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Dalton’s Braylon Wenger
Dalton’s Jack Steiner
Dalton’s Jaiden Malone
Dalton’s Jalen Wenger
By ARIEL STAHLER
DGKN sports writer
Dalton High School’s boys varsity basketball team had no trouble handling No. 6 seed Cornerstone Christian in the Division IV Northeast 3 sectional final game. The win secured a spot for the No. 2 Dawgs in the district semifinal game against Independence.
Before entering tournament play, Dalton faced host Walsh Jesuit in a warm up Feb. 23. The Dawgs won 72-70. Jalen Wenger scored 23 points and dished out three assists. Liam Riggenbach was a force under the rim with 15 points, in addition to two points. Jack Steiner and Braylon Wenger both collected 14 points. Ezra Miller added 13 points in the win. Jaiden Malone and Kyrie Gaut combined for six points.
Dalton make quick work of Cornerstone Christian at home with a 94-71 win in the sectional final Feb. 26.