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Girls come away with two wins
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The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team pulled out two wins last week.

Coach Mark Ragsdale's team defeated Pinecrest Academy, 51-13 and Lumpkin County, 51-18.

The team did lose a close one to Gilmer County, 37-32.

The Lady Tigers opened up a commanding 30-4 halftime lead over Pinecrest Academy on Dec. 9 before cruising to a 38 point win.

Jordan Moore led all Dawson scorers with 16 points.

Teammate Cassidy Lecours also scored in double digits with 12 points.

Lady Tigers' scorers: Moore - 16 points; Lecours - 12 points; Madison Shope - 9 points; Alison Honea - 6 points; Hannah Moye - 4 points; Emily Ayers - 2 points and Brooke Wende - 2 points.

Ave Fouriezos led Pinecrest in scoring with seven points.

Dawson County traveled to Ellijay Dec. 13 for a game with Gilmer County.

The Lady Tigers held a slim 8-6 lead after one quarter, but a stifling Lady Bobcats defense held Dawson to zero points in the second quarter, while taking a 19-8 advantage.

Ragsdale's team fought back to trim Gilmer's lead to 25-24 after three periods of play. Gilmer outscored the Lady Tigers in the final quarter, 12-8, to take the 5-point win.

"The girls played really hard and much better in the second half," Ragsdale said.

Moore scored 10 points to lead the team offensively.

Other Lady Tigers' scorers were: Madison Shope - 7 points; Alison Honea - 4 points; Hannah Moye - 3 points; Cassidy Lecours - 3 points; Emily Ayers - 3 points and Brooke Wende - 2 points.

Gilmer's Whitley Reece had 14 points to lead all scorers.

Katie Welch added 10 points for the Lady Bobcats.

The team bounced back with a huge win over Lumpkin County on Dec. 16.

The game was never in question as the Lady Tigers opened up a commanding 31-4 lead at halftime.

Dawson continued to play good defense in the third quarter and held the Lady Indians to only 4 points.

Offensively, Dawson County was on fire. The team added 14 points in the third quarter to take a 45-8 lead into the fourth quarter.

Lecours led Dawson County in scoring with 9 points.

Lecours was followed by teammates: Madison Shope - 8 points; Alison Honea - 8 points; Brooke Wende - 8 points; Hannah Moye - 7 points; Emily Ayers - 6 points and Jordan Moore - 5 points.

"It was a great team effort. The girls really hustled and played very hard. We scored over 50 points and did not have a single player score in double figures," Ragsdale said.

The junior varsity girls are now off until after the Christmas break. The team's next game will be at noon Jan. 7 at Lumpkin County High School.