Lady Dreads Pull Away From Stockbridge

Mary Webby goes up for two against Stockbridge. Picture by Mike Williamson

The Dexter girls’ basketball team used a big fourth quarter to break open a close game and pull away from Stockbridge for a 42-28 non-conference win Friday night.

The Dreads jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first, but the Panthers hit a three pointer with a minute left in the quarter to make it 8-3 after one.

The Panthers rallied in the second, but Sammi Corcoran nailed a pair of three pointers to give the Dreadnaughts an 18-13 lead at halftime.

Stockbridge’s Emily Breslin had a big third quarter, scoring all eight of the Panthers points as they cut into the Dexter lead, but again Corcoran came up big with a basket at the buzzer giving the Dreads a 25-21 lead heading into the final period.

Dexter started the fourth on fire, scoring the first nine points to pull away and take a 34-21 lead. Corcoran scored five points in the run, while Kendall Rosevelt hit a three pointer.

The Dreads outscored the Panthers 17-7 in the final period.

Corcoran finished with a team high 15 points. Kaylee Niswonger and Rosevelt finished with six points each, while Mary Webby and Megan Turner added five each. Nicole Tuzinowski and Kaila Simpson scored two each, and Kyleigh Valentine one.

Stockbridge was led by Breslin with 12 and Taylor Carey eight. Faith Whitt and Madi Howard added three points each and Chelsey Asquith two.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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