Bakersfield, Dora girls win district openers

The Bakersfield Lady Lions beat intra-county rival Gainesville Monday night in the class 2 district 10 tournament at Mansfield 59-53 to advance to the second round of the tournament where they will face Seymour at 6 p.m Wednesday, weather permitting.

Bakersfield used a 17-3 second-quarter to grab an early lead and then held off a comeback by the Lady Bulldogs in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Bakersfield's Kody Smith and Gainesville's Madison Strong were in a shootout, with Smith netting 32 points while Strong scored 33.

Betsy Minkler chipped in 12 points for the Lady Lions, while Scout Jeckstadt had 8 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs.

The freshman-heavy Gainesville squad finished the year with a 14-11 record, going 5-1 in conference play.

Bakersfield's girls also won their fifth straight White River Conference championship on Valentine's Day, beating Koshkonong 57-48.

Betsy Minkler was leading scorer for Bakersfield with 23 points, followed by Valerie Amerlan with 14 and Larissa Britt with 9.

<strong>Dora girls win</strong>

The Dora Lady Falcons routed the Fordland Lady Eagles 58-27 Monday night in the opening round of districts. The second-seeded Lady Falcons improve to 21-6 on the year and will face Sparta at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, weather permitting.

Individual statistics were not provided by Dora coaches.

<strong>Lutie teams fall</strong>

The Lutie boys and girls teams both faced Exeter in the class 1 district 4 tournament Saturday at Sparta.

Lutie's boys lost to Exeter 57-44. The Indians finish their season with a 9-15 record.

The Lady Indians also lost to Exeter 38-24. The Lady Indians were 1-12 on the year.

<strong>Boys' class 2 district 10</strong>

Gainesville, Bakersfield and Dora boys are all scheduled to play Tuesday evening in the class 2 district 10 tournament at Mansfield.

Bakersfield was taking on Mansfield, while Gainesville faced off with Seymour. Dora squared off with Norwood. Look for these results in next week's Ozark County Times and on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ozarkcountytimes.

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