The Dawson County girls basketball team has hit the ground running under new head coach Will Anglin, attending a number of camps and finishing up their summer workouts with a scrimmage against Union County.
After wrapping up a weekend of games at Suwanee Sports Academy two weeks ago, the team played a trio of games at Fannin County and attended a camp at Clemson University before hosting Union County on Thursday, June 30.
The final scrimmage served as both a display of the team’s progress during the summer as well as their overall cohesion.
For Anglin, the team’s bonding over the summer has been impressive.
“The biggest thing we have improved on is the culture,” Anglin said. “When I got here, the first thing I wanted to do was to create a family atmosphere.”
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Members of the varsity and junior varsity teams played against the Panthers, getting the opportunity to show offensive and defensive progress in half-court and full-court competition.
Toward the end of the scrimmage, the varsity teams were placed in a variety of timed scenarios that would require quick instincts and decision-making.
These situations involved a close score with little time remaining on the clock, testing the resolve of each team in high-pressure moments.
After a long summer stretch of 21 games and several camps, Anglin said he was proud of the Lady Tigers and each player’s effort.
“All summer long they have played very hard,” Anglin said. “I know they are exhausted but I am happy with the way they responded.”
The team will now take a break before hosting open gym sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 12.