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Dalton girls get big win over Hillsdale to end week

Dalton’s Caroline Chubbuck

Dalton’s Sarah Witmer

Dalton’s Maddy West

DGKN sports writer

DALTON  The Lady Dawgs lost to Western Reserve Academy at the beginning of the week, but Dalton’s varsity girls basketball team collected a big win over Hillsdale to finish out the week.

The Lady Dawgs lost 66-43 to visiting Western Reserve Academy Jan. 18. The game was also the first Dalton Local Schools Staff Appreciation Night.

“We would like to thank the Dalton Local staff members for attending,” said Dalton’s head coach Katie Miller. “This is our first year hosting the event and our seniors loved it. Our JV coach Dan Edwards coordinated the event and did an excellent job making it a special night for our seniors and the staff member they selected.”

Ella Lunsford totaled 12 points, five rebounds and two assists. Kylee Johnson also scored 12 points along with two rebounds. Maddy West put up eight points, three boards and three assists. Sarah Witmer finished with five points, three rebounds and three assists. Grace Dorffer ended with three points and two assists. Sydney Geiser pulled six rebounds and scored three points.

“We were in for a battle versus WRA,” said Katie Miller. “Overall, we did some good things and we will continue to improve on areas we can be better in.”

Dalton hosted Hillsdale Jan. 19 and the Lady Dawgs secured a 40-28 victory. Lunsford was on a scoring spree with 19 points in addition to two rebounds and one assist. West contributed eight points and four boards. Ellie Miller scored eight points and grabbed one board. Witmer totaled five points, three rebounds and one assist.

“We picked up a league win versus Hillsdale,” said Katie Miller. “We were shorthanded, but had multiple players step up. We have two league games next week that we will need to prepare well for.”

Central Christian School

Central defeated Conotton Valley 27-15 on the road Jan. 19. Micah Kozel-Steiner led the way with 10 points. Maclaren Fry added eight points. Molly Green scored five points. Saralyn Stjernholm and Abby Hewitt both had four points each. The Comets now have a 4-10 overall record and a 1-5 MBC record.

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