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Prodigious scores normal for DHS JV boys

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January 11, 2011 |

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DIXON — It was veteran junior varsity boys basketball coach Bob Silva\’s 200th game — and his Davis High squad didn\’t let him down, posting a 70-52 victory over Dixon on Saturday night.

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Closing their preseason with a 13-4 record, the Blue Devils launched a second-half attack that pulled the locals from a precarious 29-23 halftime lead into a full-on blowout win.

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“We came back out (and) had impressive play from Brandon Strong, hit our threes, made shots as a team and simply worked through our approach with some adjustments on our defensive press to avoid breakaways,” Silva said afterwards.

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As always, Silva is quick to point out the contributions of his coaching staff and the mentoring of former University of Redlands Hall of Fame coach Gary Smith.

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“I can\’t say enough about coach Smith\’s contributions … what he\’s meant to the team and other coaches,” Silva added.

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The Dixon win came several nights after Davis ran Lodi out of its own gym, 91-67, on Wednesday.

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Fueled by a stifling full-court press, the Blue Devils opened a 10-0 lead in the win over the Flames, eventually increasing their command to 52-26 by halftime.

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“The passing on the offensive side created open looks for our three-point shooters,” Silva explained.

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“The defense created the offensive scoring opportunites,” Smith weighed in. “Davis players were anticipating the other team\’s passes, getting in their passing lanes, pressing close and creating turnovers.”

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Lodi finished the game with 28 turnovers. Davis, by contrast, had only 15.

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“The turnover spread stat is just as important as the shooting percentage and can frequently explain why a team having a lower shooting percentage still comes out on top,” Smith explained. “There (are) many different ways to play a basketball game.”

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In the Dixon game, although the Devils were slow to find their rhythm, Strong\’s back-to-back three-pointers jump started DHS\’ 25-point third period. Defensively, Connor Brehm was a local catalyst – especially when he took a Ram charge that led to a mini 8-0 Davis run.

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Davis had four players score in double digits against the Rams. Strong and Hayden Russell both had 16, Brehm canned 14 and Harrison Allen-Sutter contributed 12. Leading rebounders were Russell and Grant Dickerson with nine each while Brehm had four assists and Russell, Strong and Allen-Sutter had three dish-outs apiece.

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Leading by only six at halftime, Silva had what one player called “an inspiring discussion” with his players. The 25-5 third-period blitz was the result.

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Against Lodi, Silva called the dogs off in the final period.

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“We probably would have had a final score of over 100 if we had continued to stay with the full-court defense,” Smith said.

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Davis has been averaging 81 points over the last eight contests, which included a tournament victory at last month\’s Ram Jam in Dixon.

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The Flames, extinguished early by the fire-breathing Devils, built on their 27-13 first-quarter lead when a steal and fast break by Joe Murray resulted in a foul, free throws and a statement of continued dominance in the second period.

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On five straight possessions, Lodi turned the ball over in the third stanza.

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Russell led all scorers with 13 points, followed by Brehm and Tommy Slabaugh with 11 each. Dickerson and Matt Michael each added nine and Allen-Sutter and Daniel Bonetti contributed eight each. Allen-Sutter was the game\’s premiere rebounder with six and Russell had eight assists while Dickerson blocked four shots.

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Next up for Davis is a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday home game with Grant: a game that kicks off Delta Valley Conference play.

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Notes: Before the Dixon game, Silva promised the team — should they beat the Rams — that they would get a homemade dinner, compliments of the coaching staff. When asked if the plan was for pasta to carbo-load, Silva commented: “Nope, they already made up their minds. They want steak.” Silva didn\’t say whether he held the dinner promise over his kids\’ heads at halftime. “We wanted to come out and make a statement about our energy,” the coach said about his players\’ renewed second-half effort. “(Tell them) that we were asleep in the first half.”

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