Junior Sheyenne Seabolt scored her 1,000th point and pulled down her 500th rebound as the Lady Tigers
defeated White County 50-47 at home on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
After knocking down her first eight points, Seabolt drilled a three point shot that gave her career points 999, 1,000
and 1001. Seabolt led the Lady Tigers in scoring against White County with her 17 points and led Dawson in rebounding
with her 14 boards. The best part is she is only a junior, said Steve Sweat, DCHSs head girls basketball coach.
What an accomplishment in less than three full seasons. I am very proud for Sheyenne and glad she is on our team.
Junior Ashley Parker contributed a double-double of her own, knocking down 12 points. Parker also hit the 500 rebound milestone with her 13 boards in the region match up.
Both of these girls have worked really hard to get to this level, Sweat said. It will be interesting
to see how many they end up with at the end of their senior year. It is my privilege to have them on each side of the goal when the ball goes up.
Along with the milestones for Seabolt and Parker, the Lady Tigers were able to pick up another 7AAA region victory.
The Lady Tigers saw more regional action when they traveled to East Hall on Friday, Jan. 24. In Fridays game, the
Lady Tigers were able to come back from a 17 point deficit to win in overtime 52-48. East Halls delay offense helped the Lady Vikings build a lead that would hold for most of the game. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers press defense pressured East Hall into turnovers, leading to offensive opportunities for Dawson down the stretch. Seabolt would hit a three-pointer to tie the game up at 45-45. The Lady Tigers had one more chance at a buzzer beater to win, but the ball bounced off the rim as time expired. In overtime, the Lady Tigers scored first and were able to outscore East Hall 7-3 to secure the region victory.
They just kept pecking away at the lead, Sweat said. We took care of the ball much better and had the lowest number of
turnovers in a game this year. It was a great team effort on both ends of the
Parker led the team with 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the overtime win. Seabolt contributed 15 points and Jordan Moore scored eight points in the conference match up.
The two conference wins last week improved the Lady Tigers overall record to 15-6 and their region record to 6-4.
Seabolts and Parkers milestones made the wins last week a bit more special for the Lady Tigers.
Dawson will lace up and take to the court again when they host Buford on Friday, Jan. 31.