BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS
Rylee Buck caught fire Tuesday night to help give her coach a win in his debut…against his alma mater. The Dover sophomore scored 26 points as the Lady Longhorns opened the season with a dominating 61-19 win at Cimarron.
It was the first win for head coach Matt Peck, who also coaches the Lady Longhorn softball teams.
Peck was a multi-sport standout at Cimarron before eventually playing baseball at Oklahoma State.
He took over this season after Brett Pitts stepped aside to concentrate on his duties as athletic director.
His Lady Longhorns surged to a 17-6 lead after a quarter, but truly dominated the second. Dover didn’t allow a field goal in the quarter and outscored the Lady Blazers 30-2.
Buck was a big part of
that. She nailed four 3-pointers and scored 18.
Karlee Harviston added 10 points of her own in the frame. She finished the game with 18 points, including 14 in the first half. Katelyn Harviston added 11 points.
Dover made eight 3-pointers in the game. Six of them were by Buck.
Cimarron was led by Kaydance Bergdall’s 10 points.
Shaw heats up in 2nd half as Dover pulls away
Cimarron received a healthy dose of Kolten Shaw in the second half.
The Blazers couldn’t overcome it. The Dover senior scored all of his game-high 21 points in the final two quarters as the Longhorns pulled away for a 58-41 victory to open their season.
Scoreless in the first half, Shaw scored nine in the third quarter as Dover turned a six-point advantage into a 44-31 lead.
Cimarron had just three field goals in the fourth quarter as Dover’s lead grew. Shaw scored 12 in that frame. While he dominated the inside, four other Longhorns combined to make eight 3-pointers. Damion Turner and Carlos Flores made two each in the first quarter as the Longhorns staked a slim 15-11 lead. Turner finished with three of them and scored 13 points.
Nathan Cohee joined Flores in making two and scoring six points apiece.
Pedro Valles and Orlando Lozano also scored six each for the Longhorns.
Jacob Ocanas led the home team with 13 while Payten Harmon scored 10.