Basketball preview: Fort Dodge at Waukee
THE TIP: The Fort Dodge girls will square off with Waukee at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, with the boys to follow at approximately 7:45 p.m.
GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (1-3): Tory Bennett, so., 9.5; Aleaha Pommer, so., 5.8; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, jr., 7.3; Tristin Doster, jr., 4.8; Haley Wills, so., 1.0.
Waukee (3-1): Lindsey Kelderman, jr., 9.5; Katie Dinnebier, jr., 11.0; Peyton Kelderman, jr., 14.5; Megan Earney, jr., 8.3; Taryn Reitsma, jr., 8.0.
LAST MEETING: Fort Dodge lost to Waukee 78-18 a year ago. Graduates Anna Brown and Paityn Rau had 27 and 20 points, respectively.
LAST TIME OUT: The Dodgers fell to Ames 60-41. Cheyenne Miller-Hameed led the Dodgers with nine points. Aleaha Pommer added eight.
THIS WEEKEND: The Dodger girls will also host Waterloo West in a girls only contest on Saturday. Action begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Wahawks are 3-1 on the season with victories over Iowa City Liberty, Waterloo East and Western Dubuque. Last week, they lost to Cedar Rapids Prairie.
Waterloo West hosts Cedar Falls on Friday night.
ABOUT WAUKEE: Waukee is ranked eighth with victories over Ames, Des Moines East and Council Bluffs Lincoln. The Warriors beat Johnston, 67-57. Reagan Bartholomew had 16 points, while Lindsey Kelderman and Peyton Kelderman had 10 points each.
BOYS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (1-4): Asle Thorson, sr., 5.0; Tysen Kershaw, sr., 10.2; Monterius Altman-Abrams, so., 9.6; Averey Martin, jr., 4.4; Dayson Clayton, jr., 9.0.
Waukee (2-0): Tucker DeVries, jr., 23.5; Payton Sandfort, jr., 19.5; Pryce Sandfort, jr., 11.0; Wyatt Heston, jr., 11.0; Lincoln Swanson, sr., 4.0.
LAST MEETING: Fort Dodge lost both games against Waukee a year ago, falling 73-39 and 62-32.
LAST TIME OUT: Fort Dodge was caught from behind by Ames on Tuesday, 47-39. Monterius Abrams-Altman led the way with 13 points, while Dayston Clayton added 10 points.
ABOUT WAUKEE: The Warriors are 2-0 on the season, with wins over Des Moines East and Johnston. In their last meeting, Waukee defeated the Dragons 68-61. Tucker DeVries led the way with 32 points. Payton Sandfort had 14 and Wyatt Heston added 13.