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Devil boys open tournament with a win

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December 2, 2010 |

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SHINGLE SPRINGS — In the official opener of the Davis High boys basketball season, the Blue Devils fell back on their vaunted pressure defense to sculpture a 49-45 victory over Nevada Union in the first round of the Gold Dust Tournament on Thursday.

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Playing at Placer High, Bryce Thompson paced DHS with 12 points, Tim Mohr added 11 and junior

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shooting guard Bryan Hensley canned 10. But it was again the DHS defense to the rescue.

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While carving out a 20-16 halftime lead, Devil head coach Dan Gonzalez felt Miner guard Colin Lee was heating up. With 10 of his team\’s 16, the 6-foot-4 Lee definitely did need some cooling off.

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Enter Tim Mohr …

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“Tim did a great job in the second half on Lee … held him to seven points (and we) came back,” Gonzalez said.

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At the end of three periods, Nevada Union (0-1) actually led 33-31. But the Davis door closed on the Miners over the final eight minutes.

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“It was another good defensive game on our part. We held them to only eight baskets,” Gonzalez explained. “But we probably fouled a little too much.”

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Gonzalez said Hensley\’s energy was a welcome addition, not to mention his two, key 3-pointers.

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Sophomore forward Kevin Sorensen also drew the 11th-year coach\’s praise:

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“He had good composure. For a sophomore, sometimes you just don\’t know yet what you have. Kevin was solid.”

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Sorensen tallied five points and grabbed a handful of important rebounds.

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Rounding out the locals\’ scoring were senior guard Graham McDaniel with six, Elvis Bikoba with three and Tyler Sousa with two.

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DHS next plays today at 8:30 p.m. versus Colfax, a 50-39 winner over Ponderosa on Thursday. The Blue Devils also change venues with tonight\’s game at El Dorado High in Placerville.

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