DC-G girls lose two on road
It has been a rough couple games for Dallas Center-Grimes girls’ basketball. The Fillies lost contests to Pella and Norwalk.
The final score in Pella was 62-47. The home team got ahead early and continued to build on its lead, scoring the most points in the fourth quarter. Pella was riding a nine-game winning streak heading into the night, so DC-G knew it would have its hands full.
The Fillies made a good effort, and the game was still within reach at halftime. Rachel Lowary scored a team-high 17 points. The starting junior played well defensively with five steals and five blocks.
Sophomore Jenna Borchers put up 12 points on an efficient 5-of-8 shooting. Borchers connected twice from downtown and added three steals. Brooke Kramer contributed seven points, three rebounds and three assists. Kramer also hit both of her free throw attempts.
DC-G fell behind in the third quarter, when Pella doubled the Fillies scoring output. A hard-fought fourth quarter was not enough to elevate the visiting team.
On Tuesday, DC-G traveled to Norwalk and lost a nail-biter, 38-37. The Fillies’ offensive production fluctuated between solid and lacking. The team scored 14 points in the first and followed that up with just four in the second.
A strong third quarter, when the Fillies outscored Norwalk by 10 points, was followed by a six point effort in the final quarter. Norwalk edged out the win on its home court.
Lowary led the way again with 11 points and four rebounds. Borchers scored nine points and led the team with seven steals and three assists.
Kramer added six points and four boards. Senior Maddie Carpenter scored five points and managed two steals.
As a team, the Fillies struggled from beyond the three-point line. They were able to hit just one of their 13 attempts. It was a similar story from the foul line, where the team shot an uncharacteristic 40 percent.
Still, DC-G has a winning record and plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Looking forward, the Fillies will take Newton at home on Friday and travel to Boone over the weekend.