JV girls beat Tabor, lose to West
Published 9:43 am Thursday, January 13, 2022
By Brian Pitts
The Davie JV girls basketball team had an extra motor running against visiting Mt. Tabor on Jan. 4, and the result was a blowout win for the War Eagles.
After missing two games, Nadelie Jones, Davie’s leading scorer, made a resounding return to the court. She scored half the Davie points in the first quarter, which saw the War Eagles roar to a 14-4 lead.
Jones finished with 17 points and five steals as Davie rolled 42-24.
“We played well,” coach Lamar Russell said. “Having Nadelie back took a lot of pressure off the other girls.”
The War Eagles led by 11 at both halftime and the end of the third. Led by Kaylee Lewis, they outscored West 14-7 in the fourth.
Lewis had 10 points. She went 2 for 2 at the free-throw line, making her 17 of her last 22 at the stripe, an impressive 77 percent.
Kaylee Lynch had six points and 10 rebounds. By her lofty standards, she actually had a quiet rebounding day. She was averaging 15.2 over the previous four games.
“My goal is to see Lynch get a double-double, and it’s going to happen at some point in time,” Russell said.
Callie Wisecarver had five points. Tasia Tarpley had two points and four steals. Hannah McMillian had two points and five rebounds.
WF 57, Davie 37
Davie’s momentum came to a thudding halt at West Forsyth on Jan. 7. Davie bolted to a 7-2 lead in the first two minutes, but from that point on, everything that could go wrong did.
McMillian, who was injured the day before in practice, was reinjured in the first quarter and did not return. Lewis suffered an injury late in the second quarter. Jones fouled out early in the fourth. And Wisecarver went down with an injury late in the fourth.
Add it all up and Davie had little resistance to offer against the Titans, who extended a 31-26 halftime lead to 47-33 in the third.
“Hannah was hurting from practice the day before,” Russell said after Davie fell to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the Central Piedmont Conference. “We thought she was going to be able to play, but she got injured again during the game. She might be out 10-12 days.
“Lewis came back in in the third quarter, but by that time (the chance to win) was already gone.”
Lewis had 10 points and Jones a season-low eight. Carleigh Croom had six points. Lynch had six points and 12 boards. Tarpley had three points. Riley Potts and Wisecarver had two points. Wisecarver was second for Davie with six rebounds.
Two Titans matched Davie’s offensive output. One had 22 points and the other 15.