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White and Bell help Lady Tigers remain perfect

February 10, 2013
By Ryan Kimball of RK Sports Productions

Written by Matt Schilmoeller for RK Sports Productions

Matt Schilmoeller is a regular contributor to RK Sports Productions

Orono - Senior guard Jordyn Bell scored a game high 14 points to help Dexter stay perfect in their win over the Orono Red Riots 43-39 at Orono High School on Thursday night.

It was senior night for a few of the cheerleaders and center Jillian Woodward.

The game was a close game from start to finish. Sophomore Michaela White hit two key 3’s late in the game. One closed the gap to four in the third quarter and the other gave Dexter the lead in the fourth quarter.

“The effort is always there. We were behind in a couple different stretches, but were able to get the job done,” said Dexter girls basketball coach Jody Grant.

Coach Grant talked about some of his key players who stepped up in their win.

Seven players scored for Dexter. White had 13, Abby Melvin finished with six, Alison Pease added four, Lauren Crane with three, Peyton Watson contributed with two and Gabrielle Adam chipped in with one point.

Katie Sypher led the Red Riots with 13 points, grabbed two rebounds and went (5-7) from the free throw line. Jillian Woodward added 11, grabbed 15 rebounds and went (7-8) from the line.

Other contributors for Orono were Elea Kass scoring nine points and went a perfect (4-4) from the charity stripe, Hannah Clement contributed with three, Katie Smith had two and Jordan Hernandez chipped in with one point.

The Tigers stay undefeated and move themselves into the second seed for the tournament just behind Calais. Orono suffered their third loss dropping to 15-3 and fall to the third seed.

The Red Riots shot 72 percent from the free throw line. Dexter shot 58 percent (10-17) from the charity stripe.

Both teams will have to see who they play in the tournament. The tournament is a new season and everyone starts at 0-0 going into the playoffs.

Ryan Kimball contributed to this story.

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