March 8, 1998 in Sports

Davis Is New Queen Of The B’S Manson Sharpshooter Steals Show

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Manson High School’s Katie Davis received a personally delivered handwritten note on Saturday from a former Queen B.

It was from Jennifer Stinson, whose well-documented prep career at Davenport brought the Gorillas two state titles as well as scads of personal records. Two of Stinson’s records fell this week. But Davis, a skinny 6-foot-1 shooter, didn’t stop there with Stinson.

Among her four-game accomplishments:

Scored 50 points in a Friday win over Wahkiakum, surpassing Stinson’s mark of 43 set in 1995.

Totaled 138 points, breaking Susan Theel of Quinault’s 126-point total set in 1987.

Made 50 field goals, breaking Theel’s (1987) and Stinson’s (1993) mark of 46.

Averaged 34.5 points per game, surpassing Theel’s 31.5 average.

Made 18 free throws against Wahkiakum, breaking former Creston player Tammy Tibbles record set in 1984.

“It’s been incredible,” said Davis, whose team finished fourth after coming from behind to beat Sunnyside Christian 66-55 Saturday afternoon.

Davis, who averaged 17.7 ppg during the season, scored 31 points and set the record for total points in one tournament (138) when she scored on a putback with 6:07 left in the game. She also had 59 rebounds in the four games for a 14.8 average that led the tournament.

Prior to Saturday’s game, Stinson visited with Davis.

“I told her congratulations and gave her a little note,” said Stinson, who’s gone on to a successful volleyball career at Washington State and plans to play basketball next season. “I’m glad she’s the one who took the record. She deserves it.”

Coincidentally, when Stinson scored her 43 points, it was against Manson during Davis’ freshman season. The state tournament program incorrectly listed Stinson’s record came against Bridgeport-Mansfield.

But Davis knew full well it was against the Trojans.

“I was guarding her,” said Davis.

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MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story:

The Davis File

Four-game totals for Manson’s Katie Davis at the Girls State B basketball tournament.

FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct. 3s TP Ave

50-86 58.1 36-45 80.0 2 138 34.5

This sidebar appeared with the story: The Davis File Four-game totals for Manson’s Katie Davis at the Girls State B basketball tournament. FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct. 3s TP Ave 50-86 58.1 36-45 80.0 2 138 34.5


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