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Lady Tigers continue on winning streak
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Junior Karlie Bearden shoots a lay-up against a recent opponent. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team continues to roll. The team picked up three big wins last week. Two of those victories were over Region 7-AAA opponents Banks County, 64-47, and Franklin County, 84-50.

On Saturday, Dawson County steam rolled Coahulla Creek, 70-25, in the first round of the Mistletoe Madness Christmas Tournament at North Murray High School in Chatsworth.

Dawson County is currently 10-0 overall and 3-0 in Region 7-AAA play.

The Dawson County offense is clicking on all cylinders, averaging 73 points over the last three games.

As was the case in a much anticipated game with Banks County (8-2; 2-1) in Dawsonville Dec. 16.

Coach Steve Sweat's offense took a 44-33 lead over the first three quarters against the Lady Leopards. The second quarter was the difference ,with Dawson County taking a 32-23 lead into halftime.

Sheyenne Seabolt led Dawson County with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Three other Lady Tigers also scored in double digits, led by Karlie Bearden with 15 points.

Ashley Parker and Haley Burgess scored 14 and 10 points respectively.

Jordan Moore and Katelynn Simpson each had two points.

"I thought the girls played hard on both ends of the floor," Sweat said. "We pushed the ball down the floor when it was there, and set it up to run an offense for a good shot when we didn't have the fast break."

The long trip, about two hours, to Carnesville on Friday had the Lady Tigers taking on a 9-2 Franklin County team.

As it turned out, Dawson County had its best offensive output of the season. The team scored 24, 21 and 15 points over the first three quarters of play to hold a commanding 70-39 lead going into the final period.

Once again Seabolt had a big night. The senior scored 24 points to lead all scorers in the contest.

Also scoring in double digits were Parker with 19 points, Bearden added 13 points and Burgess had 10 points. Also entering the scoring column were Moore and Erin Chatham with six points each.

Brittany Griggs added four points and Ansley Costley had two points.

Nine different players scored in Saturday's win over the Lady Mustangs.

The game was never in doubt with the Lady Tigers taking a 40-14 halftime advantage.

Scoring for Sweat's team were: Bearden-14, Seabolt-13, Costley-10, Peytan Porter with eight points, Lauren and Haley Burgess each scored seven points, Parker scored six points, Mikaela Egan scored three and Chatham added two points.

"It is always good to win the first one in any tournament. The girls moved the ball well and made some great passes," Sweat said.

The semi-finals of the tournament were played Monday against Dalton. The Lady Catamounts came into the game with a 5-5 record. Scores were unavailable at press time.