Eyassu Worku sparks UC Irvine men’s basketball’s comeback victory over Montana

  • UC Irvine’s Eyassu Worku drives versus Montana during a guys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Spencer Rivers fires versus Montana throughout a males basketball video game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine instructor Russell Turner during a mens basketball game against Montana Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine gamers Eyassu Worku, left, and also Evan Leonard put the pressure on a Montana gamer throughout a guys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Max Hazzard passes the ball against Montana during a mens basketball video game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner talks with Robert Cartwight while betting Montana throughout a guys basketball video game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Eyassu Worku drives versus Montana throughout a mens basketball video game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine beach ball player Idara Akpakpa sing the National Anthem throughout a guys basketball video game versus Montana Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine cheerleaders execute during a guys basketball game against Montana Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner during a video game against Montana Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Max Hazzard dribbles against Montana during a guys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s John Edgar Jr. drives versus Montana throughout a guys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine gamers, Eyassu Worku, 24, as well as Jonathan Galloway, 5, speak to each various other in a video game against Montana Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Jonathan Galloway reaches for a rebound against Montana throughout a guys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner talks with his team while playing against Montana Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Max Hazzard steals the ball against Montana during a guys basketball video game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Max Hazzard makes a layup after stealing the round from Montana during a guys basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Jonathan Galloway during a video game against Montana Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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  • UC Irvine’s Tommy Rutherford gets a rebound against Montana throughout a guys basketball video game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at UCI.
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The schedule might say it’s December, however UC Irvine and Montana on Saturday evening played as if it was March as well as the postseason depended upon the result.

The Anteaters surely wish it’s a harbinger of great things ahead. Trailing by a factor with 3 mins to go, UC Irvine turned in rushing and wise play for a 10-0 run as well as 60-51 win at the Bren Center.

The keynote play was Eyassu Worku’s sweeping drive throughout the lane off a pick by Jonathan Galloway with the shot clock shrinking, his scoop making it 53-49 with 1:20 left. It broke the back of a Grizzlies group that played up to its stature as Big Sky reigning champ.

” It’s a pick as well as roll we’ve made use of before, yet Jonathan had to reset his choice to offer me room versus the defender,” Worku, the former Los Alamitos High celebrity, said.

” They’re a really excellent defensive group,” he added. “They blitzed us off the ball screens and we needed to work hard to discover those spaces as well as sides. We really had some large plays from our big guys to open room for us.”

” Jonathan doesn’t get the debt he is entitled to for making plays like that,” train Russ Turner claimed. “He needed to duck in on the low message to get the defender out of placement for Eyassu to get that kind of shot.”

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” > Pamella Oliver selected interim provost, vice president for academic events The Anteaters (9-2) obtained 18 factors from Evan Leonard, that made five of his 7 3-point shots, and also nine points as well as seven rebounds from Tommy Rutherford. Galloway also had 7 boards. Montana (5-3) was led by Michael Oguine with 16 factors and also Sayeed Pridgett with 13.

It was rush on rebounds by Galloway as well as Rutherford that caused the begin of the 10-0 run. Galloway added a good rebound-and-score off a tough angle prior to Worku’s container, and Max Hazzard included a nice take of a Montana masquerade a basket that made it a seven-point lead.

” We have large expectations, so we come right into every game thinking it’s a (competition) video game,” Worku claimed. “We understood this was a champion team entering that won its league and event in 2015, so it’s a big win for us. That’s what we wish to do this year.”

” We did it the way we understand we can, with protection as well as rebounding,'” Turner claimed. “They were truly hostile on us early as well as we really did not rebound very well in the very first fifty percent.

” But I assumed we kind of wore them down, putting a great deal of pressure on them defensively to put them in a difficult scenario.” Montana had an early 7-0 run in the second half for a six-point lead, yet after that continued to get eight fouls in about 5 minutes to place the Anteaters in the bonus offer as well as put Grizzlies big males in nasty problem. Montana was asked for 24 fouls.UC Irvine’s deepness was a factor, too, the Anteaters getting 33 factors off the bench to simply six for Montana.

Montana jumped to a quick 10-0 lead on 3-pointers by Pridgett and Ahmaad Rorie as the Anteaters missed their first 6 shots. Leonard came off the bench with a set of 3-pointers to break the rut as well as the Anteaters scored 11 straight to take the lead.

