A 26-9 second-quarter eruption fueled Dale’s girls to a 61-30 flogging of Crescent Thursday in first-round play of the Cashion County Line Tournament.

CASHION — A 26-9 second-quarter eruption fueled Dale’s girls to a 61-30 flogging of Crescent Thursday in first-round play of the Cashion County Line Tournament.

Dale led 41-19 at halftime on the way to improving its record to 16-1.

Mikayla Rutland topped nine Dale scorers with 15. Rutland hit three shots from 3-point range.

Lindy Nowakowski added 10 points and Jacie McClure notched 8, including two 3-pointers.

Fifteen of Crescent’s 30 points came off five treys.

“I’m proud of the way our bench played,” Dale coach Josh Forsythe said. “They had a lot of minutes and they gave very good effort.”

Dale was 9-of-14 from the free-throw line.

Dale will meet the Alva-OCS winner in today’s 4:20 semifinal. Dale possesses a 76-37 win over OCS this season.

Boys

With sophomore Jono Johnson scoring all 13 of his points in the second half, Dale held off Cashion 58-50 Thursday at the Cashion Tournament.

Johnson knocked down three 3-point field goals.

Dale (7-10) outscored Cashion 18-9 in the final quarter.

Gabe Gouge topped Dale’s scoring with 14 points, including two treys.

Dallen Forsythe accumulated 9 points and a team-high 8 rebounds for the victors.

Teammate Brady Johnson had a trey among his 9 points.

Dale was 13 of 16 from the charity stripe with Trae Thompson going 5 of 6.

“We played really well,” said Dale coach Jeff Edmonson.

“We were behind at halftime and didn’t quit. I’m very proud of them.”

Dale moves into tonight’s 8:20 semifinals against OCS, a Thursday night winner over Crescent.

Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.