South girls win four straight
Published 9:21 am Thursday, December 30, 2021
The South Davie girls basketball team obliterated Canterbury 30-4 on the road on Dec. 15.
Makenzie Gentry (16 points) cracked double figures for the fifth time in six games. Emmy Johnson, who had racked up 12-plus points through the first six games, had eight. Raney Phelps (four) and Londyn McDowell (two) also scored as the Tigers (5-2) extended their winning streak to four.
Wesleyan 45, Ellis 32
Bailey Aderhold went 7 for 7 from the free-throw line and scored 18 points at Wesleyan Christian Academy on Dec. 16. Her third game with at least that many points, though, wasn’t enough because Blythe Cunningham was just too much with 25 points.
The Jaguars, who trailed 13-5 in the first quarter, rallied to within five in the fourth. But the Trojans canned 8 of 9 free throws down the stretch to hand Ellis (3-3) its third loss in a row.
“We were unable to stop Cunningham, who kept penetrating, drawing fouls and making her foul shots,” coach Susan Jones said.
Emmie Burris (10) contributed double-figure points for the fourth time. Kate Nicholson and Stella Frye had two each. The defensive player of the game was Gracyn Coleman.
“Special notice should go to Gracyn, who frustrated their scrappy point guard (Ava Peele), not allowing her to score after the first quarter,” Jones said.