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Women's Basketball wins fifth straight
12/14/2016 10:01:00 AM

Women’s Basketball jumped out to an eight-point first half lead but had to hold off visiting Oak Ridge in the second before posting theior fifth consecutive victory, 64-56. In the first quarter, junior guard Shayla Douglas hit for nine of her 14 points, including a three at the end of the period, to go up 15-8. Oak Ridge closed the margin to four with less than two minutes remaining but a pair of free throws and a put-back bucket by Courtney Afram pushed the margin back to eight as DP went into the half up 28-20. In the third quarter, Tiffany Tolbert buried a deep three and Truly Le knocked down a baseline jumper to build a 13-point lead, 33-20, but Oak Ridge reeled off an 8-0 run to shave the margin to 35-32 midway through the quarter. A three by Samijah Butler killed the rally and Tiffany Tolbert came alive with three buckets in the final 1:51 to get DP’s lead back to seven, 48-41, at the end of the period. In the fourth, threes rained down  on both ends. Shayla Douglas and Rukayla Winters hit back-to-back from beyond the arc while Shayla Douglas came up with two huge steals and fed Kyara McClendon and Tiffany Tolbert for layups to seal the victory. Tolbert finished with a team-high 23 points, Douglas closed out with 14 and McClendon registered nine points. DP (5-4) will travel to Olympia tomorrow night.  In JV action, Taina Kong scored a game-high 18 points and Megan Lapeyrouse added 13 as DP beat Oak Ridge, 52-36, to improve their mark to 5-2. They’ll head to Olympia tomorrow as well.

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