By Sherlyn Garcia; Photos by Manpreet Kaur,
When one can hear the ‘I Believe That We Will Win’ chant, there is bound to be a game going on at Davis High. Such was the case on Jan. 18, whe the DHS men’s basketball team beat Cosumnes Oaks 70-57 for their Break the Record Night “white out” game.
Hours earlier, the women’s team lost 34-42 to Cosumnes Oaks, despite leading 23- 17 at halftime.
Fans and supporters flooded through the doors at 5:30 p.m. for the women’s game and 7 p.m. for the men’s, making the stands as packed and crowded as ever.
Senior Jazmin Roberts, one of the four team managers for the men’s squad feels that the team succeeded with their own goals.
“I think the game went super well. Having such a big crowd most likely made them want to win even more. When the crowd would get hyped, they would get hyped,” Roberts said.
A sea of students dressed in white participated in silent night– where fans do not cheer until the Devils score 7 points.
The beginning of the game was as quiet as a library, but once the team surpassed 7 points, the crowd went wild. Releasing their chants and cheers brought up the energy for men’s team.
DHS scored more points than Cosumnes Oaks every quarter. Having beat them earlier this season, the Davis basketball group knew what it needed to do.
“I feel like we just changed our game plan and I think we executed it really well. Defense also helped, there was a lot of communication which always helps,” junior Collin Yee said.
Overall, the team did as it hoped. The last time DHS played against Cosumnes Oaks, they beat them by 4 points; this time, they won by 13 points.
Senior Isabel Herrera Perez found the game exciting and eventful. “I don’t know much about basketball, but I for sure saw the team working together and making really good plays as a whole,” Perez said.