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Girls fall to White County
Bounce back to defeat Bobcats
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Senior Kimberly Wallace drives around her Gilmer County defender. Wallace and her teammates defeated the Lady Bobcats 42-31. Wallace scored 8 points in the game. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

Dawson County went on its first road trip of the season last week.

The Lady Tigers basketball team traveled to Cleveland to face off against White County on Nov. 29. The team was sluggish and lost to the Lady Warriors 51-48.

Head Coach Steve Sweat's team turned around its fortunes playing in front of a big and loud home crowd Dec. 2. The Lady Tigers defeated Gilmer County 42-31.

The Lady Tigers are currently 2-2 on the season.

The team will play at home on Friday against an 0-4 Tech High School team before traveling to Towns County, 4-1, for a rematch with the Lady Indians on Saturday.

Dawson lost to Towns, 76-66, during the team's first game of the season.

Both games will begin at 6 p.m.

White County held a slim 18-16 lead over Dawson in the Nov. 29 game.

"We could not get anything going against White County," Sweat said. "We were very sluggish in the first half, but were only down by two points at half."

A 17-point third quarter, which was one point more than the Lady Tigers scored in the first two quarters, gave Dawson a 33-30 lead going into the final quarter of play. However, Dawson couldn't hang on and was outscored 21-15 in the final period to come up short.

Carly Gilreath led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 18 points. She also dished out four assists.

Lady Tigers Allie Costley also had a double digit scoring game with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Lady Tigers scoring: Carly Gilreath - 18 points; Allie Costley - 10 points; Morgan Huber - 9 points; Kacie Bearden - 3 points; Hannah Porter - 3 points; Ashley Parker - 2 points; Sheyenne Seabolt - 2 points and Kenna Seitz - 1 point.

It was a much different story against the visiting Lady Bobcats on Friday.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a commanding 27-13 lead after two quarters of play and never took their foot off the gas. The team came away with a nine point victory, 42-31.

All nine players for Dawson got in the scoring column. The Lady Tigers were led by junior point guard Carly Gilreath with 10 points. Gilreath also had five assists in the big win.

Lady Tigers scoring: Gilreath - 10 points; Kimberly Wallace - 8 points; Sheyenne Seabolt - 6 points; Kenna Seitz - 5 points; Allie Costley - 4 points; Kacie Bearden - 3 points; Morgan Huber - 2 points; Ashley Parker - 2 points and Hannah Porter - 2 points.

"In our last two games, we have been inconsistent," Sweat said. "Not just the winning or losing, but how we played the game. We have played good in one half, but not the other one. We need to put together a four quarter game.

"The next two games are both against private schools. We will do our best to win both by practicing hard and working our game plans," he added.