Prep Basketball: Jasper edges Dora in sweep

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 12/1/17

DORA — Kaden Shelton’s basket with 29 seconds remaining in the game lifted Jasper to a narrow 43-41 victory over Dora Friday night.

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Prep Basketball: Jasper edges Dora in sweep

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DORA — Kaden Shelton’s basket with 29 seconds remaining in the game lifted Jasper to a narrow 43-41 victory over Dora Friday night.

Locked in a 41-41 tie, Shelton drove the baseline for a layup to put the Vikings on top for good.

Dora had its chances, turning the ball over twice in the final 20 seconds after missed 1-and-1 opportunities at the free throw line by the Vikings.

Jasper trailed 33-30 going into the final quarter, but battled back behind a defense that allowed just three baskets in the last eight minutes.

Dora led 39-35 after a Taveres Howard 3-pointer with 5:50 to go. The Bulldogs scored just two points the rest of the way.

Jasper cut the gap to two points on a Brody Walden basket and notched the game after a Ryan Childers jumper made the score 39-39 with 3:47 left. The Vikings went ahead on a Brady Jett putback at the 2:12 mark and Dora tied the game for the final time on a basket by Tyler Leach with 1:41 left in the game.

Jasper led throughout the first half.

The Vikings were up 11-7 in the first quarter and pushed the lead to as many as nine points before taking a 24-18 lead into the half. Achilya Dixon and Geeter helped Dora regain the lead in the third quarter. Dixon scored seven points in the period while Geeter hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Both teams entered the game less than 100 percent. Jasper played the game without leading scorer Devin Harris while Dora played without a pair of suspended players.

Jett led Jasper with 12 points, Jeremiah Hammond added 11 while both Shelton and Walden added seven points.

For Dora, Dixon led the way with 13 points, Geeter scored 11 points and Leach had six.

Both teams play again on Monday with Jasper traveling to Northridge and Dora hosting Tarrant.

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Varsity Girls

Jasper 36, Dora 35

McKinley Ferguson knocked down a free throw with 8.1 seconds left in the game, giving the Vikings a 36-35 win over Dora in a back-and-forth game Friday.

Alex Oliver initially gave Jasper the lead at 35-33 with a basket with 54 seconds remaining. Dora’s Deja Pendleton tied the score, making a steal at half-court and driving in for a layup to make the score 35-35 with 25 seconds left.

Ferguson knocked down her first free throw attempt after being fouled on Jasper’s final possession.

The game was close throughout. Dora led 11-6 after the first quarter and the teams were tied 15-15 at the half and 24-24 after three quarters.

Oliver paced Jasper with 12 points, Ferguson added eight, Jordan Gilbert put in seven and Tameyah Griffin had six.

Pendleton led all scorers, putting in 21 for the Bulldogs.