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Dalton’s Jaden Schlabach
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
The regular season may be heading toward the end, but Dalton High School’s varsity boys basketball team is still as hot as they have been all season. The Dawgs gained wins over Northwestern and Revere to improve their overall record to 16-3 and their WCAL record to 12-1.
Dalton served as host to Northwestern Feb. 11 and the Dawgs claimed the 84-55 victory in the league showdown. Jalen Wenger was one of the top Dawgs with 24 points, four rebounds and eight assists. Kyrie Gaut was not far behind with 23 points, six boards and four assists. Jaden Schlabach recorded a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds. He also passed two assists.
Braylon Wenger totaled seven points, four boards and four assists. Quentin Lehman snatched seven rebounds, scored five points and dished three assists. Grayson Lehman added three points and three rebounds. Braden Fiesler had two points and one assist.
The Dawgs traveled to Revere Feb. 12 where they defeated the Minutemen 67-51. Jalen Wenger had another impressive performance with 28 points, four rebounds and four assists. Braylon Wenger finished with 18 points, seven boards and four assists. Quentin Lehman ended with seven points, six rebounds and one assist. Schlabach grabbed 11 rebounds, in addition to seven points and two assists. Gaut snagged 10 boards, scored seven points and dropped four dimes.
Central Christian School
Central defeated Waynedale 46-45 in overtime on the road Feb. 9. Caden Granger knocked down four triples and finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals. Tyler Bonner re-corded 13 points, seven re-bounds, four assists and one steal. Andrew Miller had six points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Thatcher Rohrer had six points, six boards, four assists and three steals. Silas Coleman added three points, one rebound and one steal.
The Comets took down St. Peter’s 61-26 Feb. 11. CCS held St. Peter’s scoreless in the first quarter and the Comets took off from there. Bonner totaled 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and one steal. Granger had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, along with one assist, four steals and three blocks. Rohrer finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal. Dakota Kerby ended with seven points, one board, one assist and three steals. Amos Bixler had six points, one rebound, one assist and one steal. Coleman contributed five points, one rebound, one assist and two steals. Dreyco Earley scored two points and had one steal.