College Hoops: Davidson erupts in second half to silence Force, 114-66
Southside Virginia was a “Force” to be reckoned with Saturday afternoon for one half. That was before a “Storm” moved in and blew them clear out of Brinkley Gym.
Davidson County Community College unleashed a violent attack on the Force, outscoring them 65-30 second half for a 114-66 nonconference victory. Five players placed in double-figures for Davidson who was led by Gerry Hairston's 26 points. Robert Story was one behind with 25 points, while Darius Howell (17), Daniel Lawson (15) and Trey Smith (12) added solid efforts.
Southside Virginia – a team that played DCCC foe Sandhills Community College tight earlier this season – had the Storm down 10-4. Davidson used a nice run of its own to go up 17-12, but the Force saw Tevin Holloway score on three consecutive 3-pointers to make it 21-17.
Tied up at 25, Davidson grabbed the lead and never let it go. Howell sliced the lane and dished to Hairston for the layup. After a pair of free throws, Howell scooped a shot in the bucket and Ace Chalmers got a steal and layup. DCCC was up eight and would lead by 13 at the half.
A 16-3 spurt to begin the second half put the game out of reach three minutes in.
Davidson hit the century mark for the 11th time this season with seven minutes to go. Howell lined up a 3 on the wing and swished it through, giving the Storm a lead of 100-62.
DCCC dished out 25 assists on 41 made field goals and held a 45-8 advantage on points off turnovers.
The Storm has another nonconference game slated for tonight at 7 p.m. when Thomasville Prep pays a visit.