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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Davis beats Caddo in championship

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  • MARIETTA — Jessica Looney scored 13 points, including two crucial free throws in overtime, as Davis slid past Caddo 45-44 in the girls final of the Marietta New Year's Classic on Saturday.
    The Wolves (5-2) fell into an early hole, trailing Caddo 15-5 at one point in the first quarter. Davis rallied back, pulling the score to 21-18 heading into halftime.
    "We didn't get off to a very good start," Davis coach Jeff Brown said. "We weren't doing a good job of guarding (Caddo guard Tobi Miller), especially in the first quarter."
    Miller scored 29 of Caddo's 44 points, including 10 in the opening quarter.
    But it was Looney and Kendal Rogers who provided the closing punch for Davis, combining to score 12 points in a second half rally that saw the Wolves' lead stretch to six points with two minutes left.
    Miller had other ideas, knocking down a 3-point basket, then taking a charge and draining a pair of free throws to reduce the margin to one.
    After Davis tacked on another basket, Miller hit the game-tying trey to force overtime with 12.2 seconds left.
    However, Davis took control in overtime, controlling the pace of play and forcing Caddo into fouls. The Wolves took advantage at the line, making 5-of-8 charity stripe shots to earn the final margin.
    "This was a big win for us," Brown said. "We're still kind of getting into the swing of things and it was big for (Looney and Rogers) to come through for us like that."
    Rogers finished with 10 points and was named tournament MVP, while Looney earned All-Tournament honors.
    Spencer White
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