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Summers buries back-to-back buzzer beaters

Buzzer beaters and steady improvement highlighted a busy week for Davis’ two basketball teams. Inclement weather forced both squads to play three games in a four-day span.
The Lady Wolves defeated Lexington, Washington and Lindsay to go 3-0 Feb. 8-11. The Wolves continued to show promise despite losing to all three conference schools.
Davis 38, Lindsay 36
For the second night in a row, Chloe Summers hit a game-winning shot for the Lady Wolves. This time, a layup at the buzzer handed Davis a dramatic win over Lindsay on Feb. 11.
Summers returned to action after missing three games. She suffered an ankle injury against Sulphur. “It’s great to have her back,” said head coach Jeff Brown. “We play with so much more confidence with her in the game. It’s just the confidence that everybody else has.”
Senior Logan Pruitt threw a great in-bounds pass to Summers with one second left. The junior slipped behind the Lindsay defense and scored just in time. “I’m telling Logan to look deep. Let’s take a chance,” said Coach Brown. “They made a mistake by not getting back. Chloe took off and Logan threw it to her.”
Both teams had opportunities in the last minute to break the 36-36 tie, but neither could cash in on the other’s mistakes. Davis was whistled for a lane violation with eight seconds left, but the Leopardettes were called for walking seven ticks later.
The Lady Wolves fell behind in the second quarter and trailed by as much as 12. Lindsay’s sharp 3-point shooting sparked an 11-0 run and the Leopardettes led until the fourth quarter. Davis tightened its defense and used a press to spark a 14 -2 run.  The Lady Wolves forced turnovers and allowed only five fourth-quarter points.
Davis 34, Washington 31
Summers hit a game-winning 3-pointer to give the Lady Wolves the thrilling win at Washington Feb. 10. On the play, Jacie LaNoy drove the right side of the lane and kicked it out to Summers on the wing.  She swished it as the buzzer sounded. “Jacie hit Chloe with a perfect pass,” said Brown. “Chloe knocked down the shot.”
The fourth quarter was tense down the stretch. There were 3 ties and 3 lead changes. Washington took a 31-29 lead with 4:23 left on a 3-point play. The score remained until Logan Pruitt’s layup at 1:35 made it 31-31.
Washington committed a turnover with 44 seconds left and a fifth team foul with 9.8 seconds remaining. The Lady Warriors called timeout where Brown designed the play.
“We were going to run Jacie off a couple screens,” Brown said. “She had the green light to shoot it. Off the drive, she had her option of either shooting it or passing it”
Davis built an 18-10 lead in the first half on Kamryn Martin’s 3.  From that point on, Washington began to chip away at the Davis lead and outscored the Lady Wolves 15-4.
Davis 64, Lexington 36
The Lady Wolves turned what was a close game early on into an eventual rout as they celebrated Senior Night Feb. 8.
Davis combined 3-point shooting with free throws to spark a huge 21-5 second-quarter run. The two teams were tied 12-12 when Davis went on a 7-0 run. Summers’ 3 punctuated the charge with 4:21 remaining in the first half. Summers had 14 points at halftime with three 3s and 5-of-6 shooting at the line. LaNoy added 7. She was perfect at the charity stripe going 4-of-4.
Pruitt and freshman Kinsley Barnes combined for eight first half points, despite battling foul trouble.
The Lady Wolves helped their cause with excellent foul shooting. Davis shot 81% at the line on 13-of-16 makes.
Davis then went on another 6-0 run over the next 1:12 and led 25-12.  Lexington eventually scored with two free throws at the 3:09 mark.
Davis continued shooting well at the line in the second half. The Lady Wolves went 16-of-21 for 76% after halftime. Summers was five-for-seven. LaNoy went 6-of-7, and Pruitt contributed going 3-of-5. For the game, Davis shot 37 free throws at 78%.
Pauls Valley 46, Davis 41
On Feb. 1, the Lady Wolves fell behind early and suffered a conference loss on the road. At the time, it was their sixth loss in eight games.
Pauls Valley hit four 3s in the first quarter and never looked back. It was an uphill climb from there.
