Monsters Sweep Opening Week, Start 3-0!
Glendale, AZ --
The 2013-2014 opening week of the regular season started perfectly for the Gila Monster Men's Basketball team culminating with a great early season road conference win at Glendale this past Tuesday night.
At Glendale the Monsters led from the opening tip 'til the final buzzer with an 82-77 victory. EAC was led by returning All-American guard Taylor Stafford who finished with 29 points and 6 assists. The entire backcourt came up huge for the Monsters as Dom Hunter added 15 points and 7 rebounds, and D'Juan Miller had 13 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. The 3 sophomore guards also combined to make 8 threes on the evening. Freshman center Orlando Vance added a near double-double with 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks. EA consistently played unselfishly throughout the opening week and had 15 assists at Glendale as a team.
The past weekend the Gila Monsters were crowned champions of their opening tournament at home as they defeated the Tucson All-Stars by a final of 103-62 and Impact Academy by the score of 105-79. Against TAS and Impact the Monsters placed 6 players in double figures in each contest.
Your Monsters (3-0, 1-0 ACCAC) are back in action four times in the next week with home games this Saturday afternoon, Monday evening, and next Saturday evening. Come out and cheer them on or watch live online for free at http://www.ihigh.com/eacmonsters/!