Sports Briefs: Basketball coach, players earn honors

Published 11:42 am Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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Powers, Pittman, Mickey honored   

Davie boys basketball was well represented on the Winston-Salem Journal’s all-area team.

Junior Jackson Powers, an inside/outside force, was selected for the second time after averaging 13.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals.

Josh Pittman, who guided the War Eagles to the best start (16-0)and the longest winning in program history (16), was named coach of the year. They finished 22-5, two victories shy of the record for wins, and reached the second round of the playoffs for the first time in five years.

When Davie’s season ended, junior guard Bryson Mickey, who made honorable mention, was 12th in 4-A with 58 made 3-pointers. He averaged 12.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3 assists, shot 45 percent on 3s and converted 81 percent at the foul line.

Girls lacrosse: Most wins in 6 seasons

After achieving the most wins in six seasons, the Davie girls lacrosse season ended in the first round of the state playoffs with a 12-6 loss at South Mecklenburg on May 1.

While the Sabres improved to 10-9, Davie exited at 7-12.

“It was a good, hard-fought game,” coach Haley Hines said. “We were only down by two with 4:40 left, but fell short once we got three yellow cards within the last 1:30.”

Davie’s top player in the game was senior goalie Danika Williams, who had 14 saves to push her season total to 171. Six more War Eagles played in their final Davie game: Grace Butler, Jenna Scully, Zoey Cleary, Kinnah Chamberlain, Reese Tutterow and Lilli Seats.

“My girls had some great offensive and defensive plays to keep the game pretty evenly matched,” Hines said. “Best thing was that Danika had 14 saves.”

JV soccer wins final game

Davie’s JV soccer team lost 4-0 at West Forsyth on May 1. Gracie Finley and Irene Navarro were the players of the game.

In the final game on May 7, Davie went out with a 6-0 win at Parkland. The game was called with 22 minutes remaining because of lightning. Renna Margaret and Fuller Kate Holt had two goals each as Davie finished 2-6-2. Kim Torres and Skylar Dwiggins had one goal.

Family Promise Golf Tournament

The Family Promise of Davie County Golf Tournament will be May 18 at Colin Creek. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the tournament will start at 9 a.m. The cost is $65 per player and $260 per team of four. Email the director at to get signed up.