Davis trailed 14-9 after the first and 28-22 at halftime. The Lady Wolves outscored PV in the second half, 19-18, and held the Lady Panthers to only one 3
Lindsay 54, Davis 48
Almost a month ago, Lindsay routed the Wolves by 51 points. The outcome may have been the same, but the Wolves’ showing this time was certainly different.
“They’ve just stepped up their game,” said Wolves head coach Bill Martin about his own team. “I just challenged everybody to look at themselves to see what they can do different and better. “They’ve really owned it.”
The Leopards led from start-to-finish, but Davis did make it interesting in the fourth. The Wolves hit three 3s and chipped away at a 12-point third-quarter deficit. Davis pulled within four on Dalton Hefley’s 3 with 37 seconds left.
Washington 57, Davis 49
The Wolves went toe-to-toe with 13th-ranked Washington. Davis held several leads in the first half but could never build on any of their 1-point leads. “We’re in games now,” Martin said. “The mountain we’re really climbing is how to win those big games.”
Washington used a quick 3-0 second-quarter run to go ahead 21-20.
The Warriors could never shake the Wolves after halftime. Davis used 3-point shooting to stay within reach. Hefley hit three 3s, while Jake Parker added another. Davis came within 3 twice late in the game. The second on a put-back by junior Spencer Clinton.
Lexington 61, Davis 45
The Wolves gave a strong first-half effort on Senior Night. However, Lexington pulled away after halftime.
Lexington grabbed the early lead. Davis hung close and trailed 22-21 on a steal and Raydyn Amos layup.
Amos and Clinton scored eight first-half points. Dalton Hefley sparked the Wolves with 3 second quarter 3s.
The Bulldogs opened the third with a run and built a 12-point lead. The margin swelled to 19 late in the fourth quarter.
For the game, Davis made 6 trips to the line and was 6-of-11. Lexington made 11 trips in the second half alone.
Pauls Valley 47, Davis 28
On Feb. 1, the Wolves dropped a conference road loss to the Panthers. Davis kept it close early, but cold shooting and foul trouble determined its fate. The two teams were tied 6-6 after the first, but Pauls Valley outscored the Wolves 30-8 in the second and quarters and led 37-14.
Girls Game Summaries
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 10 10 2 12 – 38
Lindsay 11 12 8 5 – 36
D – Jacie LaNoy 12, Logan Pruitt 12, Chloe Summers 9, Kamryn Martin 3 and Kensley Barnes 2.
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 10 10 2 12 – 34
Washington 6 11 8 6 – 31
D – Logan Pruitt 12, Jacie LaNoy 6, Kamryn Martin 5, Chloe Summers 5, Cayden Buckaloo 4 and Kensley Barnes 2.
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 10 23 14 17 – 64
Lexington 8 11 10 7 – 36
D – Chloe Summers 21, Jacie LaNoy 15, Logan Pruitt 13, Madison Adams 5, Kensley Barnes 4, Cayden Buckaloo 4, Kamryn Martin 2.
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 9 13 7 12 – 41
Pauls Valley 14 14 7 11 – 46
D – Kensley Barnes 13, Logan Pruitt 13, Jacie LaNoy 9 and Cayden Buckaloo 6.
Boys Game Summaries
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 9 9 12 18 – 48
Lindsay 16 14 12 12 – 54
D – Raydyn Amos 11, Spencer Clinton 11, Dalton Hefley 8, Dakota Carter 8, Cody Caraway 4, Jake Parker 3 and Tyson Moss 3.
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 11 11 15 12 – 49
Washington 10 13 17 17 – 57
D – Dalton Hefley 13, Jake Parker 10, Dakota Carter 9, Spencer Clinton 7, Cody Caraway 6, Raydyn Amos 2 and Tyson Moss 2.
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 8 19 8 10 – 45
Lexington 14 17 16 14 – 61
D – Raydyn Amos 16, Spencer Clinton 10, Dalton Hefley 9, Dakota Carter 4, Cody Caraway 4 and Jake Parker 2.
Team 1 2 3 4 – F
Davis 6 5 3 14 – 28
Pauls Valley 6 16 15 10 – 47
D – Cody Caraway 10, Raydyn Amos 7, Dakota Carter 5, Dalton Hefley 4 and Spencer Clinton 2.

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