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DC-G girls win 12 straight

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The DC-G girls’ basketball team clinched the Little Hawkeye Conference championship in their win against Oskaloosa on Feb. 7 in their first year as a member of the conference and they have a 13-0 conference record this season.

They winning didn’t stop in that game though as they defeated Grinnell at home on Tuesday 65-48.

The score was tight for most of the game as the Fillies trailed the Tigers 28-26 at the half and 44-43 after the third quarter. The Fillies rallied in the fourth quarter and outscored the Tigers 20-7 in the 17-point victory.

DC-G coach Mike Levenhagen said it was almost a “mirror image” of the first game between the two where the Fillies beat the Tigers 60-57 in Grinnell back on Jan. 14.

“We just kind of turned it on defensively in this game,” Levenhagen said. “They ran out of gas and we’re 10, 11 kids deep so that was the difference.”

He also said that the key to getting back in the game when they fell behind by a little bit in the first half and in the third quarter was fundamentals.

“We talked to them at halftime, we talked to them in the second quarter. It’s fundamentals,” Levenhagen said. “We just need to keep them in front, we need to block out the rebounds… Once we started doing that they missed some shots, we made some shots.”

Allie O’Brien and Dani Heritage led the way for the Fillies. O’Brien had a team-high 19 points and Heritage had 18 points.

Oskaloosa

The DC-G girls’ basketball team dominated Oskaloosa all game long all the way to a 79-36 win on the road. The Fillies’ win was their 13th-straight dating back to Dec. 20, 2013.

Senior Jackie Peyton went 5-of-8 from the field and 1-of-2 from three-point range en route to a team-high 14 points. The senior was also able to tally four rebounds, three assists and three steals against the Indians.

Sophomore Selena Nolte came off the bench and scored 13 points on a 5-of-9 shooting performance while also grabbing four rebounds.

Senior Dani Heritage knocked down three treys and had 11 points and eight rebounds. Junior Lexi Rosa had eight points and seven rebounds in the contest.

Newton

The Fillies won their 12th-straight game on Feb. 6 against Newton in a blowout. The final score was 65-39.

The Cardinals didn’t make any three-point baskets while the Fillies were able to knock down six. Heritage hit three treys, junior Allison O’Brien hit two and Peyton hit one.

Heritage led the game with 20 points adding to her total of more than 1,000 career points, a milestone she reached in the Fillies’ 50-35 win at Norwalk on Jan. 31. She also had a team-high seven rebounds.

O’Brien was the only other Filly in double digits in scoring with 12 points in the win over the Cardinals.

The Fillies had 18 steals in the game including seven by O’Brien. Heritage had three steals as did Paige and Rachel Lowary.

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