By Jenna Dyer,
The Davis High’s women’s basketball team defeated the St. Francis Troubadours 44-34 at the Golden One stadium in Sacramento on Feb.7. This game holds down a spot in playoffs for Davis and knocks St. Francis out of the running.
Davis also beat St. Francis in a previous league game 54-48.
The Devils came out energetic in the first minutes with strong offense from senior studs Cristina Oliva and Alex Agnew. With Davis taking a solid lead throughout the first quarter, the Troubadours came back to bring the score 12-8 to Davis, closing the first quarter.
The Troubadours started the second quarter off with a tough offense, shaking up the Davis defense. Sophomores Emme Eisenman and Lily Hessl contributed to the Davis offense, creating multiple opportunities.
Multiple three pointers from Oliva’s stand out offense ended the half with Davis in the lead 24-19.
The Troubadours came back hard the second half tying up the game 26-26, half way through the second quarter. A close game ensued the rest of the quarter with intense opportunity and multiple chances from junior Surina Beal.
“We did well moving the ball and playing as a team. We could have definitely rebounded better, we let them get too many second chance opportunities and that’s what kept them in the game for as long as they were,” Beal said.
The nail-biting third quarter ended with Davis in the lead by a slim two points, leaving the score 30-28.
The Devils significantly increased the score in the fourth quarter, dominating the St. Francis defense and ending the game with a 10 point lead.
The women’s varsity basketball will continue their season in playoffs against Monterey Trail on Valentine’s Day.