ATWATER -- Jarrell Davis was on fire during Friday's Central California Conference showdown between crosstown rivals Buhach Colony and Atwater.
BC's junior point guard dropped 41 points during a 69-67 CCC victory -- and he barely even noticed.
"I didn't know how many points I had," said Davis. "I was just trying to get this 'W' and help my team win.
"This was the only win we wanted. A lot of people stepped up, and we just did our thing tonight."
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Davis scored 20 in the first 16 minutes and broke his own school record of 35 for most points in a game. He had four 3-pointers and was 11 of 12 from the free-throw line.
Still, the game was up for grabs in the second half. Atwater went into the locker room trailing by 13, but responded with a third quarter run.
After the break, Atwater opened the second half by outscoring BC 28-17, making it a two-point game heading into the fourth.
Atwater guard Eriq Belt (26 points) led the charge, hitting back-to-back treys to cut the deficit to 55-53.
During the fourth, Buhach maintained its lead until the final minute of regulation. Atwater's Danny Martinez scored a bucket to make it 67-66, which was Atwater's first lead of the game.
"It seemed like it was an uphill battle all night," Atwater head coach John Kane said. "Even when we took the lead, Buhach just played with passion and came back at us."
Davis recorded a clutch assist on the ensuing possession. Davis gave the ball up to Paul Vasquez, who knocked down a key 3-pointer that made it 69-67.
"(The pass) was phenomenal -- totally unselfish," Buhach Colony head coach John Bliss said. "And (Vasquez) knocked it down.
"That's Paul's name -- 'Big Shot' -- and he made a big one tonight."
Atwater got to the free-throw line with five seconds left but couldn't tie it. Buhach missed its final two free throws, which gave Atwater another crack at it.
Nate Sanchez missed on a game-winning heave, which was a cause for Buhach celebration.
"I'm proud of all the guys," Bliss said. "They came out with great intensity and played their hearts out.
"They refused to lose, and that all-out hustle and ball-pressure was the biggest difference."
Buhach Colony ( 2-8 CCC, 7-17) jumped out quickly against Atwater (4-7 CCC, 10-14). BC opened the game on a 14-0 run. Atwater pulled within three points of the lead in the first half, but Buhach Colony eventually went into the locker room with a 13-point lead.
BUHACH 16 22 17 14 -- 69
ATWATER 10 15 28 14 -- 67
BUHACH--Daniel Bolsar 11, Jarrell Davis 41, Paul Vasquez 6, Matt Small 3, Andrew Mark 2, Adam Wakefield 6. Totals: 33 13-21 69.
ATWATER--Eriq Belt 26, Amir Tmbling 4, Nate Sanchez 6, Jacob Penrod 4, Danny Martinez 9, Giovanni Dalmaso 8, Den Finister 2, Andrew Morgan 8. Totals: 26 7-19 67.
3-pointers: Buhach Colony 7 (Bolsar, Davis 4, Vasquez 2), Atwater 8 (Belt 5, Martinez 3); Total Fouls: Buhach Colony 20, Atwater 18.
Records: Buhach Colony 2-8 CCC, 7-17; Atwater 4-7 CCC, 10-14.