College Hoops: DCCC torches nets for 133 points in blowout
Davidson County Community College beat the Limestone College junior varsity by 31 on Nov. 11.
What did they do as an encore Tuesday?
How about a 133-54 thrashing that was already out of hand at halftime with the Storm up 70-28. Every DCCC player that suited up scored at least five points, with eight of them scoring in double figures. Daniel Lawson had a team-high 18 points, Jonathan Curtis had 17, Torian Showers 14, with Robert Story, Jordan Robertson, Willie Bellamy and Brandon Brown all chipping in 12. Darius Rogers contributed 10.
“I do not know if we have ever had that,” said head coach Matt Ridge. “I do not care who you are playing, that is pretty good. We really shared the ball.”
The contest was actually tight with 11 minutes left in the first half as Davidson clung to a 21-19 lead over the Saints. Then a weather bulletin was sent out for the area surrounding Brinkley Gym and a torrential downpour followed.
Started on Rogers’ runner in the lane, the Storm set sail on a 29-3 run to lead 50-22. DCCC scored 22 of the points without an answer from the Saints.
Corey Brabham banked in a shot to bring a moment of calm to the Storm, before another batch of points rained down on them with Davidson topping off the one-sided first half with a 20-4 run.
“After the first five minutes our defensive intensity picked up and pressured the ball,” said Ridge. “We got offense off of our defense and this is the way we like to play.”
Davidson handed out 29 assists for the game and was led by point guard Ace Chalmers who had 13 of them. Sidelined by injury the last few games, the freshman distributed the ball with ease and added seven points of his own.
“Ace has been injured and he really made his teammates better,” Ridge said. “He penetrated the zone and kicked out for the 3. He really has great vision and is hard to guard because he can shoot it and drive it. He is going to make us better.”
DCCC (7-1) hit the century mark with 12:56 still to play. Curtis got room under the basket and converted the layup to make it a 100-38 game. Curtis tacked on an extra exclamation point, ramming home a slam on a rebound four minutes later.
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