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Lady Tigers take down Forsyth Central
Girls bball Jan 10
Sophomore Sophia D’Oliveira grabs the ball away from the Lady Bulldog’s offense during Saturday’s game. - photo by Jessica Taylor

Coming off a narrow defeat after playing against East Hall Friday night, the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball team was able to take down the Forsyth Central Bulldogs on Saturday.

The East Hall Lady Vikings won a Jan. 5 match-up 64-61. Head Coach Steve Sweat said fouls made a big difference in the total counts.

“We were in foul trouble early on and had to battle that situation for most of the game,” Sweat said. “We had three players foul out in this game...we have only had one player foul out in our other 14 games.”

With the foul count at 7-0 against the Lady Tigers in the third quarter and up to nine when a foul was called on East Hall in the fourth quarter, Sweat said it was hard to win a close game when the other team shot 30 free throws to the Tigers’ two.

During the Jan. 6 game against Forsyth Central, the Lady Tigers were able to nab some points off of turnovers to defeat the Bulldogs 66-36.

At half the score stood at 30-9 and a series of field goals after the half helped to push the Lady Tigers to victory.

Starting forward Kaylee Sticker, in her first game back since an ankle injury, scored 19 points in the game.

Also scoring high were Sophia D'Oliveira with 10 points followed closely by Kati Brady with nine and Calli Watson with eight. Cadey Ayers, Chloe Bennett and Abi Chatham all bagged five points, while Madison Anglin scored three and Kenedy Moledor had two.

Tigers hosted Union County at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Results were not available as of press time.