That’s something that served Davis well throughout the 2011-12 basketball season. She became the Lady Warriors’ go-to player in the post who averaged 13 points, 7.2 rebounds and was a 73-percent free-throw shooter.
Her efforts helped carry the Lady Warriors to an 18-9 season, which ended against eventual Class 4A state champion Jacksonville in the Area 10 tournament 58-53.
The Cherokee County basketball coaches took note of Davis’ performance throughout the season. They selected her as their All-County Girls Basketball Most Valuable Player.
“It’s an honor to be selected, but I couldn’t have won this without my teammates behind me,” Davis said. “I was the one who was scoring, but my teammates were passing me the ball, getting it in to me, helping me get up and down the court. They helped me receive this, and I’m honored for the coaches to vote me their MVP.”
Barnes said Davis has the rare combination of ability and a strong work ethic.
“She was our offensive catalyst this season,” he said. “We tried to run a lot of our offense through her. She was a big key to us bringing a second straight county championship back to Cherokee County High School.”
Davis said her biggest goal throughout the season was “to just help the team get better.”
Even though the Lady Warriors’ season ended sooner than they would have liked, Davis said the team still finished on a positive note, and along with winning the county MVP award, it motivates her to take things even further next season.
“To be beaten by the state champions is OK. We were ahead late, but we just couldn’t grab it at the end like we needed to. We could have lost by several more points, but we came and fought, and that excites me.
“I’m just glad I could do what I did this season for our team. Maybe this summer I can prepare even more for next season.”
Joining Davis on the All-County squad is three of her teammates in senior guard Candace Blanchard, senior forward Hannah Welsh and senior center Melody Berry.
Cedar Bluff (14-15) had a pair of selections in junior forward Audrianna Hargitt and sophomore guard Katie McGinnis.
Sand Rock (12-17) also had a pair of selections in junior post player Amber Ashley and eighth-grade guard Emily Langley.
Senior guard Jordan Sides represents county tournament runner-up Spring Garden (17-12). Senior guard Katlin Hammett was selected from Gaylesville (9-16).