Dora defeats Hartville in double overtime
The Dora Falcons, now ranked fourth in the state by Maxpreps.com in Class 1 boys basketball, improved their record to 18-5 with a nail-biting double-overtime victory against the Hartville Eagles Friday, Feb. 2. The team – with its four freshmen, including Isaac Haney and Dora head coach Rick Luna’s triplet sons Bryson, Mason and Auston – continues to garner southwest Missouri attention for its success in Class 1 basketball.
The Falcons, avenging a previous loss to Hartville in the championship round of the Mountain Grove tournament, were led by Haney, who racked up a game-high 33 points against the Eagles.
In the final minutes, Dora senior guard Kaleb Harris came off the bench and hit a shot from the corner to seal the win for the Falcons. “He scored the last five points for us,” Luna said. “It was a great win for our kids. Hartville is a good team – they don’t ever go away.”
Bryson Luna scored 14 points, followed by Mason Luna with 11 and Auston Luna and Brent McKemie with 5 each.
The Falcons traveled to Walnut Grove Tuesday; details of that game were not available at press time. They will host Lutie on Friday, Feb. 9, and will end their regular season with a road game at Bakersfield on Tuesday, Feb. 13, before heading into the Class 1 district tournament Feb. 27.