The Davis High junior varsity boys basketball team provided a glimpse of what coach Bob Silva hopes will be another successful season by going 2-1 at the El Dorado Tournament over the weekend.
The Blue Devils opened with 71-60 victory Thursday against Amador.
DHS’ Drew Gnos, who was awarded runner-up for team tournament MVP honors, led the effort in that contest with 17 points, including a 9-for-10 performance at the charity stripe. Ryan Kreidler finished with 11 points and Kevin Austin scored nine, as did Glen Welch, who added four assists. Jerid Roberson contributed eight points, four steals and five rebounds, while Nate Curtis had five boards and Bailey Yarrow poured in seven points for the locals.
As a team, Davis shot 47 percent from the field, including 48 percent from 3-point range, and had 17 assists.
In the Friday game, the Devils conceded a tough 51-65 decision to Ponderosa despite a game-high 13 points from Liam Neville, who nailed to two treys.
Welch made a trio of his own 3-pointers, to finish with 11 points, and Austin contributed nine points and four assists. Kreidler added four points and five rebounds and Dylan Klein had four points, but DHS shot just 30 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers to go with only with nine assists.
The Blue Devils bounced back on Saturday to hand host El Dorado an 88-58 defeat.
Welch, the team’s tournament MVP, posted a stunning 36-point performance, which included making 8-of-12 from behind the arc and adding four steals and five rebounds. Gnos and Yarrow both contributed eight points, four steals and five assists. Roberson helped control the glass with seven rebounds and nine points.
Also in the finale, Andrew Bolich knocked down seven points and Kreidler had five assists and four rebounds, Curtis and Carl Burton-Hill both added six points and Luke Figueroa contributed impressive defense. Overall, DHS had an impressive 25 assists with only 10 turnovers.