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Dawgs edged by Bobcats, come back to take down Smithies

Dalton’s Jaden Schlabach tries to block Norwayne’s Jacob Rupp Feb. 2 at home.

Dalton’s Jack Steiner

Dalton’s Dillon Horst tries to sneak past Norwayne’s Justin Rupp.

Dalton’s Braylon Wenger

Dalton’s Kyrie Gaut

Gazette & News sports writer

Dalton High School’s varsity boys basketball team was edged out by Norwayne, but the Dawgs ended the week with a big win over Smithville. Dalton’s overall record is now 12-4 and 10-1 against WCAL teams.

The Dawgs had a big fourth quarter in the Feb. 2 home game against Norwayne, but it was not enough to overcome the lead built by the Bobcats. Norwayne won 55-52.

Jalen Wenger led Dalton with 21 points. Ezra Miller sunk five triples to finish with 15 points. Jack Steiner and Liam Riggenbach combined for six points. Owen Beatty totaled four points and five rebounds. Braylon Wenger ended with four points and three assists.

The visiting Dawgs handed Smithville a 63-35 loss Feb. 5. Jalen Wenger and Miller both had 13 points, while Wenger also dished out two assists. Braylon Wenger contributed 11 points. Kyrie Gaut added seven points and three rebounds. Jaiden Malone finished with seven points and two assists. Steiner scored six points and dropped two dimes. Beatty and Jaden Schlabach combined for four points. Riggenbach pulled four boards and scored two points.

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