DUMAS – Matthew Reynaga and Cristian Kelso combined for 38 points, and the Dumas Demons rolled past the Littlefield Wildcats 79-39 Tuesday night in a non-district encounter at Dumas High School.
Reynaga dropped a pair of 3-pointers late in the first quarter to give the Demons a 24-11 lead. The junior paced Coach Randy Ray’s squad with 22 points to help Dumas (2-0) remain unbeaten.
Kelso collected 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Wildcats. The 6-foot-3 senior is averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds over the first two games of the season.
The Demons built a 40-19 halftime lead before outscoring Littlefield 26-5 in the third quarter to take a commanding 66-24 lead en route to the lopsided victory.
Senior point guard Issac Ortiz added 15 points and sophomore Dominic Gardipe added 11 points.
Dumas will host Amarillo River Road on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
DEMONS TOP DALHART IN SEASON OPENER
Dumas opened the 2021-22 season on a winning note with a 75-32 road win Saturday against the Dalhart Wolves. The Demons shot 41 percent from the field and collected a whopping 24 steals in the blowout win.
Senior Jonathan Reynaga posted a team-high 21 points with three steals. Kelso chipped in 17 points and six rebounds, while Ortiz added 11 points and four steals.
The Dumas High volleyball team was well-represented on the 2021 District 4-4A All-District volleyball squads. Demonettes head coach Brittani James’ talented squad reached the regional semifinals and finished the season with a 35-13 card.
Outside hitter Abree Elsheimer headlines a list of four seniors – libero Jazzy Ortiz and middle blockers Sheda Madit and Brenley Rodriguez – who were all named First Team All-District.
Both Elsheimer and Rodriguez earned First Team All-District honors for the second consecutive season.
Junior Halie Coon, one of the top servers in District 4-4A this past season, was tabbed as Co-Setter of the Year.
Brooklyn Sianez and Karyme Castillo were selected Second Team All-District, while Karina Puentes and Maris Rodriguez were chosen Honorable Mention All-District.
James has won two district titles while compiling a record of 103-51 in four seasons, and has led Dumas to a pair of regional quarterfinals appearances and one regional semifinals berth.
The Dumas Demonettes continued their winning ways on Tuesday night with a 41-25 victory over the Highland Park Lady Hornets. With the win, the Demonettes improved to 2-1 on the young season.
Dumas started the game with a bang as junior America Arenivar drained a 3-pointer to give Coach Adam Esses’ squad an early 5-1 advantage. A 3-point bomb from Kamryn Cox pushed the lead to 8-1, and Cox poured in her second 3-pointer to put the Demonettes on top 13-9 heading into the second quarter.
Cox came up big again late in the first half to make the score 20-12. The junior point guard stole an inbound pass at the free throw line and raced down the court for a layup.
Arenivar hit a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth to give Dumas a 30-20 lead, and senior McKenzie Johnson sealed the win with a late 3-point shot.
The Demonettes will be on the road Saturday to take on the Canadian Lady Cats at 5 p.m.
The Dumas High girls wrestling team will be competing at the El Paso Montwood Madness Tournament on Nov. 19-20 at Montwood High School.
The invitational tournament will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday.