JV girls suffer first losing sreak

Published 9:06 am Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Davie’s JV girls basketball team did nothing special in three of the four quarters at Mt. Tabor on Feb. 1. But one exceptional quarter was enough to carry the War Eagles to 42-34 victory.
“The third quarter was the only quarter we won,” coach Lamar Russell said in astonishment. “That’s a crazy stat. I’m impressed that we could win one quarter and still win the game.”
The Spartans led by one at both the end of the first and at halftime.
“At halftime I said: ‘If we control the first three minutes of the third quarter, we will win this game,’” he said. “And we dominated the whole third quarter.”
The third began with Kaylee Lynch getting a steal and passing to Kaylee Lewis, who quickly dished in the corner to Carleigh Croom, who buried a 3.
Callie Wisecarver took a couple of dribbles to the lane and pulled up from 10 feet, a basket that gave Davie the lead for good at 18-17. Lewis drove and finished with the left hand. After Lewis drove for another layup, she assisted a Wisecarver bucket in transition. Lewis sank a 12-footer. Croom turned her steal into two. Croom ripped a rebound, and the ensuing fast break saw the ball go from Croom to Lewis to Tasia Tarpley, who capped a 10-0 run with a layup.
Davie had a comfortable 32-21 lead when Lewis used a Tarpley screen and converted a reverse layup.
Lewis had eight of her 20 points in the third, which means she had scored 42 points in two games. Wisecarver had eight and Croom seven as Davie stayed in a second-place tie in the conference. Tarpley had four points and five rebounds. Ashley Bledsoe and Lynch had two points apiece, and Lynch added 10 boards.
Reagan 52, Davie 34
After winning its third in a row, things fizzled. Davie and visiting Reagan were tied for second, but Davie got rolled by the Raiders on Feb. 2.
Lewis had 15 points. Tarpley hit three 3s to score a season-high 13. Wisecarver had four and Bledsoe two. Lynch pulled down nine rebounds.
WF 45, Davie 34
Visiting West Forsyth pushed a 6-point halftime lead to 11 in the third and dealt Davie its first losing streak on Feb. 4.
But considering first-place West beat Davie (9-5, 6-4 CPC) by 20 in the first meeting, the War Eagles did well to stay within 11.
Davie’s points came from Lewis (15), Wisecarver (eight), Lynch (seven) and Tarpley (four). Lynch had double-figure rebounds (11) for the 10th time.