The turkey is gone and the stuffing and mashed potatoes have been consumed; it is time to get back to the business of basketball for the De Anza Dons. Coming off a 1-2 start to the season and the Thanksgiving break the De Anza College Men’s Basketball team plays three games between November 28 and December 2.
The Dons began the season with two losses in the Las Positas College Tournament. In both games, the Dons had the lead at half time and into the second half but could not close the deal. De Anza got its first win of the season at Skyline College, where they dominated the Trojans, tallying a final score of 63-46.
Over the first three games, the Dons have been led in scoring by freshman point guard Dawson Johnson (Castro Valley HS), who has averaged 17 points per game. He also leads the team in assists, is tied for second in rebounding, and a 43% three point shooter. Sophomore guard/wing George Henderson (Emory HS) is third on the team in scoring at 8.7 ppg and leads the team in rebounding. Strong interior play by both Abu Tratter (St. Francis HS) and Shaquille Gilbert (Aquinas HS) was key in the Dons’ victory over the Trojans.
The Dons continue to be road warriors as they travel to sister-school Foothill College on Wednesday November 28, at 7 pm. De Anza continues on the road with a two-game shootout, at Cabrillo College, Saturday December 1 at 5 pm, versus Butte College and close on Sunday, at 3 pm, versus Sierra College.
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