Last week got off to a great start for the Dawson County Lady Tiger varsity basketball team.
The Lady Tigers defeated visiting East Hall on Jan. 28 by a 64-50 score. The game was a makeup game due to bad weather the week before.
Dawson County jumped out to a 20-5 first quarter lead and never looked back.
The Lady Tigers expanded their advantage to 39-16 at the half.
Sheyenne Seabolt had a great game for Dawson County. Seabolt had a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds in the win.
Senior point guard Carly Gilreath and Ashley Parker also scored in double figures, with 14 and 12 points respectively. Parker also added eight rebounds.
"I thought we did a really good job on the boards tonight, especially on the offensive end," said head coach Steve Sweat.
Also adding points against the Lady Vikings were Karlie Bearden with six points, Kacie Bearden, Hannah Porter and Kenna Seitz with three points each.
Tuesday was a different story for the Lady Tigers.
For the second time this season, Dawson County dropped a game with the visiting Lady Leopards from Banks County.
Banks County was down 10 points headed into the fourth quarter and used a 25-11 run to come away with a 50-46 win.
"We lost one we should not have lost," Sweat said.
Seabolt led Dawson County in scoring with 19 points. The sophomore post player also pulled down eight rebounds in the loss.
Kacie Bearden also had a big game. She knocked down four three-pointers for 12 points.
Also scoring for the Lady Tigers were Carly Gilreath with six points, Allie Costley added four points, Karlie Bearden with three points and Kenna Seitz finished the scoring with two points.
Costley grabbed 10 rebounds.
Taylor Kennedy led the Lady Leopards with 19 points, which included five three-pointers.
On Friday the Lady Tigers played their third Region 7-AAA game of the week, this time against Buford.
With not much energy left in the tank, Dawson County dropped a 75-40 decision.
The Lady Tigers started the game with a 7-0 lead, but Buford rebounded to tie the game at 13-13 after one quarter.
The Lady Wolves turned up the pressure in the second quarter and outscored Dawson County 26-12 to take a commanding 39-25 lead at halftime.
Buford's defense allowed Dawson County only 15 points over the final 16 minutes of play.
"They are a real good team that you cannot make mistakes against," Sweat said.
Dawson County placed eight players in the scoring column. Gilreath led all Lady Tiger scorers with 11 points, followed by teammate Seabolt with 10 points.
Costley and Parker each had four points, Karlie Bearden, Kacie Bearden and Porter had three points each, Seitz added two points.
Mackenzie Darrah led the Lady Wolves in scoring with 18 points.
Sweat's team is currently 19-4 overall and 8-4 in region play.
The Lady Tigers will travel to West Hall on Friday for the last regular season game. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m.