The bandleader rocked from long distance.

The bandleader rocked from long distance.

Juliann Jantz, Dickson guard-slash-Christian band singer, had career highs of 18 points and five 3-balls Tuesday night in a 47-36 victory over Davis, the Comets’ eighth victory in the last nine games.

“We planned on her shooting the ball well,” Dickson coach Ron Dwyer said. “We don’t let her pass up shots.”

For Jantz, it was a way to bounce back from a rough three-game Tishomingo Invitational, in which Dickson (9-7, 3-0 Lake Country Conference) lost the championship game to Tishomingo on Saturday. She didn’t score more than seven points in a game and was scoreless in the finale.

“This past tournament, I didn’t shoot very well,” the senior said. “I came in and practiced scenarios and shooting.”

Davis (9-5, 1-2), the Healdton Bulldog Bash champion whose four-game winning streak ended, held two short leads in the first half but had a 20-19 edge at intermission. Kendal Rogers laid in a shot with 41 seconds left in the half for the Wolves’ first lead since 2-1.

Dickson started the second half on a 9-2 run sparked by Taylor Lacy’s 3-point shot. Jantz made it 33-25 with her fourth 3-point basket.

Two Desirae Allen layups and a Jantz 3 helped give Dickson its largest lead at 43-30 midway through the fourth period.

“We didn’t come out and stick out our game plan,” Davis coach Amie Lampkin said. “Usually we depend on our defense being solid.”

The Comets attacked from outside all game long. Jantz hit her first three treys, Tory Dwyer knocked in another, and Krissy Atnip sank two long-range 2s, one foot inside the arc each time, in the first half.

But the Wolves never fell behind by more than five points. They scored 12 points inside the paint the first half, but after Rogers’ layup, they didn’t score again until the 4:37 mark of the third quarter.

Rogers, Casha Birch and Skye Griffin each scored nine points to lead Davis. Tory Dwyer scored 11 for Dickson.

I.C. Murrell