Middle School girls basketball: South Davie girls get revenge
Published 9:20 am Thursday, February 4, 2021
The South Davie girls basketball team thumped Ellis, 36-19, and dominated the fourth quarter to get 31-23 revenge on Wesleyan Christian Academy.
At Ellis on Jan. 26, South put the Jaguars away early. Emmy Johnson scored seven points in the first quarter and Jayden Carter put in eight in the second as the Tigers steamrolled to a 20-4 halftime lead.
Johnson finished with 14, followed by Makenzie Gentry (nine), Carter (eight), Raney Phelps (four) and Taitiyuanna Torrence (one).
Bailey Aderhold nailed three 3-pointers and scored 13 to carry Ellis. Britani Hernandez had four and Kaylee Lewis two.
After losing at Wesleyan, a reversal from the first meeting, North Davie stopped a two-game slide by routing Ellis 44-21 at North on Jan. 28.
It was 20-2 after the first quarter, with Kaylee Lynch doing most of the damage for North (3-2). Lynch finished with 14. Jaden Sink had 10, Nadalie Jones nine and Callie Wisecarver three. Coach Trish King got two each from Raelyn Lankford, Maddie Ratledge, Avarie Martin and Carleigh Croom.
The points for Ellis (0-5) came from Aderhold (nine), Lewis (seven) and Emmie Burris (five).
The Tigers ended a three-game losing streak to Wesleyan at home on Jan. 28.
It was tight at halftime (10-9 Wesleyan) and still anybody’s game going into the fourth (20-18 Wesleyan). But South played a perfect fourth quarter to win going away. Phelps, Carter, Johnson, Cat Rosser and Torrence took turns scoring as South (4-1) outscored the Trojans 13-3 in the final seven minutes.
“This group never gives up,” coach Morgan Wyatt said.
Johnson led the way with 13. Phelps had six, Carter five, Torrence four, Rosser two and Gentry one.
The Tigers, who avenged a 31-29 loss on Jan. 19, raised their winning streak to three.
“We made getting that win harder on ourselves than it should’ve been, but they finally adjusted, took care of the ball, limited our turnovers and made some big shots at the right time.”