The David City boys basketball team didn’t waste any time taking advantage of an outgunned Sandy Creek team on Saturday night on the Cougars’ home floor.

“We got off to a slow start but quickly started taking better care of the ball and getting good looks to end the first quarter up 23-9,” said David City coach Cole Carraher.

The Scouts were down 7-2 in the first 3 minutes, but they bolted back.

“We knew going in that Sandy Creek started three freshmen and had trouble handling pressure, and I thought we did a great job taking advantage of that with our press and turning steals into easy points,” Carraher said. “I thought Luis Salazar played great on both ends of the floor, and he and Colin Vandenberg especially made things difficult for them being up top in our press, combining for ten steals. Will Danielson was awesome for us for the second game in a row.”

Danielson scored 22 points and had nine rebounds, and “his leadership on the court really made a difference also,” the coach said.

The Scouts regrouped and the Cougars weren’t able to counter.

“Overall, I was pleased with our effort both physically and mentally. We ran the floor well and after turning the ball over three times in the first three minutes, we only had two turnovers the rest of the game,” Carraher said.

December 2 at Sandy Creek

David City (1-1) 23 12 19 6 – 60

Sandy Creek (0-3) 9 4 0 2 – 15

Scoring – DC: Behrns 6, Danielson 22, Kirby 4, Navrkal 3, Ruth 4, Salazar 14, Seibert 2, Vandenberg 5.

SC: Janda 7, Wilson 4, Anderson 4.

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