Lady Falcons take 5th at Holiday Tourney

The Dora Lady Falcons took fifth place at the seventh annual Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-30 at Mountain Grove High School. Members of the team are, from left (from row) Mia Gray, Hanna Bunch, Kaitllin Hambelton, Cassidy Hambelton, Chesney Luna, Shauna Lake; (back row) team manager Kinley Luna, Callen Depriest, Autumn Nold, Vanessa Woolbright, Kenley Howard, Riley Collins, Lauren Martin, Natasha Slavik, McKenna Miller and team managers Olivia Martin and Laney Miller.

The Dora Lady Falcons brought home fifth place in the 7th Annual Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-30 at Mountain Grove High School. Seeded in the number 8 spot of the 16-team tournament, a 63-54 win over fifth-seed Mansfield in the third game of the tourney put Dora in position to take on Bradleyville for the fifth-place trophy. It was a battle, but the Lady Falcons squeaked by with a 35-31 win over the Eagles to bring home the hardware.

On Saturday, Dec, 26, Dora started the tournament with a 60-45 victory over Plato, which was seeded ninth. Cassidy Hambelton led the way with 22 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Riley Collins added 13 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and had 6 steals and 3 assists. Others scoring for Dora were McKenna Miller 7, Chesney Luna 6, and Kaitlin Hambelton, Lauren Martin and Callen Depriest with 4 each.

The win brought the Dora girls back on Monday to face number one seed Salem. The Lady Falcons fell to the Lady Tigers, 56-36. Riley Collins led the scoring with 15 points, followed by Cassidy Hambelton with 7 and Kaitlin Hambelton with 5. McKenna Miller added 4. Chesney Luna, Riley Collins and McKenna Miller led in rebounds with 7 each.

The Dora girls returned with a vengeance Tuesday night, defeating Mansfield 63-54, led by Cassidy Hambelton, who scored a whopping 31 points. Others scoring were Riley Collins 12, McKenna Miller 10, Callen Depriest 5, Chesney Luna 3 and Kaitlin Hambelton 4. Collins led the rebounding column with 11, followed by Miller with 9 and Cassidy Hambelton with 8.

On Wednesday, Dec. 30, Dora defeated Bradley-ville, 35-31. Cassidy Hambelton scored 15 points. Riley Collins, Chesney Luna, Callen Depriest and Lauren Martin added 4 points each, while Kaitlin Hambelton and McKenna Miller chipped in 2 each. The win brought the Lady Falcons’ season record to 7-5.

Monday, Jan. 4, Dora hosted Chadwick and will travel back to Mountain Grove to take on the Lady Panthers at 6 p.m. 

On Monday, Jan. 11, Dora hosts Couch with games beginning at 5 p.m. 

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