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Gilreath scores 21 points
Ladies take season opener
Varsity Girls pic
Lady Tigers Carly Gilreath plays defense against Tallulah Falls last week. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

It was "throwback night" at Dawson County's season opener against Tallulah Falls last week in Dawsonville. Both head coaches, Steve Sweat and Thad Burgess, decided to break out the old uniforms in a tribute to former players in the program.

"We decided to do this because we were playing a longtime opponent in Tallulah Falls," Sweat said. "We wore some uniforms that some of the mothers of my current players played in when they played for me years ago."

Every player on the Lady Tigers entered the scoring column in a huge 87-36 win over Tallulah Falls.

Dawson took a 43-25 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Lady Tigers didn't let up in the second half and outscored Tallulah 44-11 to come away with the 51-point win.

"We were able to do what every team wants to do, win our opening game. Every player was able to get into the scoring tonight," Sweat said.

Junior point guard Carly Gilreath led all Lady Tigers in scoring with 21 points. Gilreath also contributed six assists and four rebounds.

Sheyenne Seabolt, Ashley Parker, Alison Honea, Hannah Moye and Madison Shope scored their first varsity points in the game.

Scoring for Dawson County were: Whitney Glover - 9 points, Allie Costley - 9 points, Hannah Moye - 9 points, Morgan Huber - 8 points, Hannah Porter - 7 points, Kacie Bearden - 6 points, Kimberly Wallace - 5 points, Ashley Parker - 4 points, Sheyenne Seabolt - 3 points, Kenna Seitz - 2 points, Madison Shope - 2 points and Alison Honea - 2 points.

On Saturday the Lady Tigers played host to #6 ranked in Class A Towns County.

Dawson did a great job breaking down the Lady Indians full-court pressure for three quarters.

The Lady Tigers held a slim 50-49 entering the final quarter but Towns outscored the Lady Tigers 27-16 in the final eight minutes to come away with a 76-66 win. It was the first loss of the season for Dawson County.

Gilreath led all Dawson players with 18 points for the contest.

Scoring for Dawson were: Kimberly Wallace - 6 points, Morgan Huber - 6 points, Kacie Bearden - 11 points, Kenna Seitz - 2 points, Ashley Parker - 13 points, Sheyenne Seabolt - 8 points and Allie Costley - 2 points.

Sweat's team is currently 1-1 on the season.

Dawson will be back in action at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 when the team travels to White County.

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