By Jeff Mapes
Chloe Summers learned last week that she was named to the 2023 All Star by Class Girls Basketball Team. The senior was selected to represent Davis on the Class 3A Small West squad.
Summers, a three-year starter for the Lady Wolves, led the team in scoring this season with 14 points per game. Davis ended with a 12-14 record and advanced to the consolation championship of the regional tournament.
“She’s one of those that next year she’ll be irreplaceable,” Lady Wolves head coach Jeff Brown said. “We will not be able to replace her. She did too many things for our team. It’ll take several players to do what she did for us this year.”
The all-star by class team was not the only accolade Summers received last week. She and freshman Preslee Hunt were named to the all-conference team.
Hunt started for the Lady Wolves and averaged 10 points per game. Brown stated the 5-6 guard had multiple games where she hit five three-pointers.
“We’re very fortunate to get two named because that is a tough conference,” Brown said. “In that conference, I don’t know for our size of school if there is as tougher a conference in the state. To get two girls on there says a lot about Davis basketball.”
For her career, Summers averaged 11.6 points per game. The 5-7 guard played as a freshman and was the sixth man off the bench. She worked her way into the starting lineup her sophomore year.
“She played just as much as the starters did,” Coach Brown said.
Besides scoring, Summers also contributed with her work on the boards. She led with 8.7 rebounds per game.
“That’s been one of the most impressive things about Chloe,” Coach Brown said of her rebounding. “The common fans see all the points she’s scoring and what she does offensively, but she did rebound the basketball as a guard.”
Summers had several games where she posted a double-double in points and rebounds. She averaged two steals and assists per game.
“What she did wasn’t just this year,” Coach Brown said. “She’s been doing it for four years at a high level. One of the most impressive things she did was she was a good teammate. She never looked down or talked down to any of those younger girls. She kind of took them under her wing and showed them the way.”
This marks the third straight season a Davis player has been recognized on the all-star by class team. Jordan Brown was selected in 2021, and Logan Pruitt and Jacie LaNoy were named last year.
On this year’s squad, Summers was one of four players from the conference to be honored. Also selected were Whitney Wade of Marlow, Kyndall Wells of Washington and Kamryn Perry of Lindsay.
By Jeff Mapes