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Ladies heat up

POSTED: December 17, 2013 4:30 p.m.
Ryan Coker Dawson Community News/

Sheyenne Seabolt led Dawson County to wins over Pickens, Lumpkin and Pacelli last week.

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Dawson County Lady Tigers basketball is on fire. Head Coach Steve Sweat's team averaged 67.6 points per game last week in three wins over Pickens, 63-59, Lumpkin County, 66-33 and Pacelli, 74-5.

With the three wins, Dawson County stands at 7-1 on the season. This week the Lady Tigers will travel to Lumpkin County on Friday night and Columbus on Saturday to face Brookstone.

Friday's game will tip-off at 7 p.m., while Saturday's game will begin a 3 p.m.

Dawson County trailed 35-34 to Pickens (5-5) after two quarters of play Dec. 10 in Jasper, but the Lady Tigers rallied in the second half to outscore the Nettes 29-24 to take the hard fought win.

Sweat's team converted 11 of 17 free throws in the second half, led by Jordan Moore who hit 5-of-6 free throws in the fourth quarter. Moore finished with 10 points in the contest.

Sheyenne Seabolt and Karlie Bearden led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 14 points apiece. Ashley Parker chimed in with 12 points and nine rebounds.

Madison Shope and Ansley Costley each had five points. Peytan Porter rounded out the scoring with three points.

"Man this was a tough game," Sweat said. "Both teams played hard, but I thought in the second half our defense played well. Making our free throws down the stretch was clutch."

Friday's game at home against Lumpkin (0-8) was close for one quarter of play. The Lady Tigers clinged to a slim 18-14 first quarter lead. The offense caught fire the rest of the way and outscored the Lady Indians 48-19 over the last three quarters to take a 33-point win.

Dawson's defense also stepped up and held Lumpkin to single digits over the last 24 minutes of play.

"This was a great win over rival Lumpkin County," Sweat said. "We had a good second quarter to take a big halftime lead."

Seabolt led all scorers with 19 points. Two other Lady Tigers scored in double digits with Bearden with 18 points and Parker with 11 points. Parker also picked up 11 rebounds.

Six other Dawson County players entered the scoring column: Costley-5; Moore-4, Alison Honea-3, Porter-3, Brooke Wende-2, and Tabitha Morrison-2.

St. Anne Pacelli Catholic School (0-5) traveled to Dawsonville for Saturday's game with the Lady Tigers. The team from Columbus was outmanned by the Lady Tigers and fell 74-5. The Lady Vikings scored four points in the second quarter and one point in the third quarter.

Thirteen different Lady Tigers scored with Seabolt leading the way with 11 points. Haley Burgess connected on three, three-pointers for nine points in the win. Also scoring were: Costley-9, Bearden-8, Wende-7; Erin Chatham-7, Porter-5, Moore-5, Morrison-4, Parker-4, Lauren Burgess-2, Shope-2, and Honea-1.

"We were fortunate to be able to get everyone in the game for some valuable court time," Sweat said.



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