College Hoops: DCCC nabs road win at Wytheville
Adam Jacobs logged only seven minutes in Saturday's Region X conference game at Wytheville Community College. Two of those minutes midway through the second half were a lifesaver.
The sophomore scored six straight points and had a big turnover, helping Davidson County Community College turn a deficit of five into a lead of two. They never trailed again, notching a critical 104-94 victory that keeps them in the race for a regular season title.
Davidson led by six at the half, but the Wildcats reeled off a 18-4 run to bury the Storm into an 8-point hole.
Still down five, Jacobs entered the game with other subs off the bench and delivered three straight baskets for the Storm. A Wytheville basket broke up the Jacobs run keeping them ahead 67-66, but Jacobs created a turnover that gave the Storm possession of the ball. On the play, Robert Story got the hoop and harm, making the free throw attempts to put the Storm up two. They took the next six points as well to cap a 15-2 surge.
“That was a critical point in the game because we subbed a lot of guys in that do not play a lot,” said Storm coach Matt Ridge. “They were able to tie it and then some of the other guys were able to expand on it to get us the lead. Adam went in and made the most of his time. He took advantage of an opportunity and hopefully we will continue to see his growth.”
The Wildcats continued to threaten the lead on their home floor, narrowing the gap to three with five minutes to go in the contest.
Davidson thwarted the challenge, getting a pair of 3-pointers from Ace Chalmers and Story to push the lead to nine. The Storm would steadily hold the lead to around nine points to the end.
“We are excited that we are 4-2, and with two games left if everything works out we could finish in a tie for first,” said Ridge.
Notes: Story tallied 22 points on the day while Daniel Lawson had 21, C.J. Woodberry 19 and Gerry Hairston 10 … D.J. Dowling had 25 points for the Wildcats … Wytheville outrebounded the Storm 58-27.