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Telling week ahead
Ladies ready to take the court
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Head Coach Steve Sweat and Assistant Coach Mark Ragsdale look on during a recent game. Also pictured is senior Lady Tigers Morgan Huber. - photo by File photo

The Dawson County varsity girl's basketball team will begin their post-Thanksgiving schedule with games against White and Gilmer counties this week.

The Lady Tigers are currently 1-1 with a win over Tallulah Falls, 87-36, and a loss to Towns County, 54-48.

Dawson is led by junior point guard Carly Gilreath. Gilreath is averaging more than 20 points per game after only two games this season.

"Carly has led us in scoring in both games," said head coach Steve Sweat. "She has scored over 20 points in both games we have played."

Yesterday, the Lady Tigers made their first away trip of the season traveling to Cleveland to face White County.

The Lady Warriors are 1-2 on the season under first year head coach Buster Brown.

Coach Brown is a veteran, having coached at Holy Innocents and Lakeview Academy for many years. He was also the head coach at Truett-McConnell College for one season.

White County has only one win this season against Hiwassee Dam, N.C., 72-38. They have losses to Holy Innocents and Union County.

On Friday Dawson County will play host to Gilmer County. The Lady Bobcats have an overall record of 2-1 coming into the game. Gilmer has picked up wins over Fannin County and Copper Basin, Tenn. The team's only loss is to Pickens County.

Gilmer is led by long time head coach Herb Horton.

"Both White and Gilmer will be tough games," Sweat said. "Both teams are well coached and have good players."

Sweat said he is proud of his team's progress so far this season.

"We have shared the ball well. Everybody scored in the first game and eight of nine scored in the second game. Kacie Bearden is doing a great job shooting the three. We are trying to run more but we still have too many turnovers," Sweat said.

Friday's game will tip off at 6:00 p.m. at home.