PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography
Dalton’s Sarah Witmer shoots for 3.
PHOTO BY GRACE GREER | Grace Greer Photography
Cece Dial has some fun at halftime Thursday during the Lady Dawgs basketball game against Hillsdale. She and other young elementary school students are in the Little Dribblers program.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity girls basketball team excelled with a total team effort as they took down Hillsdale 72-31 Dec. 23 at home. The Lady Dawgs improved their overall record to 5-4 and their WCAL record to 4-2.
“Everyone contributed on Thursday in both our JV and varsity games,” said Dalton’s head coach Katie Miller. “We had great play from our top eight players again. We are getting better and will be challenged when we play Brush this coming week. Overall, a great league win.”
Ella Lunsford guided Dalton with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. Addesa Miller added 16 points, along with two rebounds and four assists. Kylee Johnson recorded 11 points, four boards and two assists. Mia Weaver collected 11 rebounds, seven points and two assists. Maddy West contributed eight points, one rebound and one assist. Kendall Maibach scored four points, grabbed two rebounds and passed one assist. Sarah Witmer nailed one triple and pulled one board. Da’Mareia Sampson had two points and four rebounds. Sydney Geiser ended with two points, two rebounds and one assist. Josslyn Reynolds dished one assist.
While the varsity Lady Dawgs were in the locker room during halftime, future Lady Dawgs took the court. The Little Dribblers, which is a team made up of girls in kindergarten, first grade and second grade, showed off their skills for the fans.
“Our Little Dribblers were awesome,” said Katie Miller. “They did a great job during our halftime.”
The Little Dribblers put in practice every Monday evening at DHS. Before their performance, the Little Dribblers enjoyed a pizza party with the varsity players.
“We would like to thank all of our Little Dribblers and Beth Campana for all their hard work,” said Katie Miller. “Beth Campana does a fantastic job running our Little Dribblers program.”