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Lady Tigers' post season ends with second round loss to Laney
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The Dawson County Lady Tigers are looking for a win on the road as the team travels to Augusta for Friday night's playoff game against the reigning AAA state champion Laney Wildcats. - photo by File photo

The Dawson County Lady Tigers' post season came to an end Friday night with a 64-45 loss to Laney in the second round of the state AAA playoffs.

Coach Steve Sweat knew it would be a tough fight to get past the reigning AAA champs.  

"We have to play every quarter, especially against teams as good as Laney," he said. "As you can see from the final score, after we settled down it was 44-40 for three quarter's. I was proud of the girls for continuing to battle even though we were behind and playing at Laney." 

The Lady Tigers were 25-4 overall and 13-0 region.

 "I am very proud of this group of seniors. They have been to the state tournament all four years and have helped win 100 games," Sweat said.

Karlie Bearden led the Lady Tigers with 22 points, followed by Haley Burgess with 8 and Kaylee Sticker with 7.

Calli Watson and Peytan Porter both scored 3, and Tabitha Morrison scored 2 points.

Dawson took out Calhoun 71-54 Tuesday in the first round of the state playoffs.

Lady Tigers Haley Burgess led the team in scoring with 19 points, having knocked down five, 3-pointers in the contest.

The Region 3-AAA champs, Laney powered past Central Macon 76-36 Wednesday at home to make it into the Sweet Sixteen.

Although a three hour drive separates the two teams, the Lady Tigers and Laney Wildcats have developed somewhat of a long distance rivalry, after Dawson County's 29-game winning streak came to a heartbreaking end in a 70-64 loss to Laney during the 2015 Elite Eight matchup.