Dora ousts Curry from tournament
Eagle Sports Writer
Published January 13, 2005 11:30 PM CST
DORA -- The Dora Lady Bulldogs put an end to Curry's county championship
Dora topped Curry 70-48 in the Walker County Large Schools Basketball
Tournament at Dora High School Thursday evening. Dora's win prevented
Curry from taking back-to-back titles.
The Lady Bulldogs won their fifth straight game and improved to
10-7 on the year.Curry suffered just its second loss of the season,
dropping to 14-2. The 10th-ranked Lady Yellow Jackets had won eight
straight games and and three of the last four WCLS tournaments.
Things were physical from the opening tip and Curry jumped out to
an early 18-12 edge after the opening quarter.
Thanks in part
to a 12-4 run to open the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs fought
back to take a 30-27 lead into halftime after Softley nailed a three-pointer
with four seconds left in the first half.
Dora then took a 42-36 advantage heading into the fourth quarter
before outscoring the Lady Jackets 28-12 in the fourth. Curry scored
18 points in the first quarter, but managed only 30 the rest of
Chantrese' Softley led the Lady Bulldogs, scoring 24 points, half
of which came from the three-point line. Kayla Smiley also played
well, adding 16 points, while Kayla James had eight points and six
"The girls really wanted it tonight," said Dora head coach
Brian Keeton. "We have a very quick team and we've proved that
we can score a lot of points. Today we played some good defense
too. I thought Chantrese' and Kayla both played very well on both
ends of the court and hopefully, we can keep it up."
Curry freshman Kellye Jordan led all scorers, racking up 25 points,
including 8-of-9 free throw attempts. Jordan also managed 10 steals
and seven rebounds.
Sam Sosebee added five points for Curry while Kelsie Stelman had
four points, five rebounds, four blocks and three steals.
Kim Davis had four points, five rebounds and a pair of steals for
the Lady Jackets while Erin Johnston picked up four points and four
Dora will face the Walker Lady Vikings in the championship game,
beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Story and picture from the Daily Mountain Eagle.
Fayette by Joe Moon
The Bulldogs faced a tough area opponent Friday night, the Fayette
County Tigers. In the ninth-grade game , the Dawgs played tough, but
the Tigers won by the score of 47-44. In the Varsity Girls' game,
the Lady Dogs defeated the Lady Tigers in a great game, 50-44. In
the Varsity Boys game, the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers, in a defensive
struggle, by the score of 52-39. Dora will next play the Corner Yellow
Jackets on January 11th at Dora. Come out and support your DHS Bulldogs!!!