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Varsity girls show progress in defeat

The Davie varsity girls basketball team was behind by 14 after the first quarter and by 31 after the third at East Forsyth on Feb. 9.

But it wasn’t all negative in a 70-50 loss to a team that was tied for first place in the Central Piedmont Conference.

East mashed Davie by 44 in the first matchup. West Forsyth destroyed Davie by 41 in the first meeting; the margin was 24 in the rematch. That represents progress for the rebuilding War Eagles, who fell to 3-8 overall and 2-7 in the CPC.

Somer Johnson sustained her hot streak with a career-high 14 points. After averaging 3.5 over the first eight games, the sophomore has scored at a 10.6 clip in the last three.

Elizabeth Johnson, another gifted sophomore, scored 13. That’s seven double-figure games for the post player.

Freshman Kenadi Gentry had a season-high 10 in her sixth varsity game.

The other points came from Layla Caldwell (four), Olivia Tatum (four), Keelyn Oakes (three) and Malayka Rankin (two).

East improved to 10-1, 8-1. East and West were tied for first at this point.