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Dalton’s Makenna Geiser scored a team-leading 26 points in the win.
Camille Beatty scored eight points and had two rebounds against Rittman.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity girls basketball team has been on a hot streak this season and they are showing no signs of cooling down. The Lady Dawgs defeated Rittman and Northwestern to extend their winning streak to 13 games. They have not lost this season since they dropped the lid-lifter to Berea-Midpark. Their overall record is now 13-1 and they are 8-0 in WCAL play.
The Lady Dawgs took a road win when they topped Rittman, 63-31, on Jan. 10. Makenna Geiser collected a double-double with 14 points and 12 assists, in addition to five rebounds. Ella Lunsford was Dalton’s scoring leader with 15 points. She also had one rebound and one assist.
Camille Beatty finished with 14 points, three boards and one assist. Mia Weaver ripped down nine rebounds, scored seven points and had one assist. Tess Denning was also a staple in the paint as she pulled seven rebounds. She also scored five points. Kelsey Shoup ended with four points, one rebound and two assists. Lauren Clos scored two points and grabbed two rebounds. Piper Cannon also scored two points.
Dalton returned home to take on Northwestern on Jan. 11. The Bulldogs bit the Huskies 49-20. Geiser had another big game, which has been a consistent theme for her this season. She scored 26 points, grabbed five rebounds and dropped two dimes. Shoup contributed eight points, pulled four boards and had two assists. Beatty also scored eight points, in addition to two rebounds and one assist. Lunsford finished with four points and four rebounds. Weaver added three points, three boards and one assist.
Dalton’s head coach Katie Miller explained how her players all contributed in the team win.
“We started the second round of league (games) today,” she said. “Our team did a nice job on both ends of the floor. Our seniors are doing a great job leading and (they) continue to make us better. We played well all four quarters. We had many players contribute in many different ways. It was a good win and our team did a great job.”
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