Newcomers steal show in first game

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, CA.—On Friday Nov. 2, 2012 the men’s basketball team opened the season with a win over Corban University. The exhibition game win will not count towards the season record, but the team gained a lot from the winning effort.

(Photo/Dominican Athletics) Junior transfer Devin Golston made a huge impact attacking the rim and living in the paint.

The Penguins new team members stole the show, scoring over half of the teams points. Perhaps the biggest surprise came before the game when freshman, Christopher Schwartz-Edmisten was in the starting line-up.

Coach Booker T. Harris’s choice paid immediate dividends as Schwartz-Edmisten opened the scoring for the Penguins with a 3-ball. On the game, the freshman tallied 12 points, shooting 4-8 from the field, 2-4 from distance, and nailing both of his free throws.

Another new Penguin who showed off for the home crowd was junior transfer, Devin Golston. Golston led all Penguins in scoring with 15, going 6-10 from the field while hauling in seven boards. He also had the highlight of the night when he was on the receiving end of an alley-oop on an inbounds play from under the basket.

Senior, Jammall Clark opened the game by making his first five shots as he totaled 10 points on the game. Fellow senior Ricky Wofford had a huge game off the bench making six of his seven shots for 12 points, while also registering three steals. Senior, Jacob Noisat was relatively quiet on offense with only six points, but he shot 3-6 from the field. Noisat also hauled in a game high nine rebounds.

(Photo/Dominican Athletics) Senior point guard Ricky Wofford took over in the fourth quarter, leading Dominican to victory.

Towards the end of the first half Dominican led by 21 points, and it seemed like they were marching towards an easy victory. The Corban Warriors had other plans. Led by the games leading scorer, Josiah Sebens and his 24 points (8-12 FG 6-10 3PT) the Warriors made a late comeback.  With 1:27 left in the game, Corban was able to pull within eight, which was the first time the Warriors were within single digits in over 25 minutes. Wofford took over in the final minute, pouring in two buckets to ice the game for Dominican.

Dominican will open its regular season at the Conlan Center, on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 when Cal State Stanislaus comes to town. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The game can been seen by going to www.dominicanathletics.com/live or you can listen live at radio.dominican.edu.

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Brian Sanchez is a senior Communications and Media Studies major at Dominican University of California with an emphasis on Sports Broadcasting. When he isn't broadcasting sports for Dominican University on radio.dominican.edu he is writing about them. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to join The Habit in time to be a part of the launch of the web edition of the student newspaper. He hopes to cover all things Dominican to the best of his abilities and use that to land a job covering sports for a career after he graduates. It doesn't matter what sport or where, but his ultimate goal is to end up back in the bay area covering the teams he grew up watching.
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