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Ladies on a roll
Team wins 15 out of last 16 games
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Senior point guard Carly Gilreath, seen in a game earlier this season against Banks County, has been an important part of the Lady Tigers 18-2 record this season. Gilreath, who has committed to USC-Aiken, has been a leader on both offense and defense. - photo by File photos

The Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team is on fire.

Head Coach Steve Sweat's squad pulled out a 66-52 win at White County on Jan. 22.

Dawson County has won 15 out of its last 16 games, the lone defeat at the hands of region foe Buford by a 71-57 score on Jan. 8.

Averaging 60 points per game on offense, the Lady Tigers opposition is discovering that there are too many weapons for them to stop.

Led by senior point guard Carly Gilreath and sophomore post player Sheyenne Seabolt the inside/outside duo has been virtually unstoppable.

However, Gilreath and Seabolt are not the only two players in Sweats arsenal.

The play of Ashley Parker, Karlie Bearden, Hannah Porter, Allie Costley, Kenna Seitz, Kacie Bearden and Whitney Glover have given opposing teams fits while trying to guard them.

Not only is the offense scoring, but the Lady Tiger defense is playing well. The team has allowed opponents only 40 points per game.

In the win over White County, the Lady Tigers jumped out to a 33-26 halftime lead and outscored the Lady Warriors by the same margin over the next 16 minutes to come away with their seventh Region 7-AAA victory, with only two losses.

Currently Dawson County is comfortably in second place behind Buford.

The team is two games ahead of North Hall, Banks County and White County.

Four Dawson County players scored in double digits for the game, led by Gilreath with 16 points. Karlie Bearden, Parker and Seabolt scored 10 points each.

Kacie Bearden couldn't miss from behind the 3-point arc. She connected on three bombs for nine points.

Seitz and Costley added four points, Glover scored two points and Hannah Porter added a single point.

According to Sweat, he knew the game would be closer this time around.

"We knew they would be ready this time and the game was on their home court," Sweat said.

Earlier in the season the Lady Tigers mauled White County, 79-39.

"I was really pleased with the way we shared the ball tonight," Sweat added.

The Lady Tigers were scheduled to play East Hall on Friday in Dawsonville, but due to the weather the game was postponed to Monday. The Lady Tigers came away with a 64-50 win.

On Friday, the team will travel to Buford for a match-up with the Lady Wolves. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m.