first_img REV, among the league favorites, improved to 11-4 overall, 1-0 in conference. Yucaipa had its three-game winning streak stopped in dropping to 6-7, 0-1. “We did a good job with the press,” Berich said. “And we hit some threes, too.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Yucaipa turned the ball over 22 times, including 14 in the first half. Brandon Dowdy scored 27 points, making seven three-pointers, and Darnell Ferguson added 20 points despite being limited in the second half with foul trouble. “Darnell does a lot for us,” Berich said. “He’s got a cool head and does everything well. He might get in some foul trouble if we press a lot.” Plenty of teams will have trouble handling Yucaipa’s big man, 6-foot-10 senior Jared Anthony. Anthony finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, but he was limited to no points (on 0-of-4 shooting) in the first quarter and two points in the first quarter and a half. YUCAIPA – Redlands East Valley boys basketball coach Bill Berich didn’t hide his game plan against Yucaipa. He aimed to press the bigger Yucaipa team, and the plan was effective as the Wildcats got off to a quick start en route to a 71-45 rout of Yucaipa in the Citrus Belt League opener for both schools at Yucaipa High School. https://embed.sendtonews.com/oembed/?fk=bRolOyFR&cid=8121&sound=off&format=json&offsetx=0&offsety=0&floatwidth=400&floatposition=bottom-right&float=oncenter_img “We knew what they were going to do,” Yucaipa coach Yon Okorodudu said. “It wasn’t a surprise. They’re so talented and so well-coached. We had to do a better job against the press. And we missed some open looks.” REV jumped out to a quick lead, and a 19-4 run late in the first quarter and early in the second gave the Wildcats a 32-12 lead. Yucaipa never got closer than 18 points thereafter. “We needed to shut down two of their big three players to have a chance in the game,” Okorodudu said of REV’s Ferguson, Dowdy and Lance Evbuomwan. Evbuomwan scored only two points but grabbed eight rebounds. Dowdy, who had four three-pointers and 16 points in the first half, and Ferguson, who added 10 rebounds, weren’t shut down at all. There’s no rest for CBL teams this week as there are also league contests Thursday and Friday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img