Head Coach Steve Sweat’s varsity girls basketball team just can’t catch a break.
The Lady Tigers were defeated twice last week in very close, but frustrating style.
The Lady Tigers were outscored 20-10 in the fourth quarter to drop a 58-46 decision to Fannin County on Tuesday.
Then on Friday, Dawson lost 62-52 to visiting Rabun County.
With the two losses Dawson fell to 10-11 overall and 1-6 in Region 8-AA sub-region play.
Carly Gilreath led the offense against Fannin County. She scored a game-high 14 points.
The Lady Tigers had to overcome a 27-19 halftime deficit to cut the Lady Rebel lead to 39-36 lead after three quarters of play.
Dawson briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter against the #6-ranked and 20-1 Lady Rebels.
The Lady Tigers had to foul down the stretch and Fannin nailed the free throws to come away with the 12-point win.
The Lady Tigers lost to Fannin, 51-29, in Blue Ridge earlier in the season.
“We played them a much better game this time than we did at their place,” Sweat said. “I believe we are getting things together and hopefully we will take our last three games to gain momentum going in to the tournament.”
Also scoring for Dawson County were: Natalie Parker-11, Allie Costley-10, Hannah Porter-7, Kacie Bearden-3 and Morgan Huber-1.
The Lady Tigers played #7-ranked and 20-1 Rabun County on Friday in Dawsonville.
Once again Dawson put forth great effort behind the scoring of Allie Costley with 14 points, but it wasn’t enough as the team dropped a 10-point decision to the Lady Wildcats.
Dawson played a great first half and led 30-27 at halftime.
The Lady Wildcats turned up their defensive pressure in the third quarter, which led to Dawson turnovers and Rabun points.
Rabun used a 21 point quarter to take a 48-40 lead at the end of three quarters.
The Lady Tigers continued to fight in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to 54-50 with just over a minute to play. Dawson had to foul and Rabun hit the free throws to come away with the win.
Scoring for the Lady Tigers were: Natalie Parker-8, Carly Gilreath-7, Jessi Phillips-7, Kimberly Wallace-6, Hannah Porter-5 and Morgan Bennett-3.
The Lady Tigers will have Senior Night this Friday against Banks County. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m.