By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Lady Tigers drop second in a row against East Forsyth
EG McCarron
Emma Grace McCarron shoots a three-pointer against East Forsyth on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Photo by Parker Hollenstein.

The Dawson County Lady Tigers dropped their second game in a row on Tuesday night while visiting region rival East Forsyth. 

Going into the 4th quarter the Lady Tigers were down 42-39. Some hot shooting by the Broncos pushed the deficit to double digits with five minutes remaining, but head coach Erik Herrick called on his team to execute the full court press. 

“It’s something we’re starting to work on more. We’re not an up tempo high paced team and play at a slower pace. But when you have to do it and when you get down late you got to do it,” said Herrick. 

The defensive adjustment worked for the Lady Tigers as the were able to cut the Broncos’ lead down to just two with a minute left. The charge was led by sophomore Kindra Coker who had two steals and three assists in the final quarter. 

Down by a couple with sixty seconds to go, the Lady Tigers failed to capitalize on East Forsyth’s mistakes. “We created a few turnovers and that led to a couple of opportunities to score for us,” Herrick said.  “Credit [East Forsyth], they closed it out fairly well.” The Lady Tigers would go on to lose the game 62-57.

The Lady Tigers were led in scoring by sophomore Abby Slaton who scored 20 points, making six threes in the game. Emma Grace McCarron scored eight, with five of them coming in the last quarter, when the Lady Tigers needed points the most. 

The Lady Tigers will travel to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer County Bobcats. 

“We got to rebound the basketball,” said Herrick. “If we limit [Gilmer County] to one shot each possession we’re in good shape. But we got our butts kicked tonight.”