Girls face tall obstacles

Published 9:33 am Thursday, February 3, 2022

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After achieving the longest winning streak in seven years (four), the Davie varsity girls basketball team hit a stretch of games in which there were obstacles everywhere: Reynolds, East Forsyth and Reagan, which did not happen because of the weather forecast calling for snow, so it will be rescheduled.
Reynolds took the game by the throat in the second quarter and pounded Davie 59-41 on Jan. 21 at Davie.
With Keelyn Oakes and Somer Johnson fueling the offense, Davie matched baskets with the Demons (10-4 overall) in a 15-15 first quarter.
The unraveling began at the start of the second quarter and Davie never recovered, trailing 29-20 at halftime and 52-33 after the third quarter.
Johnson had a big game in defeat with 17 points. Oakes (nine) cooled off after a torrid start. The rest of the points: Kenadi Gentry five, Malayka Rankin four, Sydney Dirks three, Nadelie Jones two and Rebecca Devericks one.
The Demons stayed in a second-place tie with Reagan at 5-2, one game behind leader East Forsyth. Davie dropped to fifth at 3-4.
The Jan. 25 game at first-place East Forsyth was a complete demolition, 76-26. It was not a good time to face the Eagles, who were coming off a 43-42 loss to Reagan.
The scores at the end of the quarters were 19-4, 31-14 and 60-21 as East rolled to 14-2, 7-1.
S. Dirks paced Davie (5-11, 3-5) with seven points and Gentry was next with five. Oakes and London Dirks had four each. Johnson and Jones had 3 apiece.