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Davis Sweeps Homecoming

AND YOUR 2022-23 Basketball Homecoming Queen is . . . . Junior, Kamryn Martin. Martin is pictured with Basketball Homecoming Court (from left:) Last year’s basketball homecoming queen Chloe Summers, Martin, Preslee Hunt, Addison Danker, crown bearer, Sawyer Powell and flower girl, Harper Powell.

By Jeff Mapes

The Davis basketball teams tipped off the stretch run of their regular season on Jan. 23 by sweeping conference foe Lexington on Homecoming. With six games remaining before the postseason, both squads tallied double-digit victories and improved their respective league records.
The Lady Wolves are 15-3 overall and 5-0 in the conference. Davis dropped two more spots to 16th in the latest Class 2A rankings.
The Wolves reappeared at 19th in the latest 2A polls. Coach Dakota Blackwell’s team is 11-7 and 3-2.
Lady Wolves 46 Lexington 24
This game started with three ties and six lead changes. Lexington hit a bucket at the end of the first quarter for an 11-9 lead.
Tied 11-11, Davis then went on a 14-3 run and led 25-14 at halftime. Preslee Hunt, Jakobi LaNoy and Mattie Morton all hit 3s that ignited the charge.
“We came out after that long weekend and we struggled a little bit in the first quarter,” head coach Jeff Brown said referring to the Lady Wolves’ play in the Warner Tournament. “Kind of sluggish but we got things rolling after that. We really put it away there in the second quarter.”
The Lady Wolves held Lexington to 10 points after halftime. Davis led by as many as 18 (38-20) in the third and 25 (46-21) in the fourth.
Hunt nailed five 3s and finished with 20 points. LaNoy made two 3s as well and ended with 10.
Morton had nine while Kensley Barnes scored four of her five points in the second half.
Wolves 54 Lexington 27
Lexington scored 16 points in the first quarter and led 22-20 midway through the second. However, the Bulldogs were outscored 34-7 the rest of the game.
Dalton Hefley’s 3 with 4:13 before halftime sparked an 8-0 Wolves’ run and an 18-6 advantage in second-quarter scoring.
The Bulldogs were limited to five points in the second half including two in the third quarter. Following a 3 to start the fourth, Lexington was held scoreless the final 6:53 of the game.
“That was a good win for us. They’ve kind of had our number the past few years,” Blackwell said of Lexington’s string of victories over the Wolves. “We kind of settled down. Anytime you play defense like that you’ve got a good chance no matter who you are playing.”
Hefley and Wyatt Fielding scored 17 each to lead the Wolves’ attack. Hefley recorded nine in the second quarter while Fielding had nine in the second half.
Spencer Clinton scored six in the first half and finished with eight. Dakota Carter added six.
These same two teams will meet again Feb. 1 at Lexington. Davis will step away from conference action the next night when it visits Coalgate.
Girls’ Game Summary
Lex 11 3 6 4 – 24
Davis 9 16 13 8 – 46
Preslee Hunt 20, Jakobi LaNoy 10, Mattie Morton 9, Kensley Barnes 5 and Shelby Courtney 2.
Boys’ Game Summary
Lex 16 6 2 3 – 27
Davis 10 18 12 14 – 54
Dalton Hefley 17, Wyatt Fielding 17, Spencer Clinton 8, Dakota Carter 6, Isaac Lewis 2, Tyson Moss 2 and Braxdyn Griffin 2.

JUMP and SCORE. Dalton Hefley’s 3 pointer with 4:13 before halftime sparked an 8-0 Wolves’ run and an 18-6 advantage in second-quarter scoring. (Photo by Elissa Hefley)

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