The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


March 13, 2014

Saints Zoned Out


“We should have had a chip on our shoulders and play with a little edge to prove that we belong here. I didn’t see that from our guys.”

Davenport, which bounced back to shoot 70 percent in the second half, was led by forward Dominez Burnett’s 28 points and eight rebounds.

The only consolation for the Saints is they will return next season virtually intact, losing only one senior, DeAndre Lowery.

“We need to get a lot better,” Drake said. “Hopefully, ending with something like this, everybody will take a hard look in the mirror and say, ‘There are some things I can do to get better.’ It starts with me and hopefully will trickle down throughout our program.”

Overton said: “As soon as we get back home, we’re going to get right back at it. We’ve got to do what we got to do. I’m sure we’ll be back here next year.”


ASHFORD (23-10) — Anthony Woods 4-12 0-2 11, Thaddeus Perry 0-1 2-2 2, DeAndre Lowery 4-13 0-0 9, Josh Little 0-1 2-2 2, Damon Overton 4-12 7-8 15, Jordan Flowers 0-0 0-0 0, Tevin Harris 1-5 0-1 2, Tim Huber 2-4 1-1 5, Nick Wood 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-48 12-16 46.

DAVENPORT (28-6) — Dominez Burnett 10-13 6-7 28, Kevin Rich 0-4 0-0 0, DeArmond Davis 3-9 0-0 6, Braima Hai 0-0 0-0 0, JaVontae Ford 5-10 8-819, Dawid Czerniawski 0-1 0-0 0, Mike Betcher 2-4 0-0 4, Brendan Cooper 1-2 0-0 2, Jon Prins 0-0 0-0 0, John McCloud 1-1 0-0 2, Nick Gamble 1-3 0-0 2, Cameron Burns 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-47 14-15 63.

Halftime — Davenport 29, Ashford 21. 3-point goals — Ashford 4-25 (Woods 3-9, Lowery 1-8, Harris 0-3, Overton 0-5); Davenport 3-10 (Burnett 2-2, Ford 1-4, Gamble 0-1, Rich 0-3). Total fouls — Ashford 13, Davenport 19. Fouled out — None. Rebounds — Ashford 24 (Woods 4, Perry 4); Davenport 35 (Burnett 8, Ford 7). Assists — Ashford 1 (Lowery); Davenport 5 (Davis). Blocked shots — Davenport 3 (Davis 2). Steals — Ashford 6 (Overton 2, Huber 2); Davenport 5 (Burnett 2). Turnovers — Ashford 12, Davenport 5.

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