Lunsford powering Lady Dawgs
PHOTO BY AMBER DOTY
Ella Lunsford is a powerhouse for the Dalton Bulldogs. The Lady Dawgs won against Hillsdale and Chippewa last week.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Ella Lunsford has been on a hot streak and Dalton High School’s varsity girls basketball team has benefited.
Lunsford guided the Lady Dawgs to road wins over Hillsdale and Chippewa.
Dalton traveled to Hillsdale Jan. 7 and left with a 64-42 win. Lunsford nailed four triples and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line. She ended the game with 27 points, four rebounds and seven assists. Tess Denning added to her collection of double-doubles with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She also passed three assists. Mia Weaver grabbed 12 boards, scored five points and dished three assists. Lauren Clos was also a force under the rim with nine rebounds, in addition to six points and two assists. Maddy West contributed six points, four rebounds and two assists. Kylee Johnson had two points, two rebounds and two assists. Sarah Witmer finished with two points, one rebound and one assist. Marley Clark also scored two points.
Kylee Johnson scored 23 points in Dalton JV’s 51-11 win over Hillsdale. Marley Clark scored seven points.
The Lady Dawgs continued their road trip with a stop at Chippewa Jan. 9. Lunsford powered Dalton to a 63-59 win with 33 points, six boards and three assists. Denning was a huge defensive presence with 15 rebounds. On the offensive end, she scored nine points. Witmer put up six points, two rebounds and three assists. West had six points, one rebound and four assists. Weaver finished with five points, four rebounds and six dimes. Clos ended with four points, three boards and one assist.
Kylee Johnson led the JV team with 13 points in their 39-37 win over Chippewa. Marley Clark scored 11 points in the win.
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