After that both interplay limited defense and also stayed on each various other’s heels, no one venturing out to greater than a 3-point lead, Irvine took a 27-26 lead right into halftime.

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Mission Viejo defense makes it a rough night for Dana Hills basketball team

  • Goal Viejo’s Rey Cabiling makes a layup during a nonleague game versus Dana Hills on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer).

  • Dana Hills point guard Ben Carr obtains past all Goal Viejo defenders for a very easy layup throughout a nonleague video game in between the 2 groups on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer).

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  • Goal Viejo guard Jake Conerty makes a layup during a nonleague video game at Dana Hills Senior High School on Friday evening, December 7, 2018. (Image By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Professional Photographer).

  • Dana Hills’ Miles Ettinger shoots the ball after attracting a nasty throughout a nonleague house game versus Goal Viejo on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Image By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer).

  • Goal Viejo’s Rey Cabiling shoots a layup while surrounded by Dana Hills gamers throughout a nonleague video game on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Image By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer).

  • Mission Viejo factor guard Nathan Hewitt carries the ball up the court throughout a nonleague game at Dana Hills High Institution on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Adding Photographer).

  • Dana Hills center Harrison Wiese shoots a hook fired during a nonleague residence game against Mission Viejo on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Adding Photographer).

  • Goal Viejo center Zack Gald drives to the basket throughout a nonleague video game against Dana Hills on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Image By Jeff Antenore, Adding Professional Photographer).

  • Dana Hills factor guard Chris Na brings the round up the court during a nonleague video game versus Goal Viejo on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Adding Digital Photographer).

  • Objective Viejo capturing guard Presley Eldridge shoots a dive fired throughout a game at Dana Hills High College on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Image By Jeff Antenore, Adding Photographer).

  • Mission Viejo’s Rey Cabiling makes a layup throughout a nonleague video game versus Dana Hills on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer).

  • Dana Hills guard Miles Ettinger carries on up the court throughout a nonleague video game against Goal Viejo on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Image By Jeff Antenore, Adding Photographer).

  • Mission Viejo’s Rey Cabiling brings the round up the flooring after obtaining a steal during a nonleague video game versus Dana Hills on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Adding Digital Photographer).

  • Objective Viejo’s Lenny Woodard, right, fires a layup while being very closely protected by Dana Hills’ Miles Ettinger during a nonleague game in between the two teams on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer).

  • Mission Viejo center Zack Gald fires a layup throughout a nonleague game against Dana Hills on Friday, December 7, 2018. (Picture By Jeff Antenore, Adding Photographer).

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DANA POINT &http://#8211; &http://#8211; Objective Viejo used a dominant defensive initiative Friday to defeat Dana Hills in a 51-30 in a nonleague kids basketball game at Dana Hills High.

The Diablos held Dana Hills to simply 9 factors over the second as well as third quarters. The 30 factors were the Dolphins’ cheapest scoring total amount of the period.

Dana Hills (7-4) was coming off a solid proving at the Grizzly Invitational as well as a 15-point win against Laguna Coastline.

” Our protective strength has actually been actually excellent for the very first pair of video games which’s a debt to the kids for purchasing right into what we are doing,” Mission Viejo coach Troy Roelen said. “We do not have fired blockers, yet we have obstinate youngsters that agree to put their body out there, and also I appreciate that.”

Goal Viejo (6-2) has actually won seven successive video games against Dana Hills and also 14 of last 15 meetings in between both institutions. The 2 teams were in the Sea View League with each other the past 2 seasons, yet Mission Viejo transferred to the South Shore League this season in addition to Capistrano Valley.

” When I arranged this game, I wanted to use the roadway on a Friday evening to place the kids in a hostile environment like they are mosting likely to face in the South Shore Organization,” Roelen said.

With the score tied after the first quarter, the Diablos went on a 12-0 racking up run as well as didn’t permit Dana Hills to score in the duration up until there were 97 secs remaining in the quarter.

Griff Higgins scored a game-high 13 factors for Mission Viejo, done in the initial fifty percent.

The Diablos outscored the Dolphins 16-4 in the 3rd quarter to put the video game unreachable.

Junior guard Nathan Hewitt racked up 10 of his 12 points in the third quarter and also had 2 steals.

” Nate has actually been up here (on varsity) since he was a freshman as well as recognizes what is anticipated of him,” Roelen stated. “He has actually really matured and is not afraid to take those shots, as well as that’s what permitted us to prolong the lead.”

