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Fulton posts 20 points; CHS girls 3-0 for first time since 1999-2000

Bulldogs to host tourney

by: Photo By Joe McHaney - Junior center Cassandra Fulton of Culver scores against visiting Dufur Dec. 6 during a Class 2A/1A nonleague girls basketball game.

Not since the start of the 1999-2000 season has the Culver High School girls basketball team opened 3-0.
   Behind a career-high 20 points from junior post Cassandra Fulton, the Bulldogs bested visiting Dufur 46-38 in a nonleague contest to move to 3-0 overall on the season.
   "We played pretty well, but we have to do a better job of making our free throws," Fulton said.
   Culver, which led 40-26 early in the fourth quarter, went 2 for 8 at the free-throw line in the final period and shot six of 26 from the charity stripe in the game.
   "Good teams in our league will beat us if we shoot like that from the free-throw line," Culver head coach Scott Fritz said. "It would have been nice not to have blown the lead, but it was good experience for our girls."
   The Rangers (3-1) would not let Culver win easily, making the score 40-36 with just over two minutes to play. Fulton, however, scored a pair of buckets and senior Sam Donnelly converted a pair of free throws in the final minute to seal the game.
   Senior Blaire Anglen also posted a career high in points with 12. Donnelly finished with nine points and nine rebounds.
   "Our point guard Sarah McKinney did a nice job of handling the ball," Fritz said. "She is a freshman and only had two turnovers."
   Culver hosted Sherman (3-2) after press deadline Tuesday. The Bulldogs host a two-day tournament Dec. 16-17 that will include Burns, Gilchrist and Lost River.