By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
It took longer than Dalton High School’s varsity boys basketball team would have liked to play the first game of the 2020 season, but it was well worth the wait. The Dawgs had their first several games postponed and they were finally able to take the court at Hillsdale Dec. 11. Dalton topped the Falcons 44-35.
Jalen Wenger and Braylon Wenger both put up 13 points in the win. Liam Riggenbach almost reached double figures with nine points and nine rebounds. Jack Steiner added six points. Dillon Horst and Owen Beatty combined for three points. Jaiden Malone grabbed five rebounds and dished three assists.
Dalton’s head coach Kaleb Reed explained how his team was affected by the delayed start to the season.
“I thought the kids did a good job of giving maximum effort and doing enough to get the win,” he said. “The most notable issue the team faced after our two weeks off was our lack of conditioning. All the areas where we struggled can be pointed back to the fact that we were just out of basketball shape. Having said that, I think the kids did an excellent job overcoming that adversity and getting the win.”
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