DME Women’s basketball had a successful weekend at The MLK Shootout event. 

After trailing most of the first half vs Spruce Creek, DME fought back with a great performance from Sophomore Sophie Rueppell. Rueppell finished with a career high 32 points and broke the DME 3 pointer Record with 10 made 3’s! Coming down the stretch, Sophie hit a three pointer that put DME on top 68-67 with less than one minute to play in the game. Game one was in the books for DME with a 68-67 win. 

“We are really excited about Sophia’s progression and where she is going. Our showed the grit we have to compete.” DME Women’s Head Coach Ricky Claitt said. “ It was a great weekend and I am looking forward to progressing more as a team this season.” he continued. 

Success followed DME Academy into day two of competition with a final score of 57-50 against Colonial High School. Four players finished with double figures starting with Senior, Bella Weary with 20 points. Junior Gaby Fontan and Senior Taylor Gardner both finished with 12 points. Sophie Rueppell also had 11 points. Finishing on top from a strong performance the DME Academy Girls program is now 13-3 on the season. 

You can watch all games on our Youtube Channel Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW3tV1ARHJXWlMBF5ox5d1XpYXBJopM0m