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Utica’s Luke Holmes, center, tries to get a shot off but is fouled by Danville’s Chris Severns during their Mid-Buckeye Conference basketball game Monday. Looking on at left is Danville’s Andy Payne.
Utica’s Luke Holmes, center, tries to get a shot off but is fouled by Danville’s Chris Severns during their Mid-Buckeye Conference basketball game Monday. Looking on at left is Danville’s Andy Payne. (Photo by Fred Main) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
February 12, 2013 9:37 am EST

 

UTICA — There aren’t many times in a high school varsity basketball game that a freshman can miss six shots in a row and have his coach tell him to keep shooting.

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Thankfully for the Danville basketball team Monday night, that’s exactly what happened.

Freshman Ridge Durbin and the rest of his teammates struggled in the first 2 1/2 quarters Monday, but found their stroke when they needed and the Blue Devils pulled off a 50-45 come-from-behind Mid-Buckeye Conference victory over host Utica.

“I told Ridge to keep shooting. He’s a big boy for a freshman. He’s been playing basketball since he was like 3 and it shows. He battles night after night. I see an improvement in him on a daily basis. He stepped into a big role tonight,” said Danville coach Doug Selvey.

The Blue Devils (17-4 overall, 9-4 MBC) scored just one point in the second quarter, missing on all 10 of their shots. Durbin missed six in that period alone as the Redskins (9-10, 8-5) took a 20-11 lead into the locker room.

“They did not make many field goals. I thought our defense played OK,” said Utica coach Brian Radabaugh.

 

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