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Blue Devils ballers hit the road tonight

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Enterprise staff writer

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Apparently it\’s almost like trying to board an alien spaceship when teams attempt to score against the Davis High boys and girls basketball teams.

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After the guys allowed but three baskets in a 42-28 Foundation Game victory over Vacaville on Monday,

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the Lady Blue Devils stopped Yuba City, 67-14, Tuesday on just two buckets.

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Tonight, each squad will discover if that force field works on the road as the DHS boys open the Gold Dust Tournament in El Dorado with an 8:30 p.m. matchup against Nevada Union and the Devil girls travel across Cache Creek to take on Woodland.

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“We work on it every day in practice,” Davis boys coach Dan Gonzalez says of his defense. “It helped carry us last year … we take pride in (denying) the ball.”

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In returning stalwarts Tim Mohr and Graham McDaniel, the Blue Devils have two players who make life miserable for opponents.

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Mohr\’s four blocks against the Bulldogs created a no-fly zone that forced Vacaville to shoot from farther and farther outside.

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McDaniel often draws the other team\’s point guard and, at one juncture on Monday, the \’Dogs failed to get the ball into the attack zone on five consecutive possessions.

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DHS\’ boys (15-12 in 2009-10) drew a Miner team today that is coming off an 11-15 mark. Nevada Union won its Foundation Game against Colfax, 57-55, on Monday.

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Tonight it finally counts in the books for both teams.

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The Lady Blue Devils, who forced the Honkers to shoot 2-for-31 from the field on Tuesday, while not allowing a basket until halfway through the third period, play Woodland for the first time since 2002.

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DHS beat the Wolves that year, 32-26. Since then , Woodland has fallen on hard times, winning only 45 games over the past nine seasons.

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Woodland was 5-18 a season ago and it dropped its Foundation Game to Florin this week, 48-26.

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Devil girls coach Jeff Christian says he\’s delighted with what he\’s seen in his team thus far.

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Chemistry, unselfish play, good rotation, hitting boards hard … it\’s all there through the Foundation win over Vacaville (56-54 on Monday) and the smoke job against visiting Yuba City.

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Senior sisters Khaliya and Malika Wilkins have been brilliant and a young supporting crew featuring sophomore swingman Ashleigh Vandenbrink (12 points and eight board against the Honkers) is getting plenty of experience early.

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Gametime for the game at Woodland is 7 p.m. The Davis girls are coming off an 8-19 campaign.

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