“We just didn't shoot well,” said Davis County coach Dave Mason. “We had a bunch of nearly point-blank shots that didn’t go in. We’ll take those shots any time.”
A big third quarter gave the Mustangs a sizable lead that held up for the win. Davis County closed out the quarter with a 13-0 run to lead 37-22.
Graves reached double figures with the first basket of the final half.
“Coach told me that I don’t really have to change my game because we are playing without Rylee,” said Graves. “I’m going to look to get to the foul line by attacking the basket.”
Graves had seven points, three steals, and five assists as she led the Mustangs to the big lead.
Roby’s five early points kept Twin Cedars close at 24-22, but Davis County used a number of fast breaks to run outs to get the big lead.
“We saw that we could release a guard against their defense,” said Mason. “We spread our offense a little to put us in better position to do that.”
Wells also reached double figures in the run. Her rebound basket ended the run and the third quarter scoring.
Birchmier reached double figures early in the fourth to keep the Davis County’s lead at 15, 39-24, two minutes into the final quarter.
“I’m confident in my ability to score and rebound in the post, so maybe a little more but not too much change while Rylee is out,” said Birchmier. “I do have to get deep on our press to protect the basket.”
Graves sat out the final minutes after sustaining a blow to the head while going for a loose ball. Even though the game was never really in doubt, her absence let Roby dominate the play over the final minutes.