Mason City keeps FD girls in slump

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Justice Crooks of Fort Dodge goes up for a shot against Johnston earlier this season.

MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge girls couldn’t withstand a strong second half from Mason City on Friday night, as they dropped a 59-37 decision.

The Dodgers (6-9 overall, 3-5 CIML Iowa) trailed 23-12 at halftime, but the Mohawks (6-10, 3-5) outscored the Dodgers 25-17 in the third quarter to take a 48-29 lead heading into the final frame.

Megan Meyer gave the Dodgers fits, scoring 20 points. Anna Deets also reached double figures with 13 points.

Junior Shareece Smith had a strong night for the Dodgers, scoring 18 points, including a three-point basket.

Shariah Smith added eight and Justice Crooks had seven for the Dodgers.

Fort Dodge is back in action on Monday night when they host Des Moines North at 7:45 p.m.

MASON CITY 59, FORT DODGE 37

Mason City — Jacqueline Rier 2, Megan Meyer 20, Hannah Faktor 4, Autum Anderson 6, Anna Deets 13, Kiki O’Neill 2, Sydney Oliver 6, Anna Lensing 2, Abbie Read 2, Megan Hollander 2. Totals: 21 12-18 59.

Fort Dodge — Shariah Smith 8, Justice Crooks 7, Taelor Lessmeier 2, Elizabeth Van Zyl 2, Shareece Smith 18. Totals: 14 6-12 37.

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