Class AAA Rankings
2 Dawson County
5 Morgan County
6 South Atlanta
7 Dodge County
8 Peach County
9 Central Carrollton
The winning streak continues at 19 for Dawson County High School Head Coach Steve Sweat's varsity Lady Tigers basketball team after picking up two Region 7-AAA wins last week over Lumpkin County, 77-29, and Fannin County, 83-43.
Dawson County is now 19-0 overall and 6-0 in the region. The Lady Tigers are currently ranked No. 2 in Class AAA.
There was a large crowd on hand to see both games in Dawsonville, as many in the community came out to support the Lady Tigers.
Friday's game was highlighted by the 500th career rebound by junior Karlie Bearden with 1:03 left in the second quarter.
The Lady Tigers began the game strong. The team opened up a 23-8 lead over the Lady Rebels in the first quarter.
Dawson County continued to pour on the offense and took a huge 41-22 advantage at halftime.
The Lady Tigers put the game out of reach by outscoring Fannin 28-11 by the end of three quarters. With the huge 69-33 third quarter lead, Sweat was able to clear his bench and get some players much needed playing time.
Four Lady Tigers scored in double digits. The team was led by Ashley Parker with 18 points. Following Parker were Sheyenne Seabolt with 17 points, Haley Burgess added 13 points and Bearden scored 11 points. Burgess knocked down three, three-pointers.
Also scoring in the contest were Katelynn Simpson with five points, Jordan Moore added four points, Erin Chatham, Mikaela Egan and Peytan Porter each had three points, Brittany Griggs, Ansley Costley and Lauren Burgess scored two points each.
The Jan. 6 game with arch-rival Lumpkin County was basically over at halftime, with Dawson County holding a huge 43-20 lead.
The Lady Tigers continued to pour on the offense in the second half and outscored the Lady Indians 34-9 to take the Region 7-AAA victory.
Bearden had a huge night on offense. She scored a game-high 24 points.
Nine of the 12 dressed players scored for Sweat's team. Moore scored 11 points, hitting three, three-pointers, Seabolt with nine points, Simpson added eight points and had 10 rebounds. Haley Burgess, Chatham and Porter had six points each, while Parker contributed five points and Costley chipped in two points.
Sweat's team is currently idle until Jan. 23 when they travel to Banks County. The Lady Leopards are currently two games behind Dawson County in the region standings. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m. in Homer.