Devils smother Wildcats with defense in JV girls basketball win

By Chris Plasterer, Staff–

Defense was the secret stuff needed for the Davis High JV women’s basketball team to down the visiting Franklin Wildcats 42-24 on Jan. 29.

This is the second meeting this season between the two schools. The first match-up also resulted in a victory for DHS, with a similar score of 45-25 on Jan. 9 at Franklin.

DHS was strong defensively and only gave up three points in the opening quarter to the Wildcats, some which were products of free throws. DHS would put up eight points of its own to close out the first period.

The trend of stifling defense would follow suit for the rest of night for DHS.

“I think our defense was good,” coach Danika Carlisle said. “We had 29 rebounds in the first half and kept through to the second half.”

LISTEN to Carlisle talk about the team’s performance:

The rebounds would result in a comfortable lead for DHS at the break with a score of 21-12.

The aggressive defense continued to spur on the offense for DHS the rest of the night as it was able to build on its lead and add 21 points.

Though DHS came away with the victory coach Carlisle still believes the team “can be more active.”

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