“We had a very good night and this is a big win for us,” said first year Woods Cross coach Craig Geis. “The girls did a very good job of running our offense and playing tough defense.”
Woods Cross jumped out quick on the Darts taking an 18-10 lead in the first quarter. That lead ballooned to 32-22 at halftime.
“We felt good about how we were playing,” said Geis. “We also knew Davis would not quit and that they would come after us. They are a great program.”
The Darts did just that, outscoring Woods Cross 19-14 to cut the lead to 46-41. But the final eight minutes the Cats put the game away with a 28-18 scoring barrage.
Xojian Harry was nothing less than amazing finishing the game with 20 points three rebounds and six steals with no turnovers.
“Xojian was in a zone,” Geis said. “She had a great game and the kind of game she expects from herself every day. She’s a terrific player and a great young lady.”
Another player that helped control the outcome of the game was Nikki Fernandes. The star soccer player showed she doesn’t lose anything when moving to hardwood as she ran the point finishing with 12 points one rebound, nine assists and one steal.
“Nikki did a great job of running the offense,” Gei said. “She has great vision and confidence.”
The Wildcats bench outscored the Darts 25-0, which was a point of success Geis pointed out.
“Bench play is so important to the success of a team,” Geis said. “Our bench players take pride in their jobs and do it well. I’m very pleased with them.”
Kristin Stahle had a break out game as she finished the game with 13 points two rebounds and two steals.
Davis High’s Alli Blake kept the Darts in the game as she continued to prove to be one of the best players in the state. Blake finished the night with 20 points 16 rebounds seven assists and two blocks.
Davis coach Amy Wright was very impressed with the Wildcats.
“We have seen some good teams in our preseason match ups and I have to put Woods Cross right up there,” Wright said. “They have all the personnel to make up a great team and coach Geis has them playing together seamlessly. The display of fundamentals and level of execution speaks volumes as to the type of coaching and coachability of his team.”