PHOTO: Senior Kobe Standefer goes for the layup in the second half.
By Annie Mitchell,
At the half, things looked great for the Devils.
The Davis High men’s basketball team led Sheldon, which is ranked No. 11 in California, 34-31 in the large gym on Feb. 15.
However, despite missing their 6’8″ powerhouse Marcus Bagley, the Huskies pulled away in the butt end of the game, to the delight of Sheldon’s pep band and cheerleaders who filled the stands and sidelines. Davis ended its season with this 79-57 defeat.
Davis had emerged victorious in a close 58-57 game against Monterey Trail two days earlier to stay alive in the first round of playoffs. According to junior Colin Yee, the team was pumped to continue playing.
LISTEN to junior Collin Yee reflect on the team’s win against Monterey Trail and speculate before the Sheldon game.
The net treated the Devils well in the first half, with senior Aidan Doms landing three-pointers and senior Kobe Standefer creating layups.
Despite the Sheldon fans attempts at loud distraction, the Devils made almost every free-throw they drew in the second half. Outside of free-throws, the hoop seemed to slyly sidestep Devil attempts as Sheldon only allowed 23 points while scoring 48 in the second half.
Though the loss ended the team’s season, it was the longest run men’s basketball has seen for decades.