Dodgers head to WDM Valley in makeup contest

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THE TIP: Action begins in the twinbill with the girls contest at 5 p.m. in West Des Moines. The boys will tip at 6:30 p.m. Both games were postponed from this past Friday night.

GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (3-8): Tory Bennett, so., 11.0; Aleaha Pommer, so., 7.0; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, jr., 7.2; Tristin Doster, jr., 4.6; Haley Wills, so., 0.9.

West Des Moines Valley (4-5): Grace Plummer, sr., 10.1; Hayley Chappell, jr., 4.2; Alex Honnold, sr., 9.9; Meredith Rieker, so., 9.8; Megan Weis, sr., 3.5.

LAST MEETING: Valley swept the Dodgers last season. The Tigers won in Fort Dodge 79-17 and earned an 81-20 home victory.

LAST TIME OUT: The Dodgers are coming off a 73-43 loss to Des Moines Roosevelt. Tory Bennett paced the Dodgers with a double-double. She had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Aleaha Pommer had 12 points and nine rebounds. Ellie White also had nine rebounds.

ABOUT THE TIGERS: Valley has won two straight games and is coming off a 72-28 victory over Des Moines East. Against East, Grace Plummer led the way with 13. Alex Honnold and Meredith Rieker had 12 points each.

BOYS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (1-9): Asle Thorson, sr., 3.9; Tysen Kershaw, sr., 8.7; Monterius Abrams-Altman, so., 7.3; Averey Martin, jr., 4.7; Dayson Clayton, jr., 8.0.

West Des Moines Valley (5-3): Ty Walker, jr., 13.9; Drew Jirak, sr., 3.8; Grant Rieker, sr., 5.3; Jake Auer, sr., 16.4; Eli Raridon, so., 9.9.

LAST MEETING: Valley swept the Dodgers last season, winning 61-51 in Fort Dodge and 58-38 in West Des Moines.

LAST TIME OUT: Dayson Clayton and Averey Martin had career highs for the Dodgers, scoring 17 and 14 points respectively in Fort Dodge’s 56-54 loss to Des Moines Roosevelt. Monterius Abrams-Altman and Tysen Kershaw added nine points each.

ABOUT THE TIGERS: The Tigers have won two straight games and are coming off an 87-34 home win over Des Moines East. Ty Walker and Jake Auer led the way with 15 points, while Drew Schnicker and Garang Deng had 12 and 10 respectively.


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