BY ADAM GORE
The season came to a much shorter end than Sally Davis had hoped for, but there is no denying the mark she has left on the Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs basketball program over the past four seasons.
As a sophomore, Davis played a pivotal role in the Lady Bulldogs making their first ever state tournament appearance and despite a season-ending injury last season during the division tournament the senior point guard would not be denied another shot at a state championship this season.
“I picked it up this year because last year I had a knee injury… I think we had a wonderful season, Davis said.
Davis finished with 16 points and nine rebounds in her final game as a Lady Bulldogs including back-to-back 3-pointers that helped pull Aberdeen back within a two-point game by the end of the third quarter.
Despite Monday’s 62-48 loss in the state semifinals, she was able to smile when looking back on the high level of success enjoyed by the Lady Bulldogs during her high school career.
“I’ve really enjoyed playing with my teammates and knowing they always had my back… I just wish I could go back and correct the mistakes from tonight to get us the win,” Davis said.
She leaves a pair of big shoes to fill at the point guard position next season, but also a bit of advice for future Lady Bulldogs hoping to follow in her footsteps.
“Play hard on defense and for the next point guard just step it up to do big things for the team,” she said.
Aberdeen finished with a record of 82 wins and 23 losses, one division championship, and made three-straight state tournament appearances with Davis running the show at the point.