In the second game of the season, the Dowell 7th grade Lionettes’ Blue basketball team lost momentum, dropping the game 18-9 against Faubion Middle School Monday night. The game wasn’t a total loss, garnering tough play from Mariah Kelty, who scored a team high of 5 points. Rylie Simmons had a great defensive game, chipping in a total of 8 rebounds. And Sarah Malakoff improved her game, as she was the team’s overall player with great plays on both ends of the court.
The Gold team came out strong again, proving to be the better of the Lionnettes’ winning 35-14. The game’s top players included Carlie Kauffman as offensive player of the game -- again with a whopping team high of 18 points and 5 blocks. Celia Hilsabeck played a great defensive game, picking up 2 steals and forcing turnovers for Faubion’s team. Gabi Symmank was the team’s overall player making an appearance in every stat column for points, steals, assists, blocks, and rebounds.
The White team pulled out a close victory winning 6-5. Rebecca Groskopf was among the top players for the night, scoring the game winning basket for the Dowell Lionettes. Mary Carson Johnson earned overall player of the game playing both ends of the court with poise under pressure. Tia Fields led them team in defense rebounding on both sides of the court.
The Lionettes’ next games will take place next week against Evans at Dowell M.S. The Blue team will take the court first at 5:15pm, followed by the Gold and White teams.