WHIS, Houston -- Both teams struggled early on in this one. Neither team seemed to be able to establish any rhythm early on, and it showed. However, led by FCL (F) Dane (game-high 22 pts and 10 rebs), FCL was able to utilize their athleticism and establish a small lead at the end of the 1st qtr.
DYN (G) Aaron Hsieh struggled from the field and his team suffered because of it. The lack of chemistry in DYN showed as they could not get it going offensively. DYN (F) Jerry Gonzalez (9 pts) kept the Warriors in it, but it didn't look good.
The 2nd half was all Devils. A slew of TOs and lack in communication on defense led to easy baskets for RDV. RDV (G) Andrew Koller (3 asts) and (G) Kenneth Kim (team-high 4 asts) broke down the defense and fed teammates (C) Joab Lee and Dane for easy buckets. The Devils also crashed the boards hard coming up with multiple multi-shot possessions.
The tough, grind-it-out style of play that the Warriors were known for last season was absent this game. The Warriors struggled to get a rhythm going on offense all game, and it really hurt their flow. Luckily, the season is long, so there will be time, otherwise it's going to be a very long season for the Warriors.
RDV looked strong at the end of the game. Dane had a field day on the glass as did Lee. The Devils were patient on offense, and it payed off netting a victory in their season opener. -- "The Jet"