SAGINAW -- There's no secret to the key to stopping the Dunbar Lady Wildcats.
"You've got to stop Number 24, and we just didn't do a good enough job of that," Boswell coach Ken Cook said after a 63-61 loss to Dunbar on Tuesday night
"Number 24" is Fort Worth Dunbar (6-9, 4-0 District 6-4A) senior guard Taylor Dorsey. The Sam Houston State commit lit up Boswell (9-6, 2-1) for 38 points. Then, with the game on the line, she found teammate Janeique Biscoe underneath the basket to break a 59-59 tie in the final minute.
Dorsey scored 20 of her team's 26 points in the first half, hit three timely 3-pointers and answered just about every Boswell rally throughout the game.
"Taylor's a remarkable player," Dunbar coach Nishia Walker said. "She understands the game and realizes it's a team game. One player can't do it all."
Tell that to the Lady Pioneers.
After Boswell opened an 18-9 lead in the first quarter with a 7-1 run, Dorsey made a steal and layup to pull the Lady Wildcats back to within 18-11.
Behind six quick points from Dorsey, Dunbar went on a 9-2 run to open the second quarter. It was a Dorsey 15-footer at 2:14 that gave her team its first lead (24-23).
The Lady Wildcats went up 36-27 in the third quarter before the Lady Pioneers rallied. Taneasha Rhode scored six of her 17 points in a 12-2 run that put Boswell back in front, 39-38. But Dunbar answered with a 7-0 Dorsey run and led 45-42 entering the fourth quarter.
Dunbar scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter and led 54-42 before Boswell made its final move. Kaylee Shaw came to life with seven of her 16 points and the Lady Pioneers took a 59-58 lead with 1:25 left. But Dorsey tied the score at the free-throw line, then assisted on the winning basket.
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