Remy Davenport has what all good shooters need: A sweet stroke and a short memory.

Remy Davenport has what all good shooters need: A sweet stroke and a short memory.

Davenport, a Blue Springs South freshman with a fast-growing reputation for putting the ball in the basket, started the first game of her varsity career in the Jaguars’ 63-58 season opening win over Lee’s Summit West on Tuesday.

Although Davenport finished the game with 17 points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist, she air-mailed a short baseline jumper in her first career attempt.

“An airball?” Davenport mused after Tuesday’s win. “Oh, I did do that, didn’t I. I forgot about that.”

The errant shot was about the only thing off the mark for Davenport against the Titans. She nailed three of five 3-point shots – including a long range bank shot that went in – and her steal and layup late in the fourth quarter gave the Jaguars a 51-47 lead with 3:30 left.

“Remy’s a shooter,” Jaguars head coach Fawna Harrison said. “I knew she was a shooter, but she did a really nice job on the defensive end. She’s just moving her feet. She’s listening, learning.”

Davenport was also clutch in her varsity debut. She knocked down her only two free-throw attempts to give South a 61-55 lead with 25 seconds left in the game.

“We have a really young team,” Davenport said. “We have a lot of people out right now, so we’re bringing fresh people up to play. I don’t know, I think it’s fun. I like it.”

Davenport’s free throws were followed by two more free throws from fellow freshman point guard Shannon Hughes, who’s varsity debut included 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. Hughes was 4-of-6 from the free throw line.

“(Hughes) didn’t play like (a freshman) tonight,” Harrison said after the game. “Neither did Remy.”

Yet another Jaguars freshman, Brooke Jacobson, came off the bench and scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds and added a steal.

“It’s frustrating at times because they don’t always know where they’re supposed to be, but in the end, I get them to their spots and let them know what to do,” junior post player Kariel Hutt said of what it’s like playing with three freshmen on the floor. Hutt scored 14 points and added five rebounds, three assists and three blocks in just under 16 minutes of action against Lee’s Summit West. “They’re good teammates.”

A lot of noise was made about the Jaguars going undefeated in Blue Springs South High School Summer League play, but after a series of fall workouts and winter practices, the games count for real. The triumph over Lee’s Summit West was a good way to start the official season, Hutt said.

“The summer is just more fun and games,” Hutt said. “Now, it’s serious. We just want to have fun and win at the same time.”

Davenport shared her thoughts on her varsity debut and the Jaguars’ season-opening victory as well.

“It was a lot of fun,” she said. “I liked it a lot. It was really exciting for us to start off with a win. It was awesome.”