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Area HS Hoop Report: Dodger Girls Get Landmark W, Boys Fall In Tight Game, Gaels Swept At Home

It was high drama on the high school hardwood on Tuesday Night. Both high schools that hail from Fort Dodge were in action at home on Tuesday. The Dodger were able to earn a split against rival Mason City. The Dodger girls got a landmark win in an overtime thrill ride of a game. The Dodger boys fell in a hard fought competitive, four quarter game. The St. Edmond Girls fell at home as outside shooting woes worked against them. The Gaels Boys battled but couldn’t get over the hump as the start and finish of the game hurt them.

The Dodger girls downed Mason City in 74-71 in overtime after a back and forth physical game. Fort Dodge outscored MasoN City 20-10 in the 2nd quarter to lead 34-24 at half. Mason City had a 23 point 3rd quarter to tie at 47 going to the 4th. Dodgers had a 3 point lead with less than 10 seconds left in regulation. Mason City’s Jada Williams hit a lay up and was fouled, she would hit a free throw with no time left on the clock to send it to OT. Dodgers would outscore their rivals 10-7 in the extra frame including this play with 2 minutes left.

That was three of Aleaha Pommer’s 17, she also had a big block on the defensive end down the stretch. Tory Bennett would lead Fort Dodge with 23, 19 of those came in the 2nd half and OT. T.K. Doster added 11 for Fort Dodge. Mason City Freshman Reggi Spotts had a game high 28 including 5 made 3’s and Jada Williams had 15. But the Dodgers held on for a landmark win for the program, it’s first over Mason City since 2008 and in the Coach Scott Messerly era.

Dodger Boys responded Tuesday after a lopsided home loss in their opener last Friday. While the Dodgers hung around the entire game they came up short 65-59. The Dodgers had no answer defensively for Mason City’s Corey Miner who had a game high 34. The Dodgers did have offensive balance with 4 players in double figures. Sophomore Javion “Double J” Jondle had a career high 12, Carson Peterson added 11 so did Avery Martin which was Martin’s second straight game in double figures. Bradley Vodraska added 10 for Fort Dodge. Dodgers travel to Ankeny High on Friday.

The St. Edmond Girls fell 52-27 to Iowa Falls-Alden. Perimeter shooting woes plagued St. Edmond as they made just one three in the game. St. Edmond was held to just 9 points in the second half. Leah Neverman led St. Edmond with 8.

The St. Edmond Boys battled after getting out to a slow start and trailing 18-4 early on. They would answer with an 8-2 run and would outscore the Cadets 22-14 in the 2nd half. The game would go to the 4th tied at 52. The Cadets would outscore St. Edmond in the final frame 21-10 to win it 73-62. Four Gaels in double figures, led by a career high 17 for Jackson Palmer. Hayden Mayer had a baker’s dozen, Quinten Mccarville with 12 and Drew Schaeffer added 11. Gaels are back in action Thursday hosting South Hamilton.

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