The Davis County girls and boys basketball teams overcame slow starts to earn conference road wins at Clarke.
In the girls’ game, Davis County trailed by as many as nine in the first half but utilized a strong third quarter to down Clarke 54-43. Senior Hannah Schooley scored a game-high 18 points including five three-pointers. Sophomore Macy Hill added 16 off the bench for the Lady Mustangs.
Davis County outscored Clarke 22-8 in the decisive third quarter. The Lady Mustangs won their third game in a row as they improved to 6-4 on the season and 2-3 in the South Central Conference. Kaitlyn Halsband led Clarke (1-8, 1-5) with 14 points.
In the nightcap, Clarke put the Davis County boys in an early hole. Trailing 11-3 with 2:37 left in the first quarter, Mustang head coach Jamie Cason called timeout.
“I told them to wake up. We started off so sluggish,” Cason said. “Clarke is a good team. They played Centerville and Albia tough. If we didn’t get it together, we were going to be in trouble.”
The Mustangs responded with a 24-1 run to close the first half which gave Davis County a lead they would never relinquish. Sophomore Dalton Reeves scored a career-high 27 points as the Mustangs (2-5, 1-2) cruised to a 62-38 win and put an end to their three-game losing streak. Dalton Stubbe scored 13 points to lead Clarke (0-8, 0-5).
The Davis County girls and boys continue their road swing Friday night when they take on conference foe Chariton at the Charger Dome.