One down, two big games left for the Dexter girls’ basketball team. The goal is to win a District title, and despite big challenges ahead, the Dreadnaughts have the talent and commitment to make it happen.
The Dreads opened Districts with a 56-46 victory over Pinckney on Monday night in the first round of the Division 1 District 17 playoffs at Brighton High School.
Dexter will face South Lyon East (12-7) in a semifinal game at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
On the other side of the Brighton District, host Brighton defeated South Lyon (1-18) 55-8 in the second opening-round game on Monday. The Bulldogs will play Skyline in a semifinal game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Eagles have won only one game this season.
The finals will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6. All the games are at Brighton High School.
The Dreadnaughts jumped out to a 15-9 lead over the Pirates on Monday night. Each team scored 11 points in the second quarter. Dexter fired up the offense in the third quarter with 18 points to stretch the lead to eight points heading into the final quarter.
Dexter outscored Pinckney 12-10 in the fourth quarter.
The Dreads made 6 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Senior Kylie Cabana scored 10 of her 12 points in the fourth quarter and junior Kylee Niswonger scored seven of her 12 points in the first quarter. Senior Kaila Simpson scored 11 points for Dexter.
Alayna Babut had eight points and Kyleigh Valentine had five points for the Dreads. Sydney Pnacek and Shannon Schoch each scored four.