The home crowd was boisterous and the basketball action was blistering as the Dawson County seniors took center stage on Friday night.
The Lady Tigers looked strong against Sub-region rival Banks County (14-11, 3-7), using a 25-15 halftime lead to set the tone for the night.
Thanks to 22 points from Carly Gilreath and 10 rebounds from Ashley Parker, Dawson topped the Lady Leopards 56-44.
Allie Costley finished with eight points and five steals, while seniors Morgan Huber and Kim Wallace chipped in five and three points respectively.
It was a great send off for our seniors, said Dawson head coach Steve Sweat. They will always be able to say they won their last game at home.
Earlier in the week, the Lady Tigers (12-13, 3-7) upset Union County with a 59-48 victory.
We played one of our best games of the year, said Sweat. I hope this will give us some extra spirit and the girls will believe in themselves more.
Gilreath led the team again with 17 points, while Kacie Bearden sank five three-pointers to finish with 15 points to bury the Lady Panthers (19-5, 6-3).
At press-time the Lady Tigers were set to begin competition in the Region 8-AA tournament at East Hall.