Dawson County High School is calling all alumni who played basketball for either the girls or boys varsity teams. On Dec. 19 DCHS will host Habersham Central and all former students who were a part of the program will be honored between the varsity games. To get more information, former students may contact Coach Chad Pittman at email@example.com or Coach Tanya Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lady Tigers varsity basketball team was able to secure their first win of the season during a home game on Saturday against the White County Warriors.
Dawson County won 75-37 to take the team to 1-5 on the season.
The difference during the Dec. 3 outing seemed to be in attitude as all 11 players were able to score during the contest.
"They had a much better attitude and ‘want to,' said Head Coach Steve Sweat. "It was great to play at home."
Sweat said he was very pleased with the effort overall.
Junior Abi Chatham led the scoring with 19 points on the night. It was her highest scoring game as a varsity player.
"She played smart, handled the ball better, was more aggressive on both ends of the floor," Sweat said.
Sophomore Kaylee Sticker added 17 points and Calli Watson had 9.
Anna Lowe had 4 points on the night but got the scoring started early with a basket underneath on a pass from Watson.
Lowe was able to come up with the steal on the other end and get the ball back out to Sticker for a bucket.
Watson drained a 3-point shot on the next trip down.
After another Sticker score and a Watson steal, Chatham put in 3 points and White County called a timeout as they were down 12-4.
After the break, Kati Brady had a beautiful pass underneath to Sticker for another easy basket.
Sticker would hit a three and put in another two on the next two possessions.
After one quarter, the Lady Tigers had a 21-12 lead.
Marlie Townley, Maggie Schandera and Cadey Ayers all had 5 points. Brady added 4.
Dawson County took a 36-15 lead into the half.
Turnovers worked against the Lady Tigers early in the second half after the Warriors stepped up the pressure.
Lowe had a solid block underneath that was called a foul, but Dawson would not relent and kept the lead at 48-26 after three quarters.
In the final period, Dawson County outscored the Lady Warriors 27-11 to seal the win.
Sweat said he would like to see more pressure on the ball on defense and for his players to make better use of their dribble.
The Lady Tigers played Rabun County at home on Dec. 6, but results were not available as of press time.
All of the Dawson County teams will take on Greater Atlanta Christian beginning at 4 p.m. on Dec. 9 in Norcross.
The junior varsity Lady Tigers easily handled the Lady Warriors with a 73-21 win on Dec. 3.
"I am proud of the girls for focusing on their fundamentals, refraining from reaching on defense and for taking the ball to the basket," said Head Coