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Ladies pick up two wins
Defeated by the Indians
Varsity Girls Bball pic
Lady Tigers Kacie Heaton attempts a three-pointer during Fridays game against Tech High School. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

Steve Sweat's varsity girls basketball team had a very productive week.

The Lady Tigers defeated Fellowship Christian, 43-16, on Dec. 6 and Tech High School on Dec. 9, 62-11, before being defeated by state ranked in single A, Towns County, 76-46 on Saturday.

Following last week's games, Dawson County is currently 4-3 on the season.

Dawson County limited visiting Fellowship Christian (1-3) to single digits on offense in each quarter in the 27-point win Dec. 6.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a comfortable 29-9 lead at halftime over the 1-3 Lady Paladins.

Sweat cleared the bench during the last two quarters to come away with a win.

"It was good to get our first road win of the season," Sweat said.

Carly Gilreath led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 9 points.

Eight other Dawson County players scored in the win as well: Kenna Seitz - 8 points and six rebounds; Allie Costley - 6 points; Morgan Huber - 5 points; Hannah Porter - 4 points; Kacie Bearden - 3 points; Kimberly Wallace - 3 points; Sheyenne Seabolt - 3 points and Ashley Parker - 2 points.

Dawson County picked up its second win of the week with a dominating 51-point victory over visiting Tech High School (0-7) from Atlanta.

The Lady Tigers' defense smothered the Lady Titans in the first half and allowed zero points by halftime. The Lady Tigers held a 36-0 lead at the break.

Tech managed 11 points in the final two quarters of play. Once again Sweat was able to play everybody that was dressed out for the game.

Freshman post player Ashley Parker had a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

Jordan Moore scored her first varsity points with a basket in the second half.

Lady Tigers scorers: Ashley Parker - 18 points; Kenna Seitz - 6 points; Sheyenne Seabolt - 6 points; Allie Costley - 6 points; Kimberly Wallace - 4 points; Morgan Huber - 4 points; Whitney Glover - 4 points; Carly Gilreath - 4 points; Kacie Bearden - 3 points; Hannah Porter - 3 points; Alison Honea - 2 points and Jordan Moore - 2 points.

It was a much different story on Saturday when the Lady Tigers traveled to Hiawassee to face a very talented Towns County Lady Indians team. Earlier this season Dawson dropped a 76-66 decision to the #7-ranked in Class A team.

Sweat's players battled Towns in the first two quarters.

The Lady Tigers were tied with Towns 24-24 at halftime, but in the second half the Lady Indians poured it on Dawson County and outscored the Lady Tigers 52-22 to win by 30-points.

The Towns County players continued to press Dawson full court while being up by more than 25-points late in the game. The game ended with tension in the air.

"The first half was a good battle, but Towns County came out on fire in the second half. We just went cold, especially in the fourth quarter, hitting only one of 12 shots," Sweat said.

Sheyenne Seabolt led all Dawson County players with 14 points.

Carly Gilreath also had a nice game with 13 points, four assists and three blocked shots.

Lady Tigers Allie Costley notched double figures with 12 points and five rebounds.

Lady Tigers scorers: Sheyenne Seabolt - 14 points, Carly Gilreath - 13 points, Allie Costley - 12 points, Morgan Huber - 2 points, Hannah Porter - 2 points, Jordan Moore - 2 points and Kacie Bearden - 1 point.

The Lady Tigers will play host to Lumpkin County on Friday night before traveling to Columbus to take part in the Pacelli Christmas Tournament on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

The Lady Tigers will play at 3 p.m. Monday against Schley County (0-4). Depending on the results of the game, Dawson will play either Pacelli (3-1) or Tech High School on Tuesday.

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