The Mavericks forced eight ball losses in the first three minutes of the game and took an 8-2 lead.
Tandem (0-2) regrouped when Tre Gardner hit a step-back jumper from the wing to trim the lead to 10-6. Jacob Rice countered Miller with five points, including a Trey hitting the first quarter buzzer to give the Mavericks a 21-10 lead.
Meriwether shuffled in fresh bodies throughout the game, and the Mavericks’ energy levels never let up. Miller surpassed tandem 35-7 in the second quarter and built a confident half-time advantage of 56-17.
Point guard Jordan Horne and shooting guard Austin Ball, both newcomers to the Miller program, took eight points each to highlight the increase in the second quarter.
Davis said that every time a teammate comes on the pitch, it serves as a motivation to have so much talent throughout the Mavericks roster.
“We’re going 110 [percent] during training, âsaid Davis. âCoach Jack really emphasizes energy, energy, energy. We play with talented guys in training and we go up to them all the time to prepare you for big games and it fits our style of play. “
The onslaught continued into the third quarter when Miller (1-0) opened the second half with a 25-0 run to take the game out of reach. Davis had nine points, including a couple of impressive dunks, and ball chips in nine more, including a throwdown from an offensive rebound to put the game on hold.