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No. 15 Archers Capture 13th Straight Win
February 23, 2012
|Sophomore Ryun Davis followed up a 16-point effort against
Lewis & Clark with a 27-point performance versus the
Washington University JV team as the Archers claimed a
69-58 win, their 13th straight.
Fresh off an emotional win over Lewis and Clark Community College, complete with a ceremony to honor the team’s sophomores, Wednesday had real potential as a “trap” game for the St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team.
Playing a well-disciplined and technically sound Washington University junior varsity team, STLCC struggled early, falling in an 18-9 hole to open the game.
That prompted a quick timeout from head coach Randy Albrecht, which stemmed the Archers’ slide. The Archers climbed their way to a 34-29 halftime lead, before pulling away in the second half for a 69-58 victory.
“I was very concerned about this game,” Albrecht said. “Some of those kids are juniors who played against us their other two years, and they were good players then. They’re physical, they’re disciplined, they run their offense well and they’re just bigger and stronger.”
Sophomore forward Ryun Davis (McCluer North) provided most of the heavy lifting offensively. On a night when the Archers’ perimeter shooting and guard play struggled, Davis was at his best, finishing the night with a game-high 27 points.
The Archers’ recent string of games left some players looking a bit weary. For the first time this year, STLCC was without a single guard to register double-figures in scoring. But because of the efforts of Davis, who is the Archers’ leading scorer with 17 points per game, STLCC was able to secure its 13th consecutive win.
“This is our fourth game in eight days and we played a lot of guys for a lot of minutes. Sometimes those legs get weary,” Albrecht said. “But Ryun Davis put us on his back and took us home. He’s been money for us all year and that was key.”
The Archers, who are ranked No. 15 in the latest NJCAA Men’s Basketball Poll, will hit the road for their next two games, including a matchup with No. 13 Lincoln College on Feb. 29. They close out the regular season at home against Wentworth Community College on March 3. The contest tips off at 7:30 p.m.