By Shane Bennett
The Davis Lady Wolves notched their fourth win of the season on Dec. 15 over Lexington at home. Davis overcame poor three-point shooting with good ball movement and defense to take down the Lady Bulldogs, 47-39.
Defense in the paint was a challenge for the Lady Wolves all night as Lexington brought two post players taller than any of the Lady Wolves. Davis countered in the first quarter with Logan Pruitt netting six points and Jordan Brown adding a three-pointer to give Davis a 13-10 lead.
In the second, Jacie LaNoy and Morgan Scott both connected from downtown to go with five more points from Pruitt. That gave the home team a 26-20 lead at the break.
In the third quarter, Davis did it with defense. Lexington managed just five points in the frame as the Lady Wolves stretched their lead to double-digits, 37-25.
“They’re two big girls gave us some trouble trying to keep them from scoring, but we really played pretty good defense all night,” said Lady Wolves head coach Jeff Brown.
In the fourth, the Lady Bulldogs found the long ball. They used three treys to mount a comeback, but the Red-and-White cashed in at the free-throw line to hold them at bay. Davis made four of seven foul shots and held on for an eight-point win.
“This was one of those games where if we had shot well, we might have blown them out,” coach Brown admitted after the game. “We’re moving the ball on offense and playing good defense too. This is about as well as we’ve played in several years.”
The Lady Wolves improved to 4-2 on the season in what suddenly became the last game before Christmas. The Lexington game came on the evening of the first day of virtual classes at Davis due to COVID numbers among the students and staff across campus. After Tuesday, that situation hit home for the girls basketball team, which joined the boys in quarantine. Likewise, the Davis wrestling team got shut down in the middle of the week as well, causing the Wolves to cancel tournaments planned for the weekend.
Now, all the Davis athletes will be off until after Christmas, hoping for lower coronavirus numbers and chance to continue toward possible postseason action. The Davis basketball teams will jumpstart the second semester with a road trip to Pauls Valley on Jan. 5.
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 13 13 11 10 – 47
Lexington 10 10 5 14 – 39
D – Logan Pruitt 19, Grace Murphy 8, Jacie LaNoy 8, Chloe Summers 6, Jordan Brown 3 and Morgan Scott 3.