GIRLS HS BASKETBALL: Lady Dawgs silence Indians, Huskies, fall to Irish

 

 


Dalton’s Sarah Witmer had a big game Dec. 28 against Rittman and singlehandedly outscored the entire Indians team.

PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography

Dalton’s Tess Denning scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for a double-double in back-to-back games.

By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer

In their first game after Christmas, Dalton High School’s varsity girls basketball team found another gift in a huge win over Rittman. The Lady Dawgs went on to defeat Northwestern, but they lost to St. Vincent-St. Mary to end the week.
Dalton cruised past visiting Rittman, 61-11, Dec. 28. Sarah Witmer had a big game. She singlehandedly outscored the entire Indians team and finished with 17 points and two rebounds.
Ella Lunsford also found success with 13 points and three boards. Tess Denning recorded her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. She also had one assist.
Marley Clark scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds and had one assist. Addesa Miller finished with seven points, four rebounds and one assist. Mia Weaver pulled seven rebounds and scored two points with two dimes. Lauren Clos ended with two points, two boards and two assists. Kylee Johnson scored two points and dished two assists.
The Lady Dawgs stayed hot when they took on Northwestern Dec. 30 at home. Dalton defeated the Huskies 53-36. Lunsford guided her team with 16 points, three rebounds and three assists. Addesa Miller contributed with 14 points, six rebounds and two assists. Thirteen was the lucky number for Denning, as she scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for a double-double in back-to-back games. Weaver put up five points, pulled five boards and passed three assists.
Witmer finished with three points, three rebounds and one assist. Clos ended with two points, two boards and one assist.
Dalton hosted St. Vincent-St. Mary Jan. 2. The Irish cooled off the Lady Dawgs 39-27.

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