Coach Scott Messerly knew coming into his 1st season last year as Head Coach for Fort Dodge girls basketball that progress would be a process. Saturday’s road win at Waterloo East was another sign in the progression in year 2 of the Messerly era. The Dodger girls got their 5th win of the season which more is than double the win total from his first season last year. The Dodgers got a 54-38 win at Waterloo East. The Dodgers trailed at the half but explode in the 2nd half outscoring their opponent 31-12. A large part to the process is due to the youth of the team Messerly inherited last year that featured several Freshmen and Sophomores playing significant minutes. This year those players are a year older and are making strides in their individual and collective development. The prime example of that is to look at the point production from Saturday’s road win. The Sophomore class lead the way in the scoring column with Tory Bennett getting a game high 20, classmates Aleaha Pommer and Ellie White added 10 and 8 respectively. The Dodger girls have 4 games left in the regular season so there are opportunities to build on the win total, one more win would triple last season’s output.
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