One thing Dover hasn’t been involved in this season is a close game.
That changed on Tuesday.
Joriaun Caldwell’s steal in the game’s waning moments sealed a frantic final minute that saw the Longhorns escape with a 51-50 home win against Waukomis.
“It was crazy,” said coach Aaron Norton after his team moved to 3-1.
The previous three games saw no final margin closer than 14 points.
This one appeared headed that direction as Dover built a 10-point lead after a quarter and grew it to 14 by halftime.
However, the Chiefs more than chipped away in the second half and led by 50-48 when they had possession and called a timeout with 53 seconds remaining.
TheLonghornsswitched up their defense coming out of the timeout and Emory Norton was able to swipe a steal.
Although his driving layup missed its mark, Damion Turner grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it out to Caldwell, who drained a 3-pointer to give his team the one-point lead with 12 seconds to go.
After another timeout, Dover went with full-court pressure and Caldwell eventually got a steal.
He scored all of Dover’s seven fourth-quarter points and ended the night with 21.
Norton made five 3-pointers in the first-half flurry to score 15. Kasen Harviston added six.
Cooper Weiden paced Waukomis with 24 points.
Waukomis slows Dover offense in girls’ win
The Lady Longhorns struggled offensively in their 52-19 loss to Waukomis.
The Lady Longhorns had just seven points at halftime and faced an 18-point deficit.
Hope Caldwell led her team with seven points as Dover dropped to 0-4.