Monday, December 23, 2013

A Great Way to Enter the Break

This past week was a successful one for UC Davis men's basketball as members of the program experienced two victories in as many days.

On Saturday, the Aggies recorded an impressive 80-74 home victory, one that saw the team dominate the Air Force Falcons on each end of the court. Even though UC Davis trailed by four at the half, the team scored five of the final seven points scored before the break and continued its 15-4 scoring run throughout the initial minutes of the second half to take the lead for good.

Besides finishing with a 32-6 advantage in bench scoring, and recording all 15 fast break points earned by either team, UC Davis also scored 28 points off 15 Air Force turnovers to enter its holiday break on a positive note. 

Just over 24 hours later, another Aggie guided his team to victory, albeit from three time zones away. 

Responsible for his team's first 10 points, senior guard Isaiah Walton (a UC Davis NLI signee) scored Elyria High School's first 10 points, and finished with a team-high 29, to help the Pioneers capture a victory in their first appearance at the 10th-annual Steve Smith WQKT Holiday Hoops Classic at the College of Wooster.

By virtue of its 59-51 come-from-behind victory, Elyria handed Berlin Hiland its first loss of the season.

Click here to read the Tim Gebhardt's (The Chronicle-Telegram) recap of Elyria's latest victory and his take on Walton's performance.

- Eric Bankston, assistant athletics communications director, hopes everyone has an enjoyable holiday break with their family, friends and loved ones. 

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