According to the seeds, it’s an upset

Defending state 1A champ Foxes put hurt on Dora


By Karl Terry

Defending state champ and No. 5 seed Fort Sumner humbled the No. 4 Dora Coyotes 66-32 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Boys EPAC Tournament.

From the minute Fort Sumner sophomore Kolter West hit a 3-pointer to open the game, the Foxes were on an offensive quest. Eight minutes later Fort Sumner had a 29-7 lead.

Dora evened the scoring in the second quarter at 11 for each team but couldn’t chip away at the early deficit. The Foxes got loose again in the third for a 20-point quarter and a running clock was set in motion midway through that period.


“That’s the best we’ve shot the ball (this year),” said Fort Sumner coach John Wootton. “The defensive pressure led to some of those shots. But that’s the hardest, most intense we’ve come out this year.”

Fort Sumner got 20 points from Kolter West and 11 from senior Dax Moyer in the effort.

Moyer said he was surprised at the offensive output of his team but pleased to get one over on an arch-rival. He said revenge was his team’s motive for the night.



“We’ve always lost to them (previous years) every game we’ve played them,” Moyer said. “It feels good to beat them at EPAC.

Dora didn’t manage to move any of its players into double figures on the night. Senior Mark Butler scored 9 and junior Ismail Machado, sophomore Kyler King and freshman Dylan Privett each scored 6.

“I thought they (Foxes) shot a real high percentage and were only semi-contested by our defense,” said Dora coach Ty Thatcher. “We came out in a zone and they really exposed it.”


Thatcher said his team was also hampered by turnovers and an inexperienced bench.

“We’ve got to get stops and have the ability to get the ball moving up the floor and we didn’t do that,” he said. “It’s not ever fun to lose but I think we can take some things from this game and improve on them.”

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