JV girls basketball starts 0-2

Published 7:53 pm Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Davie’s JV girls basketball team had major struggles in the first week of the season, losing 40-21 at home to South Iredell on Nov. 22 and 44-23 at Forbush on Nov. 23.

Part of the problem was being shorthanded. Kaylee Lynch missed both games with a injury. America Stockton was sick and missed the Forbush game. Hannah McMillian is also injured and her return is uncertain.

“Hopefully KK (Lynch) is going to return this week and America will be back from being sick,” coach Lamar Russell said. “That should help our rebounding situation.”

The silver lining was Britany Hernandez, who paced Davie’s scoring in both games. She had 14 points and eight steals against South and 13 points, six rebounds and four steals against Forbush.

Against South, Davie got five points from Tasia Tarpley, two points from Carleigh Croom and six rebounds from Aubrey Speckin. At Forbush, Davie’s other scorers were Croom (six), Madison Lewis (two), Tarpley (one) and Zariyah Conner (one). Tarpley added three steals and three assists.

“We had a rough start to the season, but we got better (at Forbush),” Russell said. “We are starting to click a little. We have some minor things to work on, but these nonconference games are getting us ready for what we will see in conference.”