By Kedrick Storey/Southern Sentinel
BOONEVILLE – Pine Grove coach Cliff Ormon doesn’t shy away from the fact that as Bryana Davis goes, so go the Lady Panthers.
Especially after Davis helped the Lady Panthers advance on Monday in the Division 1-1A Tournament.
Davis nearly outscored the opposition with a game-high 30 points in the Lady Panthers’ 50-33 win over Wheeler.
“She’s certainly the scorer of our team and when she gets going, it opens up the scoring for everybody else,” said Ormon who’s guided the Lady Panthers for eight seasons.
Ormon didn’t need very much from everybody else, as his junior guard scored 16 points in the first half, including 10 in the second quarter to help break open a close game.
The Lady Panthers closed the half with an 18-6 run to lead 30-18 at intermission. Davis added 10 more points in the third quarter to help open up a 46-26 lead at the 1:40 mark, their biggest of the game.
“We tried to contain her, but she’s just so athletic and such a good player that she’s going to get her points,” said Wheeler coach Nathan Garner.
Aaliyah Miller led Wheeler with 10 points.
(G) Thrasher 57, Jumpertown 23: The Lady Rebels (16-9) will face Pine Grove in Thursday’s semifinals after they got 29 points from Xeneia Sorrell in an easy win. Thrasher, which led 25-3 after one quarter, limited Jumpertown to single digits in all four quarters.
Kristen Cartwright led Jumpertown with 10 points.
(B) Pine Grove 60, Thrasher 51: In the nightcap, the No. 6 seeded Panthers put four players in double figures to upset the No. 3 seeded Rebels.
Andrew Hopper and James Baker scored 16 points, Austin Hopper added 14 and Raygan Stroupe 10 for Pine Grove. O’Neal Cummings led Thrasher with a game-high 17 points.