West Rowan girls move to 2-0 with win over Davie

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MOUNT ULLA —If the Davie County girls basketball team was looking for trouble, it came to the right place Tuesday night.

West Rowan jumped to an 18-point first-quarter lead and never looked back, sending the visiting War Eagles to a 68-43 loss.

“We played to our advantage,” winning coach Ashley Poole said after the Falcons won their second game in as many nights. “Which means we went to our post player. We all came in and went to work.”

West’s post player is 5-foot-10 Abigail Wilson — the sophomore who poured in 29 points one night after scoring 28 in an overtime win at Lake Norman. Wilson repeatedly established position under the basket for strong-armed layups and offensive rebounds.

“She does not play like a sophomore,” Poole said. “She plays like a veteran who has been around the game for a while. Not many people can guard her.”

Wilson scored 15 points in the third quarter, the last when she hit a stick-back at the buzzer to provide a 56-39 West lead. Teammate Egypt Alexander had 10 points. Davie (0-3), which failed to make a field goal in the final period, was paced by senior Trinity Hayes (13 points) and sophomore Rylea Carter (12).

West will try to win its third straight Friday night at Central Cabarrus.

“None of it surprises me,” Poole said. “I work with these girls day-in and day-out. I know what they’re capable of doing.”

DAVIE COUNTY (43) — Hayes 13, Carter 12, M.Lewis 9, Tellup 5, Visser 2, K.Lewis 2.

WEST ROWAN (68) — Wilson 29, Alexander 10, Connolly 7, Sobataka 6, Robinson 4, Hillie 3, Evans 3, Vaughters 2, Poole 2, Hairston 1, Pharr 1, Blabon, Hoffner.

Davie County        6    14    19    4 — 43

West Rowan        24    7     25    12 — 68