Local briefs: Dexter boys down NMMI

Posted on 15 February 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record

DEXTER — For the first half of the game between the Dexter and NMMI boys basketball teams, the score was close thanks to a slow-tempo that favored the Colts.

In the second half, however, the Demons were able to wear down NMMI with its defense en route to a 48-29 win on Tuesday.

Dexter broke the game open by outscoring NMMI 17-6 in the third quarter. The Demons grew its lead in the final eight minutes by winning the fourth quarter, 14-7.


Demon coach James Voight said that his team wore down NMMI in the second half.

“In the second half, we kind of wore them down,” he said. “The first half was a slow game and that favored them. In the second half we were able to press them more and they wore out.”

David Lopez scored 21 points for Dexter (19-6).

Girls basketball

Dexter 47, NMMI 15

DEXTER — Dexter allowed just six points through the first three quarters and beat NMMI on Tuesday to improve to 12-13.

The Demons held a 5-2 advantage after the first quarter, but put the game out of reach by outscoring the Colts 32-4 over the second and third quarters.

Dexter coach Kim Hamill said that her team’s press was the key to the win.

“Some of it was us and some of it was them,” she said. “We picked up the intensity and our full court press hurt them. We were trying to pick up the pace because we knew they were shorthanded.”

Tabatha Salas led Dexter with 12 points, while Tamara Salas chipped in with 10.

Posted in Colt Basketball, Lady Colt Basketball

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