SYRACUSE -- The Davis Darts once again built a double-digit lead on the road at Syracuse.
This time they didn't let go.
A year after watching a 27-point lead evaporate in a 49-47 loss to the Titans, Davis used a barrage of Jace Johnson early and a parade of Karter Chisholm free throws late to hold Syracuse at bay in a 66-56 victory.
"This is our first league win on the road so it was important that we break through in that regard," Davis coach Jay Welk said. "I thought the kids responded well and that we had a lot of different contributors in a lot of different ways. I thought our focus was pretty good. One of the kids said that it's a lot better feeling here today than it was last year."
Johnson was on fire early, scoring 15 of Davis' 20 first quarter points, including a trio of 3-pointers from the top of the key as the Darts took a seven-point lead into the second quarter. The Titans wouldn't get any closer the rest of the way as the Davis advantage fluctuated between seven and 13 points with the Darts answering each mini-run by Syracuse.
The Darts used a steady diet of 3-pointers to gain the momentum back each time it started to shift. Davis shot 50 percent from behind the arc, burying 10 3-pointers in 20 attempts.
In the fourth quarter, Chisholm matched Johnson's first period outburst with 15 points of his own, including an 8-for-8 performance from the charity stripe to finish with 18 points. Johnson ended with 17 points while sophomore Abel Porter added 12, including three treys.
For the Titans, Diante Mitchell and Drew Davenport were the only scorers in double figures with 10 points apiece. Center AJ Wilcox added nine.