Dawgs top Bobcats, Mustangs to remain undefeated
Dalton’s Colin Pearson
Dalton’s Braylon Wenger
Dalton’s Jaden Schlabach
Dalton’s Jalen Wenger
Dalton’s student section shows spirit and support.
PHOTOS BY GRACE GREER | Grace Greer Photography
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity boys basketball team topped Norwayne and Tuslaw to remain undefeated in the young season. They improved their overall record to 3-0 and their WCAL record to 2-0.
The Dawgs hosted Norwayne Dec. 10 and they held on for the 72-60 win. Jalen Wenger guided the Dawgs to victory with 25 points, 12 of which were 3-pointers, along with three rebounds and three assists. His brother Braylon Wenger also had a strong 3-point game. He also sunk four baskets from long range and finished with 20 points and seven rebounds. Kyrie Gaut totaled 11 points, two rebounds and two assists. Quentin Lehman added 10 points, seven boards and three assists. Jaden Schlabach grabbed 12 boards, scored six points and dished three assists. Keller McFarren and Justin Basinger both pulled one rebound each.
Dalton took down visiting Tuslaw 63-57 in overtime Dec. 11. Jalen Wenger exploded for 31 points, three rebounds and two assists. Lehman recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards. Schlabach totaled 10 rebounds, seven points and two dimes. Gaut grabbed six rebounds and scored five points. Braden Fiesler had four points and two rebounds. Basinger ended with two points and one rebound. Braylon Wenger finished with three rebounds, three assists and one point.
Central Christian School
The Comets started the week with a 62-35 home win over Medina Christian Dec. 7.
Dakota Kirby was Central’s top scorer with 17 points. Tyler Bonner added 15 points and Caden Granger contributed 13 points. Andrew Miller had 10 points. Silas Coleman and Amos Bixler combined for eight points.
CCS lost on the road to Lucas 40-31 Dec. 10. Bonner scored nine points in the loss. Thatcher Rohrer and Granger both had seven points each. Coleman finished with six points. Kirby had two points. The Comets now have an overall record of 2-3 and they are 1-1 against MBC teams.