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No holiday hangover for Dexter

Friday, January 4, 2013

Dexter's Alison Jarrell gets on the floor after for a loose ball after tipping it way from a Farmington player during Thursday night's 88-36 win over the visiting Lady Knights at the Bearcat Event Center. Jarrell led the Dexter team with 17 points as six players scored in double figures.
Dexter showed no signs of a holiday hangover Thursday night at the Bearcat Event Center.

Dexter's state-ranked Lady Bearcats returned to action for the first time since winning the Lady Royals Christmas Tournament and delivered a surprisingly easy 88-36 win over the Farmington Lady knights.

"With two weeks off, I thought we played extreme; y well," Dexter coach Chad Allen said after the game. "Defensively I thought they did a great job and offensively I thought we were really hitting on all cylinders.

Paige Patterson drives inside for two of her 11 points during Dexter's 88-36 win at home against Farmington.
" We did a good job in transitions," he continued. "Did a really good job of being aggressive attacking the hole, getting our head up and hitting the open man and we knocked down a lot of shots tonight."

Dexter connected on eight of its first 12 shots to bolt to a quick 18-4 lead over Farmington. Dexter finished the first quarter up 25-7, then increased its lead to 47-16 in the second as Hanah Noe hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Alison Jarrell made it three straight treys with just under three minutes to play in the first half.

Dexter went to the locker room up 51-19 and after a 26-12 advantage in the third, the running clock rule was brought into play for the final eight minutes of play.

"I think it was 62 percent (39-of-63) for the night so we were definitely hitting on all cylinders offensively," Allen said. "But I think a lot of that came from the defensive end. We forced a lot of turn overs and scored off the turnovers."

Statistics showed that Dexter forced 26 turnovers for the game and charted 13 steals, four by Noe.

Dexter had six players in double figures. Jarrell, behind three 3-pointers, led the way with 17 points. Brittany Harris and Noe each added 14 points, while Paige Patterson and Mollie Whitehead scored 11 and Katelynn Frazier added 10. Erika Cobb knocked down one from behind the arc and finished with nine points.

Dexter's Brittany Harris works inside against Farmington's 6'2 Loralee Bader Thursday night at the Bearcat Event Center.
Dexter finished the night 7-of-14 from behind the 3-point line and was 3-of-3 from the foul line.

Dexter, now 11-1 on the season and ranked No. 8 in Class 4 in the most recent MBCA poll, will now turn its attention to a Saturday afternoon game against Webster Groves. The neutral site game will be played at DeSmet High School in St. Louis as part of the Prepcasts Elite Girls Shootout V.

"It's by far the best in the state with the caliber of teams they've got coming," Allen said of the competition at the shootout. "Webster Groves just played in a tournament that had St. Joseph Academy and Incarnate Word Academy both in the tournament. In fact, I think it was either a quarterfinal game or a semifinal game Webster played St. Joseph Academy and only lost by two, 35-33. Then in the championship Incarnate beat St. Jo by 15.

Dexter senior Katelynn Frazier pulls up for a short jump shot during the Lady Bearcats' 88-36 win at home over Farmington Thursday night. Frazier scored 10 points on the night.
"So they definitely have been battled tested," Allen added. "They are a Class 5 school and they play a lot of big schools up there in St. Louis so it will probably be a pretty good test for us.

"It's more of a home court advantage for them being right there in St. Louis, but we haven't really gone a bus trip this far before," he noted. "So we'll have to see how the girls react and I'm sure they'll be fine and hopefully we'll get up there and do as good as we did tonight."

Tip off for Saturday's game is at 1 o'clock.

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