NEWPORT BEACH — Estancia High boys' basketball Coach Agustin Heredia has talked about needing a third scoring option.
On Monday night at Newport Harbor, the Eagles really didn't even have a second scoring option.
Senior guard Ray Holmes, the team's second-leading scorer, is still recovering from the flu. He played limited minutes Monday, leaving Estancia at decidedly less-than full strength for the nonleague tilt against the Sailors.
The Eagles proved resourceful, using a game-high 26 points from senior Davon Joyner and also getting sizable contributions from junior center Rashad Davis and sophomore guard Chad Fackler to hang on for a 49-46 victory.
Heredia said he was just glad to leave the Sailors' gym with an even record again, with the Eagles at 8-8. He was also glad that Fackler (eight points and eight rebounds) and Davis (seven points, 12 rebounds and two blocks) came to play.
"We had to get some guys to step up, and Rashad [did] definitely and Chad Fackler," Heredia said. "Chad had some big rebounds down the stretch. Rashad is slowly developing. The last three games, he has played well for us."