Dublin rolled through two wins before falling to host Zephyr in overtime of a tournament championship last weekend.
The Lions struggled offensively in the championship Saturday night, especially in the fourth quarter and overtime, when they were outscored by Zephyr 14-4. Dublin led 37-31 before scoring only three points in the fourth quarter and failing to hit a field goal in overtime.
The Lions were led in the final by Zoey Kendall with 11 points and five rebounds. Dirk DeVries added nine, Abel Aguilar scored eight and dealt three assists, Cade Hill scored four, Ozzy Kendall three, Jeremy Yarbrough two, Travis Blazi two and Devan Thompson two.
The loss came on the heels of a pair of dominating victories by the Lions, as they thumped De Leon 60-44 in the semifinals Friday after opening the event with a 72-37 rout of Sidney on Thursday.
Zoey Kendall scored 14 points while collecting eight boards and three assists against De Leon. DeVries had 13 points and eight boards. Aguilar was good for nine points and three assists, Ozzy Kendall tallied eight points and seven rebounds and Travis Blazi netted seven while hitting the glass five times. Hill scored four, Connor Moore three and Thompson two.
Dublin used four double-digit scoring performances to overpower Sidney. The Lions actually led 60-21 by the end of the third, led by a double-double from DeVries with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The senior also had three assists.
Thompson went 6-7 from the floor for 12 points against Sidney, and Aguilar also scored 12 while handing out three assists and swiping a pair of steals. Ozzy Kendall netted 12 as well. Hill scored eight, Zoey Kendall added six with seven boards, Ricky Chacon netted four and Travis Blazi and Connor Moore chipped in two points each.
Dublin opens District 7-2A play tonight at Merkel. Sub-varsity play starts at 5 p.m., the varsity girls begin about 6:30 and the varsity boys tip off about 8.