Friday, August 29, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Second time around, Wood solves Davis boys

DHS’ Brent Bloomfield takes the ball down the court on Tuesday in the Blue Devils’ 98-88 loss to Will C. Wood at the DHS gym. Bloomfield scored eight point but the hot-shooting Wildcats were too much for Davis. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

By
From page B1 | December 19, 2012 |

Three days after surviving a sloppy game to beat Will C. Wood in the Les Curry Invitational, the Davis High boys weren’t so lucky on Tuesday as the Wildcats prevailed, 98-88, in the quick-turnaround rematch.

“We wanted to be a little more patient,” Wood coach Mark Wudel said after watching his team shoot 68 percent on the night. “Teams get caught up in (the Blue Devils’ pace), and we did last game (a 79-76 DHS win). It was like ‘Hey, let’s fast break! We’re going to get a layup! Oh hey … we didn’t get there.’ ”

With the Wildcats holding the Devils to a season-low 33 attempts from 3-point range, Davis played right into Wudel’s strategy by hitting only seven of those tries. DHS shot 39 percent (33-for-83) overall.

Meanwhile, Wood was going a wicked 37-for-54 from the floor, outrebounding its host, 36-30, and taking relatively good care of the ball (only 14 turnovers).

The Blue Devils (7-4) broke on top 4-0 and led again at 13-12 when Ben Crook and Kevin Sorensen hit back-to-back, first-period baskets.

But things slipped away from there.

On the perimeter, the ’Cats were badgering the Devils and forced them into a 3-for-19 first half from beyond the arc.

A couple of sequences in which Lejon Sewell and Khalid Harrison each tallied five straight points were augmented by a handful of Davis Wade free throws to give Wood a 52-34 lead with 40 seconds left in the half.

It could have been worse, but DHS swingman Hayden Duer drilled a trey and guard Hayden Russell and center Sorensen scored late buckets (Russell’s nice drive coming off a Sorensen feed), making the deficit 54-39 at intermission.

Open in the left corner, Duer opened the third period with another 3-pointer (off a Russell dish), but it didn’t phase the Wildcats, who went on an 8-0 run, then a 5-0 spurt to take their advantage to 23 points on two different occasions.

The Blue Devils — sparked late by Russell and Sorensen — closed to within 10 points, but could get no closer as the rally was too little, too late.

Russell finished with 22 points, five assists and three rebounds. Sorensen was his school’s leading rebounder (with six) and his four, final-period baskets rounded out a 16-point performance.

Grant Dickerson was a pain for Wood on defense as his seven steals were a game high. Dickerson also had two blocked shots, three assists and five rebounds.

Sewell paced the Wildcats (5-5) with 21 points on a perfect night offensively. The guard was 5-for-5 at the charity stripe and hit all eight of his floor attempts.

Six-foot-7 Wood center Cameron Moore pulled down 11 boards, blocked two shots, helped teammates on three baskets and scored 20 (10-of-15 shooting).

“I didn’t think we had much energy for most of the game,” DHS coach Dan Gonzalez told The Enterprise. “We were clearly the better team in that fourth quarter … but we can’t wait for that to happen. It was awfully quiet at the gym.”

An estimated “crowd” of 100 attended — without cheerleaders, pep band and struggling to be heard in the cavernous North Gym.

“But give (Wood) credit,” Gonzalez continued. “They took it to us and solved our press pretty good.”

For the fourth straight game (in which Davis went 2-2), the run-and-gun Devil style has hit some potholes.

Allowing a team to hit 68 percent of its shots and getting only 33 trey attempts will get some tweaking from the DHS coaches.

“We didn’t have the rotations right,” Gonzalez added. “That’s on me. The kids are doing what we’re asking of them. We probably have to look at more film and make adjustments.

“We ended on a more positive note, if there’s anything to be taken from this game.”

Notes: Those adjustments will have to come quickly. The Blue Devils are off to Salinas to meet Everett Alvarez in the Scattini Tournament. The Eagles are 6-0. The game is at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Palma High. … Speaking of Palma, the Chieftains are 4-1 and beat Colfax, 71-24, in the Pacific Grove Invitational. Colfax won last weekend’s Les Curry tourney — beating DHS, 74-61, along the way. … Davis and Wood are frequent foes. In the past 10 seasons, the two schools have played 16 times — the Wildcats winning 11. … Wood hit 24-of-26 free throws as well on Tuesday.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8047.

Comments

comments

Bruce Gallaudet

  • Recent Posts

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

  • .

    News

    Davis Innovation Center team fields questions

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Saving Putah Creek: a quiet concert at sunset

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Mr. Dolcini goes to Washington

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Winton to be feted for her many years of community work

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Researchers solve mystery of Death Valley’s moving rocks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    California extends review of $25B delta plan

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Forum explores local mental health services

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Solar-cooking workshop set at Food Co-op

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Celebrate the Senior Center at Sept. 9 luncheon

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Equestrian eventing competition slated

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Dinner, auction benefit Yolo County CASA

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Kids can sign up for a library card and get a free book

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Explorit Science Center: Volunteers supercharge summer camp

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Tee off for Davis’ continued prosperity

    By Lily Holmes | From Page: A4

     
     
    Bodega Marine Laboratory hosts open house

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

    Local group charts a year’s worth of beauty in flowers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Free blood pressure screenings offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Name Droppers: UCD honors two of its own

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

     
    Books, conversation and poetry at Logos

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    .

    Forum

    Let’s sell the MRAP on eBay

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: C2

     
    Seeing both sides of ‘tank’

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: C2

    What if we need MRAP?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: C2

     
    How could tank be helpful?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: C2

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: C2

    Don’t sentence our police to death

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: C2, 1 Comment

     
    Will Davis see river water?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: C2

    Travel buddy is getting too fat

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    .

    Sports

    Forget the score; focus on the energy brought by Aggies

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    Returning seniors, new faces lead promising DHS links squad

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devil golfers return from Scotland with smiles on their faces

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Devils scrimmage with Sac

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    UCD-Stanford: the clock is down to counting the minutes

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    Sports briefs: DHS girls fall by the slimmest of net margins

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B6 | Gallery

    Wire briefs: Aces cruise past Cats at Raley

    By Wire and staff reports | From Page: B6

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘The November Man’: Who can be trusted?

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    B Street’s ‘The Ladies Foursome’ is aces

    By Bev Sykes | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    .

    Business

    Technology makes a great car better

    By Ali Arsham | From Page: C1 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Margarita Elizondo

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Elaine Dracia Greenberg

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics