence of long-time varsity players, senior twins Malika and Khaliya Wilkins. \n […]

DHS boys lose Mohr then just a game

Enterprise staff writer \n What began as a trip designed to test the Davis High boys basketball team\’s mettle against some of the West Coast\’s best programs has finished pretty much a nightmare. \n While Blue Devils coach Dan Gonzalez praised his players for “a good effort against some very good teams,” the locals nonetheless […]

Top 10 sports stories of 2010

Enterprise staff writers \n While it was another great year on the field for local sports, the struggling economy made for one truly unpleasant story, and it tops The Davis Enterprise\’s list of top local sports stories of 2010. \n 1. Four UC Davis teams — wrestling, men\’s swimming and diving, women\’s rowing and men\’s […]

Remember, you read it here first

Enterprise columnist \n Elsewhere in today\’s paper there is a blow-by-blow recounting of the top news stories of 2010. Pulitzer-quality stuff, to be sure, and certain to set off many debates in town over which story was picked No. 1 and which story was left out altogether. \n The truly difficult task, however, falls to […]

High-scoring Aggies fall to CSUN

\n NORTHRIDGE — The UC Davis men\’s basketball team set its season high for points in winning its Big West opener earlier this week. On Thursday, the offense was there again, but the Aggie defense couldn\’t do enough to slow Cal State Northridge and UCD went to 1-1 in conference with an 87-81 loss at […]

DHS\’ Brittan is a breath of fresh air

Enterprise staff writer \n She\’s a new face on the bench. A new voice in the basketball program. An inspiration to those around her. \n By all accounts, she\’s a breath of fresh air — helping students and athletes reach their full potential. \n Newcomer Hilary Brittan, in short, has made a big splash in […]

Shooting still haunts Devil boys

\n RANCHO BERNARDO — The journey continued Wednesday for a game Davis High boys basketball team in the ESPN/iScore Classic in San Diego County. \n For the second straight day, the Blue Devils came close but lost a contest in which they outrebounded and — for the most part — outplayed their opposition at Rancho […]

Lady Blue Devils to face off with Wildcats on Thursday

\n DIXON — Davis High\’s Lady Blue Devil basketball team will meet Will C. Wood for the third time this season at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the third-place game of the Dixon Ram Jam. \n After a heart-breaking 48-45 loss to powerhouse Inderkum on Tuesday, DHS will try to stop the Wildcats (8-6) for the […]

Lady Blue Devils falter down the stretch

\n DIXON — It all happened so fast. \n Up one with 15 seconds to go in the second round of the Ram Jam Invitational, the Davis High girls basketball team lost Khaliya Wilkins (to fouls), lost the ball — while trying to bring the ball downcourt to shoot a game-winner — then lost its […]

Balanced attack leads UCD in Fullerton

\n FULLERTON — At the beginning of the season, UC Davis men\’s basketball coach Gary Stewart knew he would be able to rely on seniors Mark Payne and Joe Harden to score. \n He also knew that having just two reliable scorers wouldn\’t be enough for the Aggies to succeed \n in Big West play […]

Still cold DHS boys fall in overtime

\n RANCHO BERNARDO — As has so often happened this season, Davis High\’s boys basketball team — while playing an otherwise terrific game — couldn\’t hit a key shot to save its collective life. \n Leading through most of Tuesday\’s contest, the Blue Devils went sour in the fourth quarter and scored only two points. […]

Davis not so hot in San Diego loss

\n RANCHO BERNARDO — Even a change of climate made no difference. The Davis High boys basketball team isn\’t shooting well. \n In a 57-34 first-round loss to Brea Olinda on Monday, the Blue Devils opened their first visit to the ESPN/iScore Invitational in San Diego with a game that got mixed reviews. \n “Despite […]

DHS girls stifle Benicia with air-tight defense

Enterprise correspondent \n DIXON — Ram Jam? Thank you, ma\’am! \n The Lady Blue Devils opened the Ram Jam Invitational with a bang Monday morning as they easily handled a solid Benicia High, 56-40. \n Just like most of the season, the Devils were led by the Wonder Twins — Malika and Khaliya Wilkins — […]