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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Lone Grove post play leads to road victory

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  • DAVIS ­­— The Davis Lady Wolves rode the high scoring of their two tall forwards and pulled away down the stretch for a 50-38 victory over Lone Grove on Tuesday night at the Pete Byrd Sports Center. Becky Wilson had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Julie Romine had 14 points to lead the way for Davis. Davis (2-2) used solid defense to build a good lead. The Lady Wolves had a 12-4 lead after the first quarter and increased their advantage to 27-10 by halftime. “We are a pretty young team, and I was very pleased with the way all the girls played tonight,” Davis coach Jeff Brown said. “Our two big scorers right now are a freshman and a sophomore. So we expect to get better as we move through the season. We have been playing nine or 10 players every night, and I believe that’s about what we used tonight. But we are lacking so much in experience. I was pleased that our big scorers did not get into foul trouble. In our earlier games, fouls had been a problem, and we had to work around that.” Lone Grove (2-3) regrouped at intermission, outscored Davis 16-10 in the third and pulled to within 37-26 heading to the final eight minutes. But as the Wolves went more and more to the paint, the Lady Longhorns simply did not have an answer for Romine and Wilson. “We had a lot of trouble scoring in the first half,” Lone Grove coach Jeff Word said. “We did a good job from the free throw line, but we simply are not shooting well from the floor. We played a solid third period, and now we have to figure out how to play four full periods like that. I know the urgency is there for our girls. We just have to keep working until we capture the feel for the entire game.” Davis hit 20 of 42 from the floor (48 percent) to just 35 percent (10 of 29) for Lone Grove. At the line, however, the Lady Longhorns were 18 of 26 (69 percent) to just 6 of 14 (43 percent) for the Lady Wolves. Hannah Howard led Lone Grove scoring with 12 points, including a perfect 8 of 8 from the line. Megan Garrison had 6 points, and Savannah Throneberry chipped in 5 points for the Lady Longhorns.

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