Friday, April 17, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Devil ballers have a full roster

By
November 17, 2010 |

Enterprise staff writer

\n

When Jeff Christian showed up at The Cage a couple of weeks ago, he must have rubbed his eyes in disbelief.

\n

Their stood enough female basketball players to fill a complete, deep, seemingly talented roster.

\n

Wow. This coming after his Davis High girls — sporting eight healthy players at the end of last season — limped through an 8-19 campaign, finishing only 4-8 in a competitive Delta Valley Conference.

\n

While it\’s far too early in practice to tell where the Blue Devils stand for the new year, it\’s interesting to note who made the roster and how the 2010-11 schedule shakes out.

\n

Sporting a 16-girl roster — which includes two freshmen — Christian greets seven returning players.

\n

Senior twins Malika and Khaliya Wilkins are back after pacing DHS in almost every statistical category. Forwards Lisa Robison, Brooke Darrah and Lauren Blackwell also return, as do guards Sarah Sadler and Ali Campos.

\n

Experience from a solid junior varsity team should add much-needed firepower to an offense that struggled mightily in 2009-10.

\n

Junior center Ali Roberson, at 5-foot-10 the tallest Devil, should see time inside, while guards Jean Parrella and Chrysten Santos join the pack.

\n

Ashleigh Vandenbrink, a 5-9 sophomore forward, and Sara Sousa, a 5-8 junior forward, mean fresh legs when defense is at a premium late in games. Harper freshman Capriana Christian will also get her shot on the frontline and ninth-grader Jordan Banwarth is a keeper from Emerson. She\’ll see action at guard, along with 5-7 junior Tiffany Ho.

\n

And there\’s additional help for the Blue Devils, in the form of a kinder, gentler schedule.

\n

Not scheduled for the first time in three years is the country\’s No. 3 team, St. Mary\’s of Stockton. Gone to other leagues are perennial section contender Kennedy and always solid Valley.

\n

Add Rosemont, Woodland, Yuba City and the Napa Tournament to the first month of season.

\n

Grant (7-21 in 2009-10) replaces the Cougars (30-5 and Sac-Joaquin Section winners in two of the past three seasons). Valley (19-10) leaves for D-II pastures and the DVC gets Monterey Trail (13-14) instead.

\n

Whew. Everything is looking up, huh?

\n

DHS varsity and JV squads will conduct a four-hour scrimmage at Wood on Saturday before participating in the Nov. 27 Alumni Day, a series of girls and boys games against former Blue Devil players.

\n

Davis plays a Nov. 29 Foundation Game at home against Vacaville, then gets real the following night as Yuba City comes to town. The locals renew their rivalry with Woodland at the Wolves\’ den on Dec. 2.

\n

The Speck Tournament is conducted Dec. 9-11 before Armijo (Dec. 14), the Napa tourney (Dec. 16-18), Napa (Dec. 21) and Wood (Dec. 22) lead into the Dixon Tournament on Dec. 27-29.

\n

The Devils travel to Sacramento for a Jan. 6 game with St. Francis and head out to Rosemont on Jan. 8, before settling into league play with Grant on the road on Jan. 11.

\n

The Troubadours, Armijo, Vacaville and Napa all beat DHS last season, so the locals should get a real reading on where they stand coming into DVC play and that opener against the Pacers.

\n

Notes: There will be a couple DHS players who have basketball upbringing. Sara Sousa is the daughter of Blue Devil boys varsity assistant George Sousa and Capriana Christian is Lady Blue Devil mentor Jeff\’s girl. … Coach Christian will be assisted by new school history teacher Hilary Brittan, who once played at Vintage High. Brittan is an Oregon State graduate. The junior varsity gets Karen Foster as its new head coach (replacing veteran David DeLeon) and Kalcya Seabrook managing the freshman. Foster and Seabrook will be each other\’s assistants.

\n

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at [email protected] or (530) 747-8056. Comment on this story at www.davisenterprise.com

\n

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Psychedelic rock posters recall 1960s concerts

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    UCD study: Crickets not enough to feed the world just yet

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A1

    It’ll be a perfect day for a picnic — and lots more

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Turning a mess into olive oil success

    By Dave Jones | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    UCD expands emergency notification service

    By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A2

     
    California vaccine bill stalls; will come back next week

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Bob Dunning: Chasing criminals and water-wasters

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

    Enjoy a chemistry bang on Picnic Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Start your Picnic Day with pancakes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Local students to perform at fundraising concert

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    CA House hosts crepe breakfast

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Doxie Derby crowns the winning wiener

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Fundraiser benefits Ugandan women

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    See pups at Picnic Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    Davis poet will read his work at library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Free blood pressure screenings offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4Comments are off for this post

     
    Rotary Club hosts whisky tasting

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Ribs and Rotary benefits local charities

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Dodd plans fundraising barbecue in Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Soroptimists set date for golf tourney

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Socks collected for homeless veterans

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Council will present environmental awards Tuesday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Invention and upcycling to be honored at Square Tomatoes Fair

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Take a peek at Putah Creek on daylong tour

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Pence Gallery Garden Tour tickets on sale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    UC Davis Circle K Club wins awards at district convention

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Davis authors featured at writing conference in Stockton

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Sign up soon for Davis history tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    Campus firearms bill passes Senate committee

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Emerson featured at photography program

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Portuguese influence in Yolo County detailed

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Concert and dance party celebrate KDRT’s 10 years on the air

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Survival skills to be taught at preserve

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    .

    Forum

    The new one puts her foot down

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A8

    It’s time to fight for California’s jobs

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Future leaders give back

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    Know where your gift is going

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

    Pipeline veto a good move

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    Artists offer heartfelt thanks

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

    .

    Sports

    DHS boys drop another Delta League match

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie women ready to host (win?) Big West golf tourney

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    New strength coach hopes to stem UCD football injury tide

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Herd has too much for Devil softballers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Les, AD Gould talk about the Aggie coach’s future

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    UCD roundup: Quintet of Aggie gymnasts honored for academics

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    River Cats fall to Las Vegas

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

     
    Diamondbacks defeat Giants in 12 innings

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B12 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    DSF kicks off 10th anniversary celebration at the carousel

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

     
    Many summer enrichment opportunities available for students

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

     
    What’s happening

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: B5

    .

    Arts

    ‘True Story:’ In their dreams

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    ‘Once’ an unforgetable celebration of music, relationships

    By Bev Sykes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    Honda shows off new Civic at New York show

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Ruth Rodenbeck Stumpf

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Robert Leigh Cordrey

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, April 17, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B10