Press, press, press: Billings Skyview girls swarm Billings Senior

BILLINGS — Charlize Davis has been a three-sport contributor at Billings Skyview going on four years now, but it’s sometimes a little too easy to overlook the level of her athleticism.

She’s a state placer in track and field and led the Falcons’ girls soccer team with 14 goals this past fall. Finally getting a chance to play extended varsity basketball minutes as a starter this season, she’s showing her quickness, strength and competitiveness translates to the hardwood, as well.

Davis helped key a swarming Falcons’ defense that produced 19 steals in a 75-34 runaway win over Billings Senior on Thursday night at the Senior gym. Davis had five of those steals and was on the finishing end of several teammates’ steals for layups as the Falcons scored the game’s first 15 points and were never threatened.

Davis, who has signed to play soccer at Rocky Mountain College, is averaging 11.9 points per game. The Falcons graduated three senior starters from last year’s Class AA state championship team, with Davis filling one of those voids nicely.

“Charlize — we’ve said it before — she’s as good as they come,” Skyview coach Brent Montague said. “When she’s locked in mentally, she’s fantastic, and she’s been there for us. There’s something about being a senior and stepping into that role. I feel she’s been in a zone lately and we really need her.”

Davis finished with 19 points, while her five steals brought her season total to a team-high 23, better than two thefts per game. Teammate B