mens basketball

Falcons Stretch Win Streak to Eight Games


Davis College (10-4)375087
Five Towns College (4-5)353671


The Falcons of Davis College played a tight first half with visiting Five Towns College Sound before pulling away in the second half, winning their 8th straight game, 87-71 on Wednesday.

The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) has both teams ranked in the latest Division II national coaches poll as the host Falcons are 14th in the country and the Sound are 20th. The visitors jumped out to a 11-4 early lead as Davis could not get going on the offensive end.

“Our starters came out a half a step slow in this one but I credit our bench for coming in and really setting the tone for the rest of the game. They flew around on the defensive end and were patient on offense and that got us going,” said coach Dan Rathmell.

The Falcons held a slight lead at the half by a score of 37-35 and the game continued to be close in the second half. Kyree Sawyer kept Five Towns in the game as he scored 17 of his game high 27 points in the second half but eventually the Falcons depth proved to be too much for the visitors to keep up with. Davis used a run in which Jackson Henri (Miami, FL) and Corban Usry (Statesville, NC) took over the game to put the Falcons up 11 with 5 minutes to go. During the run Henri had multiple plays where he gathered the defensive rebound and initiated a fastbreak score for himself or a teammate and Usry used his speed to blow past opponents for easy finishes.

Usry led the Falcons with 21 points on 9 of 15 shooting to go with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals on the night. Henri ended the night with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Davis bench outscored the Five Towns bench 31-0 and was led by AJ Holmes (Macon, Georgia) who had 8 points and Danila Belov (Moscow, Russia) who contributed 7 points and 7 rebounds.

The Falcons (10-4) put their 8 game win streak on the line as they head to the College of New Rochelle for a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match-up on Friday at 8:00 p.m. New Rochelle is 9-7 on the season and 3-0 in conference play.

Davis College
Pts: Corban Usry – 21
Reb: Jackson Henri – 8
Ast: Corban Usry – 4
Five Towns College
Pts: – Kyree Sawyer – 27
Reb: – Kyree Sawyer – 9
Ast: Corey Jacques – 5