The Dover-Eyota Eagles utilized some great defense and were able to turn it into some quick points on the other side of the court for the 62-34 win over Chatfield Tuesday night.

The Gophers started out with some great shooting, but then the Eagles went to Malia Nelson, who scored 12 first-half points, to get the Eagles back out in front.

Dover-Eyota was holding a slight 10-6 lead that blossomed into a 28-10 lead in five minutes. The Eagles were able to put a lot of pressure on the Gophers ball handlers in the first half to help grow the lead. The Eagles took a 46-48 lead into the half.

Kylie Lacey had a strong game for the Eagles, especially in the second half has she generated offensive rebounds and turned them into points, finishing with 14.  The Eagles offense kept going in the second half and held off and early push from Chatfield.

The Gophers were led by Silja Erickson, who finished with nine points, and got some great defense from Tessa McMahon to help turn the offense in the fastbreak, but the Eagles were just too much to overcome.

Dover-Eyota finished with the 62-34 win and moved to 6-1 on the season. The Gophers fell to 1-5 with the loss.

Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball - Malia Nelson (Dover-Eyota)

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