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Dawgs edge Bobcats for ninth-straight win

Dalton’s Joey Dalessandro goes to the hoop during a game against Norwayne. PHOTOS BY DREW HUGLAND | DGKN PHOTOGRAPHER


By Ariel Stahler
Gazette & News sports writer

It was a rough start against Norwayne for Dalton High School’s boys varsity basketball team on Feb. 7. The Dawgs finished the first quarter down by 10 points, but sharp 3-point shooting from Ezra Miller, combined with great defense, allowed Dalton to get back in the game. After holding the Bobcats to only four points in the fourth quarter, the Dawgs secured the 59-54 road win. Their overall record is now 16-4 and they are 10-3 in WCAL action.
Miller was on fire from beyond the arc. He nailed six triples and finished with 20 points. Dalton’s head coach Kaleb Reed attributed his team’s comeback to Miller.
“Ezra Miller was the spark we needed,” said Reed. “His 3-point shooting is what continued to give us life.”

Read the complete story in the Feb. 12, 2020 edition.

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