COSTA MESA — A lot is expected of senior Davon Joyner this season for the Estancia High boys' basketball team.
So while not forcing shots, making the extra pass and not obstructing the offense with individual improvisation might all be on most coaches' wish list, Eagles' head man Agustin Heredia may not be as vigilant with such demands when it comes to his decorated scoring leader.
"We need him to score, too," Heredia said after Joyner had just three second-half field-goal attempts in the Eagles' 60-43 loss to Mercer Island of Washington in the first round of the Coast Classic on Monday at Estancia High.
Joyner, an All-Newport-Mesa Dream Team and first-team All-Orange Coast League performer as a junior who came in averaging 16.4 points this season, finished with 11 points. Included among those was a basket and two free throws during an 8-0 Estancia run that trimmed a 21-point deficit to 43-30 with 1:04 left in the third quarter.