After his performance in the first matchup between these two teams last month, and from looking at the statistics, Davis High knew it had to slow down Monterey Trail sharp-shooter Brandon Ogle on Friday.
What the Blue Devil boys didn’t plan for a was a red-hot shooting performance from the rest of the Mustang basketball squad.
MTHS hit 11-of-22 3-pointers — without Ogle making even one — on its way to a 67-44 victory over visiting DHS in a Delta Valley Conference game.
“Ogle was supposed to be their big 3-point shooter, he had made about 50 percent of their threes coming into the game,” Devil head coach Dan Gonzalez said. “We were trying to make the other kids beat us and they just did a great job.”
The Mustangs (17-7, 5-3) were feeling it from the start, taking a 21-11 lead over Davis (9-15, 2-6) after one period. The Blue Devils could not get closer than eight or nine points the rest of the way, though they also prevented MTHS from pulling away.
“We were only down 10 points in the third quarter,” Gonzalez said, “but they just kept making big shots. And our shooting woes continued, we missed quite a few open looks.”
DHS junior Tyler Sousa was the exception to that rule, as he made four 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 14 points.
“Tyler really did a good job on both ends of the floor,” Gonzalez said.
Tim Mohr had seven points for the Devils, Ilanko Nataraajan scored six and Graham McDaniel added five. Four points apiece from Bryce Thompson and Tyler DeLaughder, and two each from Kevin Sorensen and Elvis Bikoba rounded out Davis’ scoring.
Stedman Saunders had 19 points for the Mustangs and connect on five shots from beyond the arc.
DHS is back on the road Wednesday for a matchup against Franklin. The Wildcats are 20-5 overall and sit atop the DVC at 8-0.