It was just a scrimmage, but the Dawson County Lady Tigers were feeling good about themselves as they walked off the floor Thursday night at the Ford E. Phillips Center.
Head Coach Steve Sweat and his team handed Providence Christian Academy a 43-29 defeat.
The Lady Tigers won a scrimmage game against a Lady Stars team that boasted a 19-10 record last season.
The Lady Tigers were able to keep the lead the entire game. Dawson jumped out to an insurmountable 24-8 lead after two quarters of play.
Dawson’s defense looked sharp and allowed the Lady Stars only single digits in the first three quarters.
“It was a great start for our kids and our coaches got to take a good look at some strengths and weaknesses of our team,” Sweat said.
Junior Jessi Phillips led all Lady Tigers with 10 points, while pulling down three rebounds. Freshman Allie Costley also had a good game with eight points and seven rebounds.
Other scorers for Dawson were Kenna Seitz and Nikki Dean with five points each and pulling down five and six rebounds respectively.
Erin Gordon contributed three points, while Morgan Bennett, Hannah Porter and Carly Gilreath each had two points each.
Providence was led in scoring by Mallory McQuay with 10 points.
The Lady Tigers play tonight against Oglethorpe County in a Region 8-AA crossover game. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Oglethorpe is coming off a 1-16 season last year.
Sweat’s team will play at home against Cross Keys this Friday night.
The Cross Keys Lady Indians are currently in the middle of a 63-game losing streak. The team has not won a game since Jan. 27, 2006 when they defeated Carver 48-30.
Tip-off will be at 7 p.m
The Lady Tigers will then travel to Hebron Christian Academy Nov. 23 and 24 for the Inaugural Lions Thanksgiving Classic. Other teams scheduled to participate in the tournament are Tech High School and Mt. Pisgah High School.