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February 3, 2010 > Davis leads way in Farmers rout

Davis leads way in Farmers rout

By Nick Zambrano
Photos By Mike Heightchew

It was just another day at the office for Hayward High School center Nailah Davis, last Friday, Jan. 29.

On top of getting her team a 54-34 victory of Tennyson High School, the senior collected 20 points and smashed the boards for 17 rebounds, marking her 12th double-double of the year. In those 12 double-doubles, Davis has averaged 18.4 points and 14 rebounds.

"You've got to keep an eye on her," said Hayward Coach Albert Smith about how much of a threat Davis is.

The win couldn't come any sooner as the Lady Farmers were riding a two-game losing skid that featured their largest defeat, 83-36, to powerhouse Bishop O'Dowd High School.

Dalisia Banks produced seven points and nine rebounds while providing a strong combination with Davis. Asti Davis also got into the mix, collecting seven points and six rebounds.

Tennyson saw its production come from the likes of Kianna Foster, Myendra Landry and Tonisha Lacey. Foster had eight points and eight rebounds, while Lacey had herself eight points and six rebounds. Landry led Tennyson in scoring with nine points.

Hayward has been floating around the .500 mark all month, but has now pushed its record to 10-9 overall (7-3). They sit in fourth place in the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) standings. The Lady Farmers will try to keep above .500 when they face San Leandro High School on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

Tennyson dropped its eighth straight and moving to 7-11, 0-9. Up next on the agenda for the Lady Lancers is a Wednesday, Feb. 3, showdown with Mt Eden High School. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.

HAYWARD 36, MOREAU CATHOLIC 46: Moreau Catholic High School has proven that they don't need any seniors to make a big impression around the HAAL when they knocked off Hayward on Wednesday, January 27. The Lady Mariners bumped up their record with the 10-point victory and stand at 6-2 in league, 10-8 overall, and are currently third place after ripping off five straight wins.

Davis was the lone bright spot for the Lady Farmers as she had 17 points and 17 rebounds. Moreau will face off with San Lorenzo High School on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m.

MT. EDEN 15, BISHOP O'DOWD 74: Bishop O'Dowd seems to be in full control of the HAAL with their victory against the Lady Monarchs of Mt. Eden High School. Mt. Eden drops to 3-5 in HAAL play, and stand at 8-9 for the year. Up next on the agenda for Mt. Eden will be a showdown with Tennyson on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

NEWARK MEMORIAL 51, AMERICAN 39: Newark Memorial High School's Lady Cougars continued its dominance in MVAL play with a victory of American High School on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Chaunise Powell continued her incredible season with another double-double performance, this one for 14 points and 19 rebounds. Taylor Norman got into the act once again, this time ripping off 16 points and 10 rebounds.

NEWARK MEMORIAL 57, JAMES LOGAN 44: The win over the James Logan High School Lady Colts marks the fifth straight win for the Lady Cougars; it also marked the third straight loss for Logan. Powell put on a show for the Logan crowd as she drilled the Lady Colts for 19 points and 12 boards. Norman, along with Kelsey Pease also broke the double-digit point total. The freshman Norman had 12 points; Pease dropped 13.

Logan drops to 3-5 in league play, while the losing streak matches their longest of the year. The Lady Colts can rebound with a win at John F. Kennedy High School, Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Newark (7-1) will try to make it six straight against Irvington High School, also on Wednesday night.

IRVINGTON 39, WASHINGTON 53: Sabrina Swayzer continued her hot play when she and the Washington High School Lady Huskies coasted pass Irvington. Swayzer led all scorers with 15 points. Accompanying her effort was Julie Selph, Selph dominated on the boards, collecting 10 rebounds to go along with her 14 points.

Washington will try to extend its two-game winning streak when they travel to Mission San Jose High School on Wednesday night, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Huskies are 11-9 overall, and are tied with Mission for second place in the MVAL with a 5-2 mark.

JAMES LOGAN 40, MISSION SAN JOSE 42: Mission San Jose continued its march on the MVAL with a close victory over the Logan Lady Colts. Since the loss to Newark on January 18, the Lady Warriors have ripped off three straight wins. The win propels Mission to 16-5 (5-2) before their rematch with Washington. On January 13, Mission was stunned by the Lady Huskies, 49-46.

JOHN F. KENNEDY 23, AMERICAN 68: American snapped a two-game losing streak when they defeated the John F. Kennedy High School Lady Titans on Friday, Jan. 29.

The 45-point victory came just in time as the Lady Eagles will face Logan on Friday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. American broke even in league play (4-4) and at the same time boosted their overall record to 13-8 with the win over Kennedy. Kennedy remains without a win in MVAL play and drop their record to 4-14 on the year.

California School for the Deaf were crowned champions of the Western States Basketball Classic this past weekend, January 28-30. In the championship round, the Lady Eagles defeated the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, 38-24.

The Lady Eagles saw Hyland, Alexandra Brinkley and Ri'Chara Glenn get named to the All Tournament squad also.

In the first round of the tourney, Hyland led the charge against the Washington School for the Deaf with her 16 points and 17 rebounds; Natalie Lizarraga had 10 points and nine rebounds. And in their second round game with the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, CSD cruised, 39-27. Glenn smashed on the net with 14 points; Hyland had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Lady Eagles will have some time off before they face Fremont Christian High School on Thursday, Feb. 11.

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