Wednesday, April 23, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

DHS boys make adjustments in DVC win

By
From page B1 | January 10, 2013 | Leave Comment

ELK GROVE — The Davis High boys got a reminder on Wednesday: There’s nonleague hoops — where the Blue Devils averaged 90.4 points a game to go 9-6 — and then there’s Delta Valley Conference basketball.

DHS’ high-scoring attack was held 28 points below its average in its DVC opener at Elk Grove, but made every one count in a 62-56 victory over the Thundering Herd.

With the hosts knowing exactly what to expect from the Devils, the first quarter featured a slow pace, and ended with EGHS ahead 17-8.

“They came out strong. I knew they were going to try to throw off our pace and they did a good job of controlling the tempo,” Davis coach Dan Gonzalez told The Enterprise. “When we trapped, they didn’t even try to score, they were happy just taking time off the clock. It just seemed like we didn’t get a lot of shots off in that first quarter.”

But just as the Herd was prepared for the Blue Devils, Gonzalez and Company were ready with the correct adjustments. A slight tweak to the timing of their traps, had the locals playing Devil basketball in winning the second period, 20-6. In fact, after coughing up that first quarter hairball, DHS scored 42 points over the next two and turned a nine-point deficit into a 50-46 lead by the start of the fourth.

“At the end of the first half and in the second half, we started to cause a lot of turnovers and that helped our offense,” Gonzalez said.

It also helped that Grant Dickerson was a beast inside, pouring in 17 points to match his second-highest total of the season. And even though leading scorer Hayden Russell had just 10 points, he tallied eight of those in the third period to carry DHS.

Kevin Sorensen added nine points, while Brandon Strong had eight for the Blue Devils, who improved to 10-6 overall with their first DVC win.

Elk Grove (10-7, 0-1) was paced by Hasani Reese’s 11 points and got just 10 from Danny Goldman, a sharpshooter that Gonzalez said his guys did a good job defending.

“As a team, we learned a good lesson. Elk Grove is a tough place to play but we found a way to get it done,” Gonzalez said. “It’s tough because we know that a lot of teams are going to try to (slow us down), but we are going to keep playing our game. (Wednesday) was typical Delta Valley Conference play, teams are looking at a lot of film and trying to take you out of your game.”

Tommy Slabaugh’s five points, Matt Michael’s three and two apiece from C.K. Hicks, Ben Crook, Hayden Duer, Logan Davis and Dan Bonetti completed the scoring for Davis, which will be at home against Grant on Friday at 7 p.m.

Enterprise staff

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

New mosaic mural reflects Peña family history

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
UC Davis biodigester hungers for food scraps, belches out electricity

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Fire damages Woodland home

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

 
Davis Arts Center: See ceramics, join the Big Day of Giving

By Erie Vitiello | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Register to vote by May 19

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Birch Lane sells garden plants, veggies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Team Blend hosts fundraiser for Nicaragua project

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A3

 
Sign up for enviro organizations during Earth Week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Davis businesswoman presides over conference

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Bible fun featured at Parents’ Night Out

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

UCD to host premiere of autism documentary

By Cory Golden | From Page: A4

 
400 bikes go up for bids at UCD auction

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Fire crews gather for joint training

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
UFC hears from two local historians

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Church hosts discussion of mental health needs, services

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Sunder hosts campaign event for kids

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Fundraiser benefits Oakley campaign

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Odd Fellows host culinary benefit for nonprofit

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Train to become a weather spotter

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Fly Fishers talk to focus on healthy streams, rivers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Learn survival skills at Cache Creek Preserve

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Veterans, internees may receive overdue diplomas

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

UCD professor to talk about new book

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Slow Food tour showcases area’s young farmers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

.

Forum

Will anyone notice?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
My votes reflect city values

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

I support Sunder for board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
A plea on the Bard’s birthday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Sharing fire services has been a success

By Our View | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

.

Sports

Seniors send Blue Devil girls past Broncos in a lacrosse rout

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Davis gets to Grant ace and rolls in DVC crucial

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Walchli is under par in another Devil victory

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
DHS/Franklin I goes to the Blue Devil softballers

By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS thunders back to win an epic DVC volleyball match

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
 
Sharks go up 3-0 with OT win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

Baseball roundup: Rangers rally to beat A’s in the ninth

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

Field to fork: El Macero’s chef offers spring tastes

By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

Biscuits ‘n Honey will play at winery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
 
Five Three Oh! featured at April Performers’ Circle

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Celebrate spring at I-House on Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Music, wine flow at Fourth Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Catharine ‘Kay’ Lathrop

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6