It was a long, rough week for the Dawson County Lady Tigers basketball team.
Coach Steve Sweat's team dropped Region 8A-AA games to Banks County, 69-57, and No. 5-ranked East Hall, 64-46.
With the two losses, Dawson County fell to 10-11 overall and 1-5 in region play.
"We got off to a slow start against Banks County," Sweat said. "We could not make many shots."
Banks County jumped out to a quick 16-8 lead after one quarter. The Lady Leopards extended their lead to 28-15 by halftime.
Both teams scored at will in the final two quarters, but Dawson couldn't overtake the Lady Leopards.
Senior guard Morgan Huber had a good night for the Lady Tigers.
Huber led all Dawson scorers with 15 points. She connected on three, 3-point shots and picked up two steals.
Sophomore Taylor Kennedy scored a game-high 18 points for Banks County. Seniors Deasha Beasley and Madison Franklin each scored 16 points.
Banks is currently 14-8 overall and 3-4 in Region 8A-AA.
Lady Tigers scorers: Huber - 15 points, Carly Gilreath - 13 points, Sheyenne Seabolt - 8 points, Kimberly Wallace - 7 points, Allie Costley - 6 points, Kenna Seitz - 5 points, Hannah Porter - 2 points and Ashley Parker - 1 point.
East Hall senior Morgan Jackson led all scorers with 22 points in a, 18-point win over the Lady Tigers last Friday night in Dawsonville.
Vanderbilt signee Jasmine Jenkins added 17 points and Audrianna Lindsey finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds for East Hall.
Gilreath led the Lady Tigers with a team-high 21 points. Gilreath also had five rebounds in the game.
Seitz also pulled down five rebounds in the loss.
East Hall is currently 16-3 overall and 4-1 in region play.
"We are getting plenty of shots, but we are not making them. We have got to increase our shooting percentage and play four quarters of basketball. Especially, if we want to win our sub-region," Sweat said.
Both teams came out on fire on Friday night.
Neither defense could stop the other team's offense as East Hall scored 32 first half points to Dawson's 25 points.
The Lady Vikings picked up the defense in the third quarter and allowed Dawson County only 6 points. East Hall held a commanding 44-31 lead after three quarters.
Lady Tigers scorers: Gilreath - 21 points, Kacie Bearden - 9 points, Parker - 4 points, Costley - 4 points, Huber - 3 points and four steals, Porter - 3 points and Seabolt - 2 points.
Friday night was also homecoming for Dawson County. Crowned king and queen were Grant Shope and Morgan Huber.
Friday the team will travel to Tiger to face Class AA No. 8 ranked Rabun County.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Sweat's team lost to Rabun, 75-57, earlier this month. The Lady Wildcats are currently 18-3 on the season.
On Tuesday the Lady Tigers will play host to Union County. The Lady Panthers won, 56-41, in an earlier match-up this season. As of press time Union County holds an impressive 18-3 record. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.