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Archers’ Winning Streak Reaches Double Digits

February 16, 2012

Darryn Anderson glides past a Logan defender.  
Darryn Anderson soars past a Logan defender for two
points in the Archers' 88-62 win Feb. 15.

When the St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team began the 2012 calendar year, it was just four games over .500 and looking to gain traction heading into the season’s midpoint.

The Archers have been on a tear ever since, having won 10 consecutive games and guaranteeing themselves of yet another winning season. Wednesday’s 88-62 win over Logan College of Chiropractic was just the latest installment of a team playing with a considerable amount of momentum.

The Archers opened Wednesday’s game at a sluggish pace, as they struggled to shut down an experienced Logan team by employing a zone defense early on. However, the Llamas were unable to contain the Archers offensively, as sophomore forward Ryun Davis (McCluer North) finished with 19 points in 21 minutes. Davis also established a season-high with 15 rebounds, including six offensive boards. Sophomore guard Toraino Hellems (Oakville) added 18 points on nine-of-13 shooting from the floor.

Head coach Randy Albrecht reserved his highest praise of the day to sophomore guard Clyde Jeffers (Ladue), who came off the bench to score 19 points, grab five rebounds and collect a team-high three steals.

Ryun Davis muscles through the Logan defense.  
Ryun Davis muscles past a Logan defender in
STLCC's convincing win Feb. 15. Davis had 19
points in 21 minutes of action.

“We’re still trying to find some help off the bench, and in the last two games, I thought Clyde, to get back and get his sea legs, gave us a good effort off the bench,” Albrecht said. “We have to get some production from a lot of different people.”

With Jeffers, Hellems and Davis providing the bulk of the production Wednesday, there wasn’t much left to spread out over the rest of the roster. Freshman forward Charley Mueller (Lindbergh) finished with eight points off the bench, followed by sophomore guards Harvey Mills (Henrico, Va.) and Darryn Anderson (Hazelwood Central), and sophomore forward Kyle Rice (Kirkwood), all with six points each.

The Archers continue what will be a string of four consecutive home games this week. Next up is North Central College at 3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 18). The Archers won the only other meeting between the two teams this year, 89-72, on Jan. 21.