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Lady Tigers wrap up basketball season
Team makes it to state tournament for sixth year in a row
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Junior Kaylee Sticker goes for a lay-up and scores for the Lady Tigers during their victorious rematch against region rival Lumpkin County Jan. 24. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The 2017-18 season for the Dawson County girls’ basketball team was highlighted with a sixth straight trip to the state tournament, and although they fell in the first round, 56-35, to an undefeated Franklin County team on the road, the Lady Tigers 15-13 record still felt like a success to their head coach. “It is always good to win more than you lose,” Head Coach Steve Sweat said. “We made it to the state tournament which is always a goal for us.” Despite an improvement in their overall record from last year’s 12-18 season, as well as an improvement in their region record (from 5-7 to 6-6 in Region 7-AAA), the Lady Tigers couldn’t duplicate last year’s quarterfinal run, failing to win a game in the state tournament for the first time during their stretch of six straight appearances.