Junior Harrison Wiese, who is 6-foot-6, led the Dolphins with 6 factors as well as eight rebounds.

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Brea Olinda pulls away from North girls basketball team with fourth-quarter run

  • Brea Olinda’s Casey Fust (13) battles with North’s Stacy Ajobiwe (11) in the second half of a non-league girls basketball game at North Senior high school in Waterfront on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Image by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

  • North’s Rhe Nea Leach (15) drives to the basket versus Brea Olinda’s Stephanie Lee (15) in the second half of a non-league girls basketball video game at North Senior high school in Waterfront on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Image by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

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  • Brea Olinda’s Sydney Skipper (11) drives to the basket versus North’s Stacy Ajobiwe (11 ), left, and Samantha Collins (23) in the initial half of a non-league ladies basketball video game at North Senior high school in Waterfront on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

  • North’s Tyzajanae Fuller-Calhoun (24) drives to the basket against Brea Olinda’s Casey Just (13) in the second half of a non-league ladies basketball game at North Secondary school in Riverside on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Picture by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

  • Brea Olinda’s Stephanie Lee (15 ), facility, battles against North’s Rhe Nea Leach (15 ), left, and also Bailey Smith (22) in the second fifty percent of a non-league women basketball game at North High School in Waterfront on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Image by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

  • Brea Olinda’s Sydney Skipper (11) drives to the basket versus North’s Kylee Smith (3) in the first half of a non-league women basketball video game at North High College in Waterfront on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Image by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

  • Brea Olinda’s Stephanie Lee (15) battles with North’s Kylee Smith (3) in the first half of a non-league girls basketball game at North Senior high school in Riverside on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Picture by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

  • Brea Olinda’s Stephanie Lee (15) drives the round versus North’s Justine Soliva (21) in the very first fifty percent of a non-league ladies basketball game at North Secondary school in Riverside on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

  • North vs Brea Olinda in the second half of a non-league women basketball game at North Secondary school in Waterfront on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Brea Olinda wins 55-48. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

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WATERFRONT >> > > The North girls basketball team was ready to pounce at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Brea Olinda had an excellent getaway strategy, nevertheless.

Brea Olinda was clinging to a four-point lead with 7 1/2 minutes on the clock. The Wildcats went on a 14-1 run over the next 4 mins, all however securing a 55-48 victory over North on Thursday in a nonleague game in between CIF-SS Department 1-ranked teams.

” We weren’t making the ideal switching and our help-side protection was a little as well late closing out on their shooters,” Huskies train Leonard De Cound claimed.

The one that did one of the most damages was Brea Olinda senior guard Stephanie Lee, that knocked down 5 3-pointers en course to a game-high 23 factors. The Wildcats’ round movement provided Lee with open appearances throughout the video game, and also Lee sank a set of shots from long array to assist Brea Olinda go up 53-36.

” We have actually been functioning actually tough on our timing and also our offensive efficiency,” Brea Olinda coach Stephanie Anderson stated. “I think points went effectively for regarding 3 1/2 quarters. &http://#8230; &http://#8230; We did virtually provide the game away there near the end.”

North did respond to with a 12-0 go to cut the shortage to 5, but the Huskies simply did not have adequate time to completely dig their escape of that hole.

Brea Olinda (7-2) came out shooting, with Lee, Casey Fust and Ashley Gustafson each hitting a 3-pointer to assist offer the Wildcats a very early 11-4 benefit.

North (7-1) stayed within striking distance, many thanks in large component to efforts of Tyzajanae “Nae Nae” Fuller-Calhoun. The Hawaii-bound factor guard utilized her speed to develop scoring chances, for herself or for her teammates. Fuller-Calhoun racked up 8 points throughout the second quarter for the Huskies.

North cut the deficit to four factors on 3 celebrations in the second fifty percent, the last coming when Rhe Nea Leach made two free-throws in the fourth period.

Brea Olinda racked up on six of its next 7 possessions to regain control of the video game, 6 of the 14 factors beginning cutting cuts as well as layups from Fust.

” It’s a finding out experience, sure,” De Coud said of his group’s very first obstacle. “It brings our heads down a little bit, but we definitely will recover.”

Calhoun-Fuller had seven factors in the last run and completed with 18 overall. Leach had 9 points and 11 rebounds, and also Stacy Ajobiwe included 12 rebounds.

Fust completed with 14 factors and also 10 rebounds for Brea Olinda.