North girls open with win

Published 12:25 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The South Davie JV girls basketball team endured a narrow 13-11 loss in the season opener against visiting Corriher-Lipe on Jan. 8, but coach Julie Snow saw several positives.

The South scorers were Shania Brown with four, Kady Joyce two, Karileigh Munday two, Kileigh Lynch two and Kylie Edwards one.

“Shania played point guard and post,” Snow said. “She was aggressive and is a great competitor. Kady ran point. She’s never played before, but she had a lot of steals and three blocks. Karileigh has never played before, but she works hard. I have coached Hallie (Head) her for three years. She finally played tough basketball and stayed in her zone. I’m very proud of her. Kylie played the two spot well.”

The roster includes Ashley Cockerham, Piper Crotts, Amakai Jackson and Kate Welborn, who is out until the end of the mouth with an injury.

ND 11, SE 4

North Davie had something to cheer about while hosting Southeast. Camilla Sa’ (four), Kate Mason (three), Bella Barnette (two) and Mallory Blackwelder (two) delivered the points in the season-opening victory.

Coach Austin King’s roster includes Harper Welch, Harper Whiteside, Khia Bohannon, Emma Phommavanh and Madison Stanley.

CG 37, ND 2

Three days later, however, the Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw at China Grove. Blackwelder had the only basket.

“Only one of my players has played basketball before,” said King, who pointed out that it’s not going to get any easier to pick up wins. “Apparently, other teams we play have beat (China Grove),  and Selma Burke’s team is better than their varsity team.”