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At 8-3, DHS boys are off to a strong start

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From page B1 | December 29, 2013 |

In sports, controlling your own destiny is always the desired situation. And while the phrase usually applies to complicated playoff scenarios, it’s a bit more straightforward for the Davis High boys basketball team this winter.

Because of the Blue Devils’ go-go-go style of play — also known as The System — DHS has shown 11 games into this season that it pretty much controls its own destiny.

In going 8-3 to start the 2013-14 campaign, and making two tournament championship games while winning one, the Devils have followed veteran coach Dan Gonzalez’s mantra: “Fifteen made threes is our magic number; if we do that, we usually win.”

In averaging 82 points per game, the locals have reached or gotten close to that mark often. They’ve scored more than 90 points on four separate occasions.

With seniors Brandon Strong, Matt Michael, Brett Bloomfield and Ben Crook leading the way, and better-than-expected contributions coming from sophomores Glen Welch, Ryan Kreidler and Ben Prussel, the Blue Devils are blessed with a bevy of shooters, who can also do other things on the floor.

Davis next takes the court Thursday, when it plays a 5 p.m. game against El Dorado to open the three-day Oak Ridge Tournament.

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