Summit ends SD streak

Published 9:47 am Thursday, January 13, 2022

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The South Davie girls basketball team was battling close at Summit before the Tigers hit a wall in the fourth quarter and lost 46-35 on Jan. 6.
It ended their four-game winning streak.
“We got tired,” coach Brandon Gentry said. “They were outhustling us at the end. We played hard; we just ran out of gas.”
The first quarter was a shootout. Emmy Johnson, Makenzie Gentry and Raney Phelps made shots to match the Eagles stride for stride, 13-13. Summit, though, took control in the second quarter and led 22-16 at halftime.
South (5-3) had a slight edge in the third as Gentry scored seven of her team’s 11 to keep the visitors within striking distance, 31-27.
The Tigers faded in the fourth, although they did everything Gentry could have asked. Two of South’s three losses have come against the Eagles.
Gentry (15) and Johnson (12) were responsible for 77 percent of South’s offense. Phelps and Ari Warren had three points each, and Harmoni Alston had two.
“A lot of them had never played basketball before this year, so I’m tickled to death they’re playing and improving,” Gentry said.