Freshmen come through for JV girls
Published 9:36 am Thursday, February 17, 2022
By Brian Pitts
Davie’s JV girls basketball team finished 10-5 (7-4 Central Piedmont Conference) in Lamar Russell’s first year as coach – not bad for a team that started four freshmen all season and five in the final six games when it played without injured Hannah McMillian.
“Taking a bunch of freshmen – we only had two sophomores and Hannah went down, so we were left with one sophomore (Ashley Bledsoe) – and winning double digits, that was a successful season to me,” Russell said.
A thrashing in the final game against visiting Parkland was inevitable. The War Eagles, who beat the Mustangs by 38 on Jan. 11, won by an outlandish margin of 67-2 on Feb. 8.
Kaylee Lynch stole the show with 20 points, 14 rebounds and three steals. Her previous scoring high was 13.
“Amazing,” Russell said. “That’s probably the first double-double we had all season. She has been working her butt off on the boards. To end the season with 20 and 14, I couldn’t be more proud of her development.”
Tasia Tarpley stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, six rebounds and six steals. Callie Wisecarver had 12 points. Kaylee Lewis, who assumed a starring role when Nadelie Jones was pulled up to varsity, collected 11 points, six steals and four assists. Carleigh Croom had seven points, while Bledsoe and Riley Potts had two each.
Jones, who missed the last five JV games, averaged 14.1 points in eight games. Lewis was the No. 2 scorer with a 12 average. Wisecarver averaged seven. Lynch, who was a rebounding machine all season, averaged 4.7 points and 11.8 boards.