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DALLAS ROUNDUP: Girls basketball drops close game



PENDLETON — Dallas’ girls basketball team lost a close game to Pendleton 49-42 on Jan. 2.

The Dragons led for most of the game before Pendleton rallied during the final four minutes. Jordan Dippel led Dallas with 13 points. Mikayli Laizure and Emma Classen scored nine points each.

“We were up by six headed into the fourth quarter, but we had a little foul trouble and could not control their inside post player, Kalan McGlothan,” coach Tim Ehlers said.

McGlothan finished with 25 points.

The Dragons also failed to make a field goal over the final two minutes of the game.

“It was another tough loss, but being in tough and close games will hopefully help us get ready to start league play,” Ehlers said.

Dallas finished the nonleague season with a 6-3 record overall. The Dragons opened league play against Corvallis Tuesday after press time. Dallas plays at Friday at 7 p.m. and at Woodburn Tuesday at 7 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL FINISHES NONLEAGUE PLAY WITH LOSS: Dallas’ boys basketball team dropped its final nonleague game of the season, falling to Pendleton 57-47 on Jan. 2.

Evan Courtney scored a career-high 21 points, and the Dragons forced 27 Pendleton turnovers.

“Our full-court pressure looked the best it has all season, and we were able to come back from a 16-point deficit to make it a seven-point game early in the fourth quarter,” coach Trent Schwartz said. “I was happy with how the kids stuck with it getting down and battling back, but we just couldn't get over the hump.”

The Dragons finished nonleague play 1-8.

Dallas opened Mid-Willamette Conference play at Corvallis Tuesday after press time.

Dallas hosts Crescent Valley Friday at 7 p.m. and Woodburn Tuesday at 7 p.m.

“We learned we need to play good team defense for 32 minutes every night to have a chance to win when we aren’t shooting the lights out. That must be something we do each night,” Schwartz said. “... We’re learning that, during stretches of the game when we have struggles scoring, that we must have excellent shot selection, offensive execution, defense, and confidence. I think we played a tremendously tough pre-season schedule ... I guarantee we will not be intimidated against any opponent the rest of the way.”

SWIM TEAM COMPETES AT PHILOMATH: Dallas’ swim team competed at Philomath on Friday.

Gabe Applegate placed first in the boys 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 26.04 seconds. Teammate Jakob Lloyd placed second in 2:29.09. Lloyd also took second in the 50 freestyle (28.38).

Isaiah Dressel finished second in the boys 100 breaststroke in 1:28.51 and third in the 100 freestyle (1:03.88). Hans Garrison took seventh in the 100 freestyle (1:14.77) and eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:24.72).

Guinevere Bagnall took fourth in the girls 50 freestyle (49.61) and seventh in the 100 backstroke (2:27.06).

Dallas will compete at Taft on Jan. 18 at 3:15 p.m.



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