DAYVILLE - "We had a pretty good run, winning the last eight to 10 games," said Dayville-Monument boys basketball coach Ron Schafer.

The streak came to an end last Saturday, Feb. 13, when the team lost to the Spray High School Eagles 20-47.

The Dayville/Monument girls also lost, 43-35.

"We had a tighter game the first time we played them. We had a tough night offensively. They played a tenacious man-to-man defense, and we shot horribly that night," said Schafer, whose team is ranked sixth with an 8-8 record.

In addition, the Eagles had great defense.

The No. 6 Tigers and the No. 3 Eagles will meet again. They're set to play their first game in the 1A district tournament this Wednesday at 2:45 p.m.

The Tigers plan to work diligently on executing better offense, which is where they really fell down in the last match, said Schafer.

The Tiger girls "played well as a team, but ran out of gas in the fourth quarter," said coach Alec Moore. His girls are ranked No. 7 in the district with a 6-8 record.

Moore faults himself for the "running out of gas," noting that if he had substituted his players more, it might not have occurred.

Bianca Thomas had a big game with 21 points; Shyanne Winters had 8; Molly Buce, 4; and Samantha Boyer, 2.

Moore said the district tournament this week "will be a good experience for a young team." The Tiger girls play their first game at 7 p.m. Wednesday against the No. 2-ranked Crane Mustangs.

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