Girls beat Glenn; lose to Reynolds

Published 1:18 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

The Davie girls basketball team took care of business against hapless Glenn, but the up-and-down War Eagles suffered a tough loss to Reynolds.

That’s just the way life is in the Central Piedmont Conference.

Now Davie, West Forsyth and Parkland are tied for third at 3-3,  while Reynolds and Mt. Tabor are tied for first at 6-1. Reagan is sixth at 3-4.

Davie 60, Glenn 39

In Kernersville on Jan. 17, the War Eagles came out sluggish, fell behind 9-5 and coach Lindsey Adams called a quick timeout.

“It’s hard when you come off a game with Parkland and play someone that has not won a game in conference,” Adams said. “Trying to keep your team focused and being disciplined was challenging.”

Awakened, Davie feasted on the Bobcats (2-14, 0-6 CPC) the rest of the game, closing the half on a 26-8 run. Bailey Aderhold accounted for 10 of the 26, with Emmie Burris and Malayka Rankin scoring six each during the spree. The run began with an Avarie Martin bucket in the lane, and it was capped by Burris’ mid-range jumper. In between were three triples by Aderhold.

For good measure, Davie whipped out a 17-4 run in the third that included buckets from Aderhold, Rankin, Martin, Burris and Vivian Vaughters.

Before garbage time, when the War Eagles missed 11 of 13 field goals, they shot a steady 43 percent (22-51).

Rankin (15 points, 10 rebounds) produced her third double-double of the campaign. The senior hit 6 of 9 shots and added 2 assists and 2 steals. Aderhold (15 points) had 15-plus for the third time while hitting four 3s and handing out 2 assists. Burris collected 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Martin turned in 8 points, 7 boards and 2 blocks. Other contributions came from Madison Daugherty (6 points), Vaughters (4 points, 4 rebounds) and Peyton Spaugh (2 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals).

The defensive player of the game was Vaughters, a hard-nosed freshman who relishes a defensive challenge. In the first half, Adams was not pleased with Alyssa Jessup’s 13-point output. Credit Vaughters for Jessup’s quiet second half.

“I was disappointed that one girl had 13 points at halftime,” Adams said. “I was very frustrated with our defensive effort on her. My goal in the third quarter was for her not to score. We came out in a 1-3-1 and she scored again and I said: ‘Match up, who wants her?’ And Vivian once again stepped up and said: ‘I want to guard her.’ I don’t think the girl scored the rest of the third. Vivian face-guarded her, bought in defensively and the rest of them fed off of that energy.”

Notes: Davie defeated the Bobcats, who shot 28 percent (15-52), for the fifth time in a row. … Zahmirah Summers came up from JV and became the seventh freshman to see varsity action this season.

Reynolds 48, Davie 43

Davie bolted to a 13-4 lead and missed a golden opportunity to gain a share of second place on Jan. 19. Visiting Reynolds (10-7) came back methodically, pulled away in the fourth quarter and spoiled a fabulous shooting performance by Daugherty.

A freshman guard who was averaging 7.6 points, Daugherty poured in a season-high 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting overall and 5-for-6 marksmanship from beyond the arc.

The 13-4 lead in the first quarter featured a pair of 3s from Aderhold and an and-one by Daugherty on a fast-break feed from Spaugh.

Davie, though, missed seven of its last eight shots in the half and Reynolds made four straight to seize a 23-22 halftime lead.

Hot-and-cold Davie banged four straight 3s in the third to surge to a 34-30 lead. Three of them came from Daugherty, the other from Burris. And when Rankin converted a reverse layup, Davie had a 36-35 lead in the fourth.

But that proved to be Davie’s last push. Reynolds secured the outcome with a 13-2 run that opened up a 48-38 margin. A Martin stickback was Davie’s only field goal during that stretch.

The outcome overshadowed a defensive effort by Rankin, who drew 4 charges to go with 9 points. Aderhold had 6 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Martin and Burris had 3 points. Spaugh had 2 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Vaughters had 2 points.

Davie (9-7) has dropped four of the last five against Reynolds. Reynolds shot 44 percent (17-38) to Davie’s 42 percent (15-35).