Green Oaks' Princess Davis is cym-bolic athlete

Green Oaks' Princess Davis is cym-bolic athlete


Green Oaks' Princess Davis is cym-bolic athlete


Princess Davis plays the game of basketball at a speed few players in the area can match.

The Green Oaks senior, who has verbally committed to play collegiate basketball for UL-Monroe, is that rare player who can take over the game at any moment or sit back and dish to her teammates letting them do the talking.

Her panache on the court is matched by her ability playing the cymbals in the Green Oaks band and her study habits in the classroom. Currently sporting a 4.188 grade point average in advanced placement courses, Davis is on pace to graduate third in her senior class.

“Princess is an all-around good kid who has a support group from her family and her church members (Round Grove United Methodist Church),” GO coach Shayla Canady said.

Davis has spent the past four seasons toiling with fellow senior Troynecia “Diamond” Wilson after the duo started their careers as seventh-graders at what is now Newton-Smith Elementary School.

“She came from Texas and didn’t play until her eighth-grade year, but she is my best friend,” Davis said.

The duo has formed a formidable front for visiting teams, as the Lady Giants have rolled to an 21-4 overall mark that includes a Parkway Tournament championship game win over previously undefeated El Dorado (Ark.) High. Then, Davis and company posted a 63-43 victory over “Doc” Edwards Tournament champion Mansfield.

Much of the success is attributable to Davis, who can score from anywhere on the court.

“Princess is an awesome leader for me — she’s an extension of my voice on the court after having played for me for four years,” Canady said. “She knows what I expect. It’s very rare to find a kid with that type dedication on and off the court.”

Northwood shortstop to sign

Senior shortstop Jenna Rae Blythe will sign a letter of commitment to UT-Tyler in a ceremony at the school on Feb. 5.

“I stopped by there on the way back from Dallas at a cheer camp and I loved it,” Blythe said. “Everything about the softball field is new and the coach did it himself.”

Since UT-Tyler is a non-scholarship Division III program, Blythe said she will receive academic scholarhip assistance.


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