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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Lady Coyotes rock Nashua

Lady Coyotes survive Porkies and blackout


January 8, 2020

After suffering a 59-24 loss at the hands of the Turner Tornadoes last Friday, the Dodson Lady Coyotes Basketball survived a power outage and winter storm to defeat the Nashua Lady Porcupines 61-22 on Saturday, January 4.

The Lady Coyotes are scheduled to face the Scobey Spartans on Friday, January 10, in Scobey and the North Country Lady Mavericks on Saturday, January 11, in Whitewater.

In Dodson’s blowout win over Nashua, the Lady Coyotes had three players score over 15 points, including Melony Fetter who scored 17, Christina Jaynes who had 16 and Lindsey Fetter who had 16. Mel Fetter, who had three treys, shared what she thought was the key to their win.

“Just enjoying the game, I guess,” she said.

Mel Fetter and Jaynes were named team captains, so Jaynes was also asked the same question.

“We started working together again,” Jaynes said. “The last couple of games we haven’t been clicking and today everything was just going right at the same time.”

Prior to their losses to Scobey in December and Turner last Friday, the Lady Coyotes were 4-0, the best start that Dodson has had in a long time, if ever.

“I think it was the fact that everything was different than last season,” Jaynes said of the team’s hot start. “There was no butting heads at the beginning of the season, it was like one big family again where you could give constructive criticism without someone getting (upset).”

Kataya KillEagle also proved to be potent from outside the perimeter, knocking down three treys and scoring a total of 11 points.

Dodson’s defense prickled the Porcupines throughout the game, outscoring the Porkies 26-5 in the first quarter, 15-8 in the second, and 15-1 in the third. Nashua outscored Dodson 8-5 in the fourth.

Due to a windstorm followed by snow, the power went out at Dodson Public School during the game in the first quarter. The game went through a short stoppage until the backup generators powered the lights and heating in the building, but the game was without a working scoreboard.

“I was honestly just hoping that they didn’t cancel the game because I really wanted to play,” M. Fetter said.

The score was kept with a portable flip board and the game was timed from the score keeper’s table, giving fans and MOA officials a strange challenge.

The Lady Coyotes lost 56-24 to Turner on Friday, January 3.

“We were already in our heads before the game even started,” Fetter said. “In the first quarter we kept up with them in the beginning but (Turner’s Sarah Billmayer) really got ahold of us and we just gave up.”

Mel Fetter led Dodson with eight points. KillEagle had five points, and Jaynes had four.


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