The Davis High girls basketball team closed 2013 out with a bang on Tuesday, running away with a 69-25 victory at Yuba City.
The Honkers weren’t much of a match for the Lady Blue Devils (9-4), who won their fourth game of the season by at least 44 points, and DHS coach Karen Foster liked the way her team handled itself.
“We played well, distributed the ball really well and played great defense,” said the third-year mentor whose Devils had 18 assists and 30 steals. “We have been having really good practices and it was nice to see that translate on the floor.”
Davis is spending a ton of time on the practice court as Tuesday’s contest was the only one in a 16-day stretch between the Napa Tourney and the locals’ next outing, a Jan. 7 game at Inderkum.
And those workouts featured more competition for the Blue Devils than they got Tuesday against 1-10 Yuba City.
“You try to find the right combination (of games on the schedule),” Foster explained. “You don’t want blowouts like this and you definitely don’t want to run up the score. But we had a chance to really work on our halfcourt offense, and the girls did well.”
DHS junior Katie Grahn had a hot shooting day, finishing with a team-high 13 points while senior La’Rell Cato continued her strong inside play with 10 points and a team-best 10 rebounds.
Emma Stenz added nine points for the Devils, Caitlin Mazzoleni had eight, Alaina King chipped in seven — hitting the locals’ only 3-pointer — and Sophie Seng scored six. Four points from Rachael Allison, three each from Sarah Bloise and Kelly Goedde-Mattews and Jamie Bautista’s bucket rounded out the Davis scoring.
“We really ran the offense well, moved the ball around and found the open man,” Foster said.