Saturday night, February 9 in Dresden at The Dawg House, Coach Kurt Kaufman’s TV Lady Dawg hoopsters defeated the visiting West Muskingum Lady Tornadoes 69-28 to rack up their 18th win in 21 outings for the 2018-19 season, while finishing the Muskingum Valley League portion of their schedule with a solid 13-3 mark, good for the runnerup spot behind league champion Sheridan.
The varsity game tip-off was preceded by a Senior Night ceremony that saw Lady Dawg seniors Laiken Little and Savanna Moran recognized and honored in front of an appreciative home crowd.
Thanks for the memories ladies!
Pictured above are Lady Dawg seniors Laiken Little (left), and Savanna Moran
The Lady Dawgs led at every break in the West M. win, taking a 20-7 lead at the first break, thanks to six points from sophomore Riley Tracy, five from Audrey Spiker, and three apiece from Kyndal Howe, Laiken Little, and Savanna Moran.
Host Tri-Valley threw in 24 more points through the nets in the second stanza, as Spiker added six more counters, Moran her second trey of the contest and a nifty lay-up for five points, Lady Dawg junior guard Lauren King four points, while Little knocked down her second trey of the game as well, as TV took a commanding 44-13 lead into the halftime lockerroom.
Lady Dawg junior post standout Kyndal Howe took charge in the third quarter, pouring in ten points in the period, and Little added her third trey to help the home team to a 60-19 lead after three quarters, and eventual 69-28 win.
Howe’s game-high 21 points topped all scorers, with double figure scoring coming also from Spiker with 13, followed by Little and King with nine counters, eight from Moran, six from Tracy, and three points from freshman Janie McLoughlin.
Olivia Thomas led the West M. Lady Tornadoes with 13 points, while Haley Barker added six points with a pair of treys.
Coach Logan Scott’s TV Lady Dawg reserve squad won an entertaining junior varsity game – nipping visiting West M 32-30 on the strength of a balanced scoring effort, led by freshman Hannah King with eight points, six counters from Maranda Rose’s two treys, and five points each from Rachael Cox, Anna Krupa, and Sadie Green. Madalynn Kennedy scorched the nets for 20 points to lead the Lady Tornado junior varsity.
Coach Kurt Kaufman’s Lady Dawg hardwood charges will put the wraps on the 2018-19 regular season on Monday night, February 11, when they travel to Reynoldsburg for a non-conference – and post-season tournament tune-up – at Reynoldsburg, to play the Lady Raiders. Junior varsity action tips-off at 5:30 at Reynoldsburg.
The Lady Dawgs get an extended break before they step onto the tournament trail, getting a first round bye as the 14th seed in the Division I Central District ‘Columbus 3’ bracket for Sectional and District post season play.
On Friday night, February 22 in Dresden at The Dawg House, the Lady Dawgs will host 30th-seeded Columbus Walnut Ridge, with the winner advancing to play at a site and team to be determined, on Wednesday night, February 27.