Monday, July 04, 2022
Boys Basketball: Spring Creek Cruises Past Douglas Byrd (PHOTO GALLERY)

Boys Basketball: Spring Creek Cruises Past Douglas Byrd (PHOTO GALLERY)

Spring Creek opened its game against Douglas Byrd with a 10-0 run, and the Gators never looked back during their 50-22 non-conference victory on Monday evening.

With the win, the Gators have now won four games in a row.

“I thought we played defensively, and we’ve played well defensively all the whole year,” Spring Creek head coach Jeff Davis said. “We’re not turning the ball over, and we’re playing defense, and that’ll keep you in a lot of ball games.”

Deyjhon Leonard got things started for the Gators. The junior scored nine of his team-high 14 points during in first quarter by slicing through the teeth of the Eagles’ defense.

“Douglas Byrd wasn’t helping, so Deyjhon drove in and scored,” Davis said. “He’s very talented, obviously, and we kind of play off of his energy.”

The Gators led 17-4 at the end of the first quarter, and they had no issues extending their lead in the second quarter.

Spring Creek took a 23-5 lead on Calvin Alphin’s three-pointer. Douglas Byrd had no answers, and the Gators used a 7-3 run to take a 30-8 lead at halftime.

“I thought everybody played hard, and they’re a pleasure to coach,” Davis said.

Spring Creek continued its strong play in the third quarter and held a 43-15 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

With the game well in hand, Davis was able to get some much-needed minutes for his bench as the Gators cruised to the win.

Alphin finished the game with six points, Robert Strickland also contributed six points, while Jamill Burrell scored 12 points

“We’d love to 5-0, but we’re pretty happy to be 4-1,” Davis said.

The Gators (4-1 overall) entertain Jones Senior (2-1) tonight.

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