Girls Basketball: Dreadnaughts put up 80 points on Pinckney with Chelsea up next

Did you hear that? Even in the dead of winter with everyone’s windows firmly closed, the Dexter girls’ basketball team set off an explosion that could be heard all the way to Chelsea.

And if Dexter’s 80 points against Pinckney signaled a switching of the gears, this team might just leave everyone else in their dust. They also picked the right time to be picking up the offense with rival and SEC White foe Chelsea coming to town on Friday.

Both Chelsea and Dexter entered Tuesday’s games undefeated in the SEC White Division. The Dreadnaughts improved to 6-0 in the league and 9-2 overall with a dominating 80-37 win over visiting Pinckney Tuesday night.

The Dreadnaughts wasted little time in taking this game by the throat. They scored 25 points in the first quarter and added 16 in the second to take a 41-21 lead into halftime. And they never took their foot off the gas, scoring 17 in the third and 22 more in the final period.

It may not officially have been senior night, but the Dexter seniors came to play.

Kyleigh Valentine had a huge offensive game for the home team. The Dexter senior finished with a game-high 22 points and knocked down six triples, including four in the second quarter.

Senior Kaila Simpson scored eight of her 12 points in the first quarter.

Sydney Pnacek, Alayna Babut and Kylie Cabana each scored eight points and Olivia Mellifont, Brianna Rodriguez and Shannon Schoch each scored six for the home team.

The next two games are huge for the Dreadnaughts. After Chelsea on Friday, they face a very good Tecumseh team at home on Tuesday. The Indians entered Tuesday at 4-1 in the league and 9-1 overall.

So the Dreadnaughts may have picked the right time to be taking their game to another level as they try to take over the top level in the SEC White.

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