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Lady Dukes knock off cross-county rival Orioles

By KIM NELSON

Special to the SWT

DUBLIN–Both team started a little slow, but Dublin finally picked up steam to roll past cross-county rival Pulaski in middle school girls’ basketball action on Tuesday evening.

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The Dukes claimed a 55-19 victory over the Orioles to remain undefeated. The Orioles fall to 4-5 on the season after the loss.

At the end of the first quarter, the score was 11-0 Dublin, but the Dukes had taken far more shots than the Orioles. The second quarter saw both teams just score four points to make it 15-4 Dublin at the break. Things really started going Dublin’s way in the second half as Dublin outscored Pulaski 18-4 in the third and 12-6 in the final stanza for the final margin of victory.

Dublin’s Alexis Phillips led all scorers with 12 points, and Amiah Stables added 10 for the Dukes. Alaina Akers and Taylor Sink each scored six for the Orioles, while Jessica Burroughs chipped in four, Jeanette Reed two, and Kierra Plummer dropped in one for Pulaski.

The Orioles were 9-for-32, 28 percent, from the field, while Dublin was 21-for-50,42 percent, from the floor. Dublin sank 11-of-16 from the charity stripe, while Pulaski was 1-for-8. Pulaski committed 24 turnovers, while Dublin had eight. The Orioles out rebounded the Dukes 20-18, with Kaylee Tucker and Sink each pulling down six to lead the Orioles.