Lady Dawgs sweep week
By ARIEL STAHLER
DGKN sports writer
As the season progresses, Dalton High School’s girls varsity basketball team is picking up speed. The Lady Dawgs earned wins over Northwestern and Triway to sweep the week and improve their overall record to 4-4. They now have a WCAL record of 3-2.
Dalton traveled to Northwestern Dec. 16 for their first game of the week. The Lady Dawgs secured the 55-33 win over the Huskies. Ella Lunsford guided Dalton with 18 points, three rebounds and one assist. Kylee Johnson contributed 13 points and three rebounds. Mia Weaver totaled eight points and three boards. Addesa Miller scored six points, snagged five boards and dished three assists. Maddy West finished with five points, one rebound and one assist. Sydney Geiser and Kendall Maibach both scored two points each, with Maibach also collecting five rebounds. Sarah Witmer had two boards and one point. Da’Mareia Sampson and Josslyn Reynolds each grabbed three rebounds.
“Northwestern is always a tough gym to play in,” said Dalton’s head coach Katie Miller. “Our girls did a great job putting together four good quarters of basketball. We are getting a little better each week. Offensively, Mia continues to rebound very well for us and she is always making hustle plays for us. Ella and Kylee each had a nice offensive night. Addesa and Sarah continue to consistently bring us defense and offense. We thought Kendall, Maddy and Da’Mareia all gave us really good minutes. A great win by both our JV and varsity teams on the road versus a league opponent.”
The Lady Dawgs slipped past visiting Triway 48-44 Dec. 18. Addesa Miller powered her team with 18 points, two rebounds and one assist. Johnson added nine points and four boards. Lunsford ended with eight points, seven rebounds and two assists. West had four points, one rebound and two assists. Witmer scored three points and grabbed one rebound. Weaver pulled 10 boards while scoring six points and dropping two dimes.
“Triway has a very nice team,” Katie Miller said. “They are well-coached. Their point guard, Caitlin Titler, and guard, Aaliyah Wirth, are a handful to guard. Addesa, Ella, Kylee, Sarah and Mia all did well on both ends of the floor. Again, we got good minutes from Maddy, Kendall and Da’Mareia. This was a non-league (game) that we felt we needed to win. We were down at half and got down by 13 in the second half. Our kids did a really good job at staying focused and slowly chipping away at their lead. We took some strides forward as a team, but we still have to continue to get better on both ends of the floor.”
The Lady Comets fell to Hillsdale 49-5 at an away game Dec. 14. The varsity team also lost to Lucas 59-6 on Dec. 18. The team is 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the league.