DANBURY — Late in the third quarter quickly became the Nore Davis show for the Notre Dame-Fairfield boys basketball team Tuesday night against Immaculate.

Bottled up for most of the night, the Lancers (6-0) finally turned defensive pressure into easy buckets, paving the way for a 56-40 win over the Mustangs in a SWC heavyweight contest to remain undefeated. Davis scored 25 points, utilizing his size inside and speed on the fast break.

A 24-8 run by ND-Fairfield during an eight-minute stretch spanning the third and fourth quarters was sparked primarily turnovers from the hosts, something Immaculate avoided early. Turning up the defensive intensity led to several dunks and easy layups.

“We always preach defense first,” Davis said. “We came out a little sluggish on defense but as the game progressed, we started getting into it. Our energy got to another level and it picked up for us.”

Notre Dame’s lead was just 30-29 when the run began late in the third quarter.

“We got a little too careless there,” Immaculate coach Nelson Mingachos said. “Everything was working as we expected; we have a lot to learn; this is a great learning experience for the boys. Some turnovers absolutely killed us.”

The Mustangs (5-2) successfully ground the game to a halt for the first 20 minutes, patiently holding the ball near half court before drawing the defense out. Drives inside produced points for the hosts, who led 19-16 midway through the period.

Quinn Guth scored 12 points for the Mustangs, who host Pomperaug Friday.


The Lancers passed arguably their toughest SWC test by notching a road win in a hostile environment. The conference favorites may continue to draw the best out of the opposition, though.

“We don’t overlook anybody,” Davis said. “We know every team is going to give us their best. We knew this was going to be a tough test for us. We’re a good team and people want to knock us off. On any given day we can get the best from a team like we did today.”


Nore Davis, ND-Fairfield: Also kept the Lancers in the game in the first half, scoring 12 of the Lancers’ 25.


“They’re well-coached, experienced and have a lot of great players,” Mingachos said of the Lancers. “I’d love the opportunity to see them again.”

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Damian Medwinter 5 0-0 10 Woodley Monnexant 0 2-2 2 Nore Davis 11 3-6 25 Rodney Medor 0 0-0 0 Josh Reaves 4 2-4 11 Tyler Bourne 2 4-4 8 Phil Connors 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 11-16 56.


Jake Payton 4 0-2 11 Mike Basile 3 1-1 7; Jack Woods 3 3-4 10; Diego Echevarria 0 0-0 0; Quinn Guth 3 5-5 12; Sean Guiry 0 0-0 0; Ronan Doherty 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 9-12 40.

ND-FAIRFIELD16 9 13 18 — 56

IMMACULATE13 11 7 9 — 40

3-pointers: ND-Reaves; I—Payton, Woods, Guth.