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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Davenport quite a dandy for Clarkston, keeps getting better

   | Jeff Dullack

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Davenport quite a dandy for Clarkston, keeps getting better

CLARKSTON – After a breakout sophomore season on the local prep girls hardwood, everyone knew all-state forward Erika Davenport was ready to wreak havoc this winter in her junior year at Clarkston.
 
With several standout players from last year’s Clarkston squad that won a league and district title returning, all eyes have been on Davenport and her Wolves, since the 2013-2014 campaign tipped off last month.
 
And the star power forward hasn’t disappointed once bit.
 
The 6-foot-1 Davenport has been lighting up the stat book so far this season, going crazy in thr double-double department. Her team is 6-1.
 
In her most recent outing, she overcame first half foul trouble to tally 18 points and 14 rebounds in a comeback win over Stoney Creek back on Friday.
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During the offseason, Davenport made improvements to her perimeter game, while still continuing to add to her skill set in the post, becoming an even more complete player than she already is.
 
“My outside game has gotten better and I'm still working on adding to my post moves,” she said. “I think my defense has improved and things like passing and my leadership ability has gotten better as well. I'm pretty happy with how things are going overall.”
 
Clarkston head coach Tim Wasilk said that he’s seen Davenport continue to come up huge for his team in a number of ways.
 
“The big thing with Erika that I’ve s