Davis dynamite for Perry

When you're talking about the cream of the crop in Region 4-AAA girls hoops, the defending state champion Northeast Raiderettes come to mind. But a group of Panthers down in Perry are quickly changing that.

For the second time in a week, the Panthers defeated Northeast to claim the region title. One of the big reasons for Perry's success on the hardwood this season.....Moreemi Davis.

"You talking about someone who's excited to have a post player like Moreemi, and she's only a junior. Man, I'm lucky!" Perry Head Coach John Chance says. "She's been a blessing for our program."

"I try to focus real hard before every game," Davis said. "I work really hard in practice, and that means playing really well on game nights."

Davis is averaging 12 points and ten rebounds a game in 2003, but this agile post player knows her strengths and weaknesses.

"I don't have a jumper," laughed Davis. "If I get a jumper and improve my dribbling skills, I'm going to be unstoppable."

"Her rebounding ability is incredible," said Chance. "On the offensive and defensive boards, it doesn't matter, she rises above the rest."

It's that rebounding ability that's helped lead the Lady Panthers to consecutive wins over Northeast. Her skills on the hardwood have not only opened her coaches eyes, but opposing coaches as well.

"She is a tremendous ballplayer," Northeast Head Coach Alvin Copeland says. "She does as well as any player in our area down in the paint, and she's only a junior, we've got to keep an eye on her at all times."


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