The season for the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity basketball team has come to an end.
Playing at home in the Region 8-AA Tournament, Dawson lost to North Oconee, 55-29, last Friday to end their season.
The Lady Tigers finished with an 11-13 record. The team lost nine of its last 10 games.
North Oconee (22-4) qualified for the Class AA state tournament.
The Lady Titans came into the game with a #1-seed. North Oconee scored early and often against the Lady Tigers.
Holding an 11-4 lead after one quarter of play, North Oconee turned up the offense in the second quarter and outscored Dawson 23-6 to take a 34-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The second half wasn’t much better offensively for Dawson County.
The Lady Tigers managed only 19 points and took the 26-point loss to end their season.
Freshman Carly Gilreath led all Lady Tigers scorers with eight points. Christian Daniel and Allie Costley had a good night on the boards. Each of them pulled down five rebounds.
Brooke Hubbard had a game-high 16 points for North Oconee. Brooke Satterfield chipped in 14 points for the Lady Titans.
Earlier in the week Dawson County played a play-in game against Oglethorpe County. The Lady Tigers won easily with a 49-7 victory.
Dawson jumped out to a 17-2 lead and never looked back.
Gilreath had a game-high 11 points in the win.
Also scoring for the Lady Tigers were: Judith Hall with seven points, Jessi Phillips with six, Natalie Parker chipped in five points, Christian Daniel and Allie Costley added four points apiece, Hannah Porter and Kacie Bearden scored three points each, and Morgan Bennett, Morgan Huber and Kenna Seitz added two points apiece.
Hannah Porter also pulled down five rebounds in the winning effort.
Head Coach Steve Sweat will say goodbye to four seniors from this year’s team.
Graduating will be guards Judith Hall and Alyss Woody. In the post, Nikki Dean and Christian Daniel, will also graduate for the Lady Tigers.
Dawson will bring back a wealth of talent.
The Lady Tigers had five freshmen this season that had a lot of playing time. They were; Hannah Porter, Carly Gilreath, Kenna Seitz, Kacie Bearden and Allie Costley.
The upperclassman also have plenty of game experience. Morgan Bennett, Natalie Parker, Kailyn Pain, Jessi Phillips and Amanda Sheriff will be seniors on next year’s squad. Morgan Huber will be a junior.
This year’s record, 11-13, was a vast improvement over last season. The Lady Tigers finished 3-19 in 2009.