ARCHIVE PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY
Dalton’s Jalen Wenger, left, and Braylon Wenger. The Dawgs lost to Hoban but defeated the Huskies last week. The team remains undefeated against WCAL teams.
By ARIEL STAHLER
DGKN sports writer
Dalton High School’s varsity boys basketball team started 2022 with a loss to Hoban. The Dawgs did not stay down long as they won big over Northwestern to improve their overall record to 6-2 and to remain undefeated, 5-0, against WCAL teams.
The Dawgs traveled to Hoban Jan. 4, where they fell to the Knights 65-58. Jalen Wenger rang in the new year by putting on a clinic to finish with 30 points, five rebounds and one assist. Braylon Wenger added 16 points and grabbed two rebounds. Kyrie Gaut totaled eight points, six boards and five assists. Jaden Schlabach snatched seven boards while scoring four points and passing one assist.
Dalton shook off the loss during their Jan. 7 game at Northwestern when they defeated the Huskies 82-62. Jalen Wenger had another impressive performance with 28 points, three rebounds and four assists. Braylon Wenger secured a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, in addition to five assists. Gaut also put up 18 points, along with eight boards and five assists. Quentin Lehman finished with seven points, three rebounds and four assists. Colin Pearson scored one triple and passed one assist. Grayson Lehman had two points, three re-bounds and one assist. Schlabach ripped 10 boards, scored six points and dished two assists.
Central Christian School
Central fell to visiting Mapleton 64-61 in overtime Jan. 4. Tyler Bonner led the way with 16 points. Caden Granger added 13 points. Andrew Miller scored 12 points, while Thatcher Rohrer added 11 points. Silas Coleman put up five points. Dakota Kerby had four points. CCS won on the road against St. Peter’s 55-50 Jan. 7. Bonner had a big game with 23 points. Kerby scored 10 points. Miller and Coleman both had nine points each. Granger finished with four points. The Comets’ record is 5-5 overall; 3-2 in MBC.