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Lady Longhorns dominate Pioneer, earn consolation crown at Okeene

January 13, 2021 - 00:00
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  • Lady Longhorns dominate Pioneer, earn consolation crown at Okeene
    HOPE CALDWELL helped the Dover girls to a consolation championship at the Okeene Invitational Tournament (Photo by Chris Simon/www.simon-sports-photos. smugmug.comf


The Dover girls basketball team hasn’t brought home many trophies from tournaments the last several years, but it wasn’t the case last weekend.

Dover downed Pioneer-Pleasant Vale 51-37 Saturday to win the consolation championship of the Okeene Invitational Tournament.

“It was good to leave a tournament on a positive note,” Dover coach Brett Pitts said after his team won for the second time in three games and is now 3-7.

Dover got the early lead on the Lady Mustangs and made it stick.

Madi Moeller scored seven points in an 11-5 run to start the game.

Katelyn Harviston scored five as the Lady Longhorns used an 11-3 run in the second quarter.

Harviston carried the momentum over into the third with seven more points as she finished with 12 points.

Yareli Obeso hit two of her four overall 3-pointers in the third and scored a game-high 14 points.

Moeller finished her day with 11 points.

After dropping the tournament opener to Okeene, Dover earned a bye in Friday’s consolation semifinals as Geary did not compete.

“We are starting to play better at times,” Pitts said. “But we still have our moments.”

Longhorns take 4th

Dover’s boys settled for fourth place as they dropped two straight after Thursday’s 44-35 victory against Sharon-Mutual in the opener.

After that came a 57-32 loss to Okeene and then a 51-33 defeat against Pioneer.

Damion Turner led the team with 14 points while Joriaun Caldwell scored 12 in the opening-round win.

Caldwell added 14 against Okeene and 12 against the Mustangs. He was the lone Longhorn to reach double figures in those losses.

Dover was 5-6 after the tournament.