JV boys finish strong

Published 10:15 am Thursday, February 16, 2023

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The Davie JV boys basketball team closed its season with a pair of wins.

Thomas Essic (14), Ethan Driver (13) and Cameron Owens (12) scored in double figures as the War Eagles dispatched Parkland, 57-46, at home on Feb. 7. Adam Brown (seven), Noah Shore (four), Dallas Sims (three), George Sakai (two) and David Patton (two) contributed as Davie halted a three-game losing streak.

Three days later, the War Eagles handled business at Glenn, 58-51. Owens (15 points), Driver (14) and Brown (13) propelled Davie to a final record of 13-8, including a 7-7 mark in the Central Piedmont Conference. Essic (nine), Isaac Swisher (four) and Jackson Sulecki (three) were the other scorers.

For the season, Elliott Erlandsson paced Davie in scoring with a 13.4 average, although he missed the last six JV games after he was pulled up to varsity. Driver (11.5), Owens (10.6) and Brown (10.1) also averaged double figures. Essic was fifth at 5.0.