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January 23, 2014  RSS feed
Sports

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Dayton Girls Lose Two

Lady ‘Dogs fall to TCP in overtime, collapse vs. DeSales
By Dian Ver Valen
The Times


Dayton’s Madison Mings calmly takes a pass as two DeSales players close in, during Saturday’s home game against the Irish. 
 Dayton’s Madison Mings calmly takes a pass as two DeSales players close in, during Saturday’s home game against the Irish. DAYTON – The Day­ton Lady Bulldogs had a tough weekend on the bas­ketball court after several weeks of success. The girls lost Friday to Tri-Cities Prep 46-45 in overtime and then struggled against DeSales on Saturday, los­ing 38-20.

“We had chances to win the game (Friday against TCP) where we were up at several points, but did not go little things to keep us up,” said Dayton girls coach Clayton Strong. “To give them credit, the other team did enough of those little things to keep themselves in the game and win.”

On Friday, Dayton had 11 turnovers in the first quarter, which Strong be­lieves led the team to the tight position they were in for the remainder of the game. Sarah Phillips led the team in scoring with 13 points, followed by Lexi Ramirez with 12.

On Saturday, against the Irish, Ramirez and Madi­son Mings were high scor­ers with five points each.

“We had a rough week­end, but it’s not some­thing that we can’t recover from,” Strong said.

After the loss to league- leading DeSales on Satur­day, the Dayton girls are now 11-6 for the season and 4-3 in the league. They are in a three-way tie with TCP and Asotin for second in the loss column.

The Lady Bulldogs have three games left in the regular season. They play at Asotin on Friday. Saturday they play at home against Walla Walla Val­ley Academy. Their final scheduled game of the sea­son is against Waitsburg- Prescott again, this time in Dayton, on Friday, Jan. 31.

“We control our fate as it concerns the league tournament,” Strong said. “And we have a lot of work left to do with two tough road games this week and the rivalry game with WP to end our regular season.”


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