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FDSH girls go cold late

January 26, 2013
By DANA BECKER - Messenger Sports Writer (sports@messengernews.net) , Messenger News

The Fort Dodge girls were unable to overcome a cold shooting performance in the fourth quarter Friday night, falling to Marshalltown, 49-40.

After leading for much of the first half, the Dodgers were outscored 17-4 down the stretch.

Fort Dodge's (3-13 overall, 0-4 in CIC Northern) Lani Van Zyl scored 20 points, including 15 in the opening 16 minutes. Tiana Mericle grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, while Ashley Altman scored nine.

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Lani Van Zyl lets a jump shot go for Fort Dodge against Marshalltown Friday. For more photos, visit CU?at www.messengernews.net

Van Zyl pushed the Dodgers in the second quarter, scoring 13 consecutive points to push Fort Dodge to a 19-12 lead. She finished the period with 10.

The Bobcats (4-13, 2-2), who snapped a five-game losing streak with the win, closed out the half on a 9-3 run, and carried the momentum over into the third. Amanda Hughes and Samantha Hughes each posted 12, while Eisha Oden had seven, 12 boards and eight steals.

A 9-3 spurt by Marshalltown gave them the lead in with just two minutes left in the third, and the Dodgers would get no closer than one the rest of the way.

Fact Box

MARSHALLTOWN 49, FORT DODGE 40

Fort Dodge - Lexi Astor 2-3 0-0 4, Lani Van Zyl 6-9 4-7 20, Ashley Altman 4-10 1-2 9, Mallory Kilian 2-12 0-0 5, Tiana Mericle 1-5 0-0 2, Mariah Welter 0-2 0-0 0, Kari Grindberg 0-3 0-0 0, Morgan Bowman 0-2 0-0 0, Fatima Newsome 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-46 5-9 40.

Marshalltown - Amanda Hughes 4-12 1-2 12, Samantha Hughes 4-7 2-2 12, Eisha Oden 3-9 1-3 7, Rachel Blagg 2-4 3-6 7, Lauren Mazour 2-7 3-5 7, Ellyn Boland 1-2 2-2 4. Totals: 16-35 12-20 49.

Quarter scores: Marshalltown 10-9, 22-21, 34-32. Three-point goals: Fort Dodge 5-18 (Van Zyl 4-6, Altman 0-4, Kilian 1-6, Grindberg 0-1, Bowman 0-1); Marshalltown 5-13 (A. Hughes 3-9, S. Hughes 2-3, Mazour 0-1). Total rebounds: Fort Dodge 29, Marshalltown 33. Steals: Fort Dodge 10, Marshalltown 12. Turnovers: Fort Dodge 18, Marshalltown 18. Points off turnovers: Fort Dodge 13, Marshalltown 17. Team fouls: Fort Dodge 19, Marshalltown 10. Fouled out: Astor, Altman.

The Bobcats went 4 of 5 from the field in the fourth, including 7-for-14 at the line, while Fort Dodge was just 2 of 11 shooting over the final eight minutes.

The Dodgers will look to snap their five-game losing skid when they face sixth-ranked (Class 5A) Southeast Polk Tuesday night. Tip is set for 6:15 p.m.

 
 

 

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