Walser huge for JV boys

Published 9:47 am Thursday, February 6, 2020

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You’ll be shocked to hear that Blake Walser came up huge for the Davie JV basketball team in a 55-45 road win over Reagan on Jan. 28.

Walser produced his fifth 20-point performance as Davie improved to 2-3 in the Central Piedmont Conference.

The War Eagles had Reagan on the ropes at halftime, 26-17, but they wobbled in the third quarter and found themselves in a two-fisted fight going into the fourth.

The Raiders’ 18-8 run put them in front 35-34.

Fortunately for Davie, Walser went crazy in the fourth. He scored 12 of Davie’s 21 points, going 8 of 11 at the free-throw line and enabling the War Eagles to pull away.

The big man went 11 of 14 from the line for the game and finished with 21 points, giving him 42 in two games and raising his average to 15.3.

Don’t forget about Ryan Walton, who gave Davie an unexpected lift on offense with a season-high 13, or 10 above his average. Jake Powers had six, Andrew Shuler five and Burke Rosenbaum four. Owen Byers and JT Bumgarner had three each.

Notes: Coach Ty Woodring (sick) had to miss the game. Todd Bumgarner, an assistant coach for Davie football, replaced Woodring. … It’s been a dizzying month for the War Eagles (11-4 overall). They endured three straight losses from Jan. 7-17. They won three in a row in a span of seven days (Jan. 22-28).