Dunn Scores Career-High 21, RC Girls Fall To Harrisonburg

By: 
Jonathan Schwab
RC senior forward Jorden Dunn is joined by her family as her teammates, coaches and fans honor her before the game. Dunn scored a career-high 21 points. (Stephanie Mikels Blevins photo)

Tuesday, Feb. 5 – Despite a career night for Jorden Dunn on her senior night, the Rockbridge County High School girls basketball team lost 63-56 to Harrisonburg in Valley District action on Tuesday night in Lexington.

In the final game of the regular season, Dunn, who was honored before the game, led the Wildcats (6-16 overall, 1-11 district) with a career-high 21 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked three shots. Dunn, who scored 11 points in the first half, helped RC erase a five-point deficit and take 30-27 halftime lead. Also stepping up for the Wildcats was Emily Galford, scoring 12 of her 17 points in the first half. Galford, who sank three 3-pointers, added five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

A 3-pointer by Zoe Camden gave the Wildcats a 35-31 lead early in the third quarter, but the Blues Streaks (11-8, 8-3) then went on a 20-0 run to go up 51-35 late in the stanza, using their pressure defense to force eight turnovers during that stretch. For the game, the Wildcats committed 22 turnovers, and Harrisonburg had 17.

Helping the Blues Streaks increase their lead were Mariah Cain, who led all players with 23 points, and Jakaya Brandon, who scored 14 points, sinking two 3-pointers. Jay Garcia added 16 points.

RC gradually chipped the deficit down to seven in the fourth quarter, but time ran out before they could get any closer.

Other leaders for the Wildcats were Graceon Armstrong with 13 rebounds and four points, Phynely Stores with five points and seven rebounds, Zoe Camden with five points, and Kristen Bradley with four points.

When the two teams met on Jan. 10 at Harrisonburg, a larger Class 5 team (RC is in Class 3), the Blues Streaks won 61-38.

For the district tournament, the Wildcats will be seeded sixth and will play at third-seeded Broadway in the quarterfinals on Friday at 6 p.m.

For full coverage of this week’s action, with photos from Tuesday’s game, please see our Feb. 13 newspaper. The story and photos from last week’s action will be in this Wednesday’s newspaper.

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