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Blue Devil boys need Mohr against Monterey Trail

By
January 22, 2011 |

Enterprise correspondent

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A big-time performance by senior Tim Mohr, in his return from a broken wrist, wasn\’t enough to provide a life preserver to the Davis High boys basketball team\’s sinking ship.

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The Blue Devils\’ losing streak hit 11 games on Friday as they fell at home to Monterey Trail, 72-49.

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In his first game back after missing the past six contests, Mohr scored 18 points, but DHS dropped to 0-3 in Delta Valley Conference play and 7-12 overall.

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“(Mohr\’s return is) going to make a world of difference,” said Davis head coach Dan Gonzalez. “I think he\’s a little rusty and still doesn\’t have his legs under him, but he\’ll get better.”

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Even while easing back in, Mohr was 7-for-12, however, the rest of the Devils made just 13-of-45 shots from the floor (29 percent) and a dismal 4-of-16 free throws. The Mustangs (14-5, 2-1 DVC), on the other hand, scorched the nets, hitting 57 percent of their field goals.

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DHS held tight until late in the first period, when Monterey Trail\’s Jaylen Brown drained a jumper and pair of free throws, before Jessie Brown scored on a lay-in to push the Mustang advantage to 19-10.

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Monterey Trail continued to pull away from Davis in the second quarter when a mid-range jumper from Hermon Brown extended its lead to 29-15.

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But Mohr, with his right wrist taped up, refused to let the Mustangs put the Devils away. The athletic swingman hit from the top of the key, made a layup off a steal by Kevin Sorensen, and a long trey from the wing at the halftime buzzer, igniting the DHS crowd.

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Davis trailed just 29-27 at the break, then moments into the third quarter, Tyler Sousa nailed a jump shot from the wing to even the game at 29-29.

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But Monterey Trail had an answer for what ended up being a 14-0 Devil run.

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MT\’s Stedman Saunders knocked down a trey and drove hard to the rim for a layup, giving the Mustangs a 38-31 advantage they would never relinquish.

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After Monterey Trail entered the fourth quarter ahead 45-36, Mohr\’s dagger 3-pointer reeled in the Mustangs at 45-39. Moments later, Brian Hensley gave DHS fans one last hope when his long-range trey cut the lead to 49-44 with 5:13 left in the game.

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But after that, Monterey Trail got hot and things got ugly for the Devils.

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Brandon Ogle knocked down three treys and a fastbreak layup to cap an 18-3 Mustang spurt that pushed the lead to 67-47.

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“We just ran out of gas in the second half,” Gonzalez said.

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With the loss, DHS inched closer to the 13-game slide of the 2007-08 squad.

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Davis gets its next chance to stop its skid when Franklin comes to town for a Wednesday outing. Tip-off for the DVC matchup is at 7 p.m. at the DHS gym.

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