Waller has monster game for freshmen

Published 9:06 am Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Landon Waller put up monster numbers and Davie’s freshman basketball team sustained its quest for perfection with a 65-52 road win over Reagan on Feb. 2.
Waller, a 6-4 post, owned the paint en route to 26 points and 16 rebounds. It was quite an eruption for a guy who came in averaging 6.8 points.
“He’s 6-4 and he can jump,” coach Mike Dinkins said. “He scored at least 10 points by running the floor to the rim and we threw the ball over the top. He’s worked extremely hard on his free throws (he went 4 for 4 from the line). Coach (Cameron) Phillips has done a great job with our big guys (Waller, Elliot Erlandsson and David Patton).”
Cameron Owens was a major reason why the War Eagles ran their record to 8-0. In the fourth, he exploded for eight points in a little over a minute to nail Reagan’s coffin shut.
“He hit back-to-back 3s, and he had a steal and a layup all within about a minute and 15 seconds,” Dinkins said. “And then he hit another 3.”
Owens finished with five 3s and 21 points, marking the fourth straight game he’s scored at least 19. Connor Hood had 11 points, Erlandsson five and Patton two.
This was a much more competitive game than the first meeting on Dec. 17, when Davie routed Reagan 57-32.