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Tigers too much for Dodger girls

WEST DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge girls basketball team got off to a relatively strong start against West Des Moines Valley, but couldn’t keep up with the Tigers on Monday night.

The Dodgers (3-9 overall) dropped a 75-35 contest to Valley (5-5).

Valley sophomore Meredith Rieker had 21 points to lead the Tigers, who had 12 players reach the scoring column. Rieker was 7-for-16 from the field and connected on five three-pointers.

The Tigers had 13 three-pointers overall.

Sophomores Tory Bennett and Aleaha Pommer led the Dodgers with 11 and 10 points respectively, while Ellie White and Cheyenne Miller-Hameed had seven each.

The Dodgers are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Waukee at 6:15 p.m.

WEST DES MOINES VALLEY 75, FORT DODGE 35

WDM Valley — Emily Strawn 2, Maggie Hall 9, Grace Plummer 9, Hayley Chappell 8, Elise Carver 3, Ana Sapine 4, Blake Morrow 3, Katie Cairney 3, Alex Honnold 5, Lydia Haitman 6, Meredith Riecker 21, Megan Weis 1.

Fort Dodge — Tory Bennett 11, Aleaha Pommer 10, Ellie White 7, Cheyenne Miller-Hameed 7.

Quarter scores: Valley led 8-6, 31-18, 51-30.

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