Last week was full of action for the Lady Tigers varsity basketball team, who fought back after a loss to Greater Atlanta Christian on the road Jan. 15 to claim a win over the Denmark High School Lady Danes three days later.
The Lady Tigers varsity team took a short trip to Alpharetta Jan. 18 in the final non-regional game of the season.
Taking advantage of an inexperienced, first-year team, the Lady Tigers cruised out to an early 23-3 lead in the first period and never looked back as they closed out the game with an 84-20 victory over the Lady Danes.
“After (Greater Atlanta Christian) we probably needed this,” Head Coach Steve Sweat said. “Hopefully, it gets us back on track as we head into the final games of the season.”
Sophomore Maddie Anglin opened the scoring for Dawson County in the first period as she drove through the defense to layup a shot on the opening play of the game. Senior Kaylee Sticker took over the scoring in the first period, scoring at whim from every angle of the court as she posted 15 of her team high 22 points on the night.
Once again led by Anglin, who opened the scoring in the second period with a series of steals that she converted into 7 points, the Lady Tigers extended their lead behind the hot hand of freshman Ella Siuta as she dropped three 3-point shots in a row to give Dawson County a commanding 53-11 lead at the half.
Anglin once again started the scoring in the third period as she demonstrated her accuracy from beyond the perimeter with a pair of 3-pointers. Sticker added a 3-point shot while junior Marlie Townley put in 4 points from underneath the net.
Dawson County finished off the game with another 16 points during the fourth quarter as the Lady Tigers put the finishing touches on a dominating win over the Lady Danes.
Sticker led the team in scoring with 22 points followed by Anglin and Siuta with 16 points each.
The win moved the Lady Tigers to a 14-7 overall record.
The Jan. 15 battle for first place in the region was likewise hard fought, but after overcoming a first period deficit to tie the game heading into halftime, the Lady Tigers fell short in the second half to lose the away game against GAC by a final score of 53-41.
“We actually played some really good defense,” Sweat said. “We could not convert the stops into points.”
Sticker was the only Lady Tiger to post double digits on the night as she led the team in scoring with 19 points.
The loss moved Dawson County (14-7, 5-3) down the ladder into third place, behind GAC and North Hall, in region 7AAA. The loss moved Dawson County (13-7, 5-3) down the ladder into third place, behind GAC and North Hall, in region 7AAA.
The Lady Tigers played at home on Jan. 22 against the North Hall Lady Trojans in the first of four straight conference matchups that will close out 2018-19 season. Results were unavailable as of press time.