El Reno’s Kiera Davis – Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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By John Tranchina

For Kiera Davis, it feels like something she is expected to do, so taking on a leadership role for the El Reno basketball team is just her fulfilling her obligation as a senior.

“I think it is for seniors to be role models to underclassmen,” said Davis, who has been playing basketball since she was six. “We have a responsibility both on and off the court to represent our school, our coaches, and our families as well. Most college coaches are looking for players with good character. I understand in order to play at the next level it is my responsibility to excel both on and off the court.”

Davis, who averaged 6.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game last season, has stepped up this year and has helped the Lady Indians to a 6-2 record over their past eight contests. After falling in the Class 5A state quarterfinals each of the past two years, she is hoping to go a bit deeper in the playoffs in her final attempt.

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“Our season started slowly but we are gaining momentum and getting better every game,” said Davis, who is a four-year member of the National Honor Society and has taken concurrent classes at Redlands Community College since her sophomore year. “I realize as a senior I have to step up and be a better leader. I’m looking forward to the second half of the season and hopefully making it to our third consecutive year of the state tournament.”

As much as she loves the sport, Davis hopes to keep playing next year in college somewhere, while also pursuing lofty academic goals.

“I hope to play basketball while earning my undergraduate degree in biology,” said Davis, who also spends time volunteering at her church and with at-risk elementary school students. “I plan to go to dental school and ultimately hope to become an orthodontist.”

 

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