DONS BASKETBALL 2013:
Dons lead the Orange Empire Conference in scoring, and is among the top five in three-points made.
The Dons’ basketball team runs and shoots a lot. That is part of the game plan. And they have been good at it.
“We are a fast paced basketball team,” guard Cammie Lewis said. “Anytime I get the ball I am looking for my teammates.”
The Dons rank second in the Orange Empire Conference in three-point percentage and in three-point shots made. The coaching staff credits a new practice regimen.
“All we do in practice is shoot, run and shoot some more,” said Rob Wakefield, volunteer assistant coach. “We’ve been really working on shooting.”
A dual-point-guard offense led by Lewis and Kevin Ramirez has the Dons leading the OEC in scoring, averaging 77.7 points per game. Lewis and Ramirez are averaging almost half of the Dons’ conference leading 15.1 assists per game. Riverside Community College is second in the category, averaging 14.9 assists per contest.
So far, the Dons are 8-2 when the team scores 80 or more points.
The Dons are stingy with turnovers, committing a conference low 13.6 per game. Limiting second half turnovers proved pivotal in a home win against L.A. Harbor Dec. 14, and a 15-point blowout of Cypress College Jan. 30.
Freshman Martin Kim, also primarily a playmaker, is the first man off the bench for Head Coach David Breig, scoring a team-leading 12.6 points in 18 minutes per game.
Kim and sophomore Chase Miller combine for an average of 12.2 three-point attempts
The undersized Dons are shooting 24.2 three-point field goals per contest.
After ending non-conference play with a 10-4 record, including a five-game-win-streak from Dec. 8 through Dec. 29, the Dons proceeded to lose four of the first six Orange Empire Conference games. Two of the four losses were by four points.
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