Close one gets away from JV girls

Published 9:27 am Thursday, January 21, 2016

Davie’s junior varsity girls basketball team is showing signs of growth. It just has not delivered in the clutch.

At Mt. Tabor on Jan. 15, the desperate War Eagles (1-10, 1-4 Central Piedmont Conference) lost 37-34, falling to 0-4 in games decided by four points or less. The other close losses were 34-30 in overtime to North Iredell, 50-46 to West Rowan and 36-32 to Bishop McGuinness.

“We let one slip away,” coach Debbie Evans said. “We built a 10-point lead but got sloppy with our passes in the second half and beat ourselves.”

The War Eagles could not have played much better for three quarters. They took a 16-10 lead into the half and led 27-23 after the third. It was their fourth halftime lead of the season and their second lead at the end of the third.

But all the good vibes evaporated in the fourth as Davie was outscored 14-7.

“This was another learning experience for this team,” Evans said. “We just can’t quite put together enough good things to win yet. But we’ll keep working and it will come.”

Makenzie Dalton (10 points, 4-of-6 free throws), Reilly Poole (8 points, 4-of-8 field goals) and Madison Tellup (7 points, 3-of-5 field goals) had nice shooting games. Davie also got four points from Alexis Dulin, three from Emma Allen and two from Madison Jones. Jones also grabbed 13 rebounds – the third time she has collected that many in a game.

Tabor 37, Davie 34 – Makenzie Dalton 10, Reilly Poole 8, Madison Tellup 7, Alexis Dulin 4, Emma Allen 3, Madison Jones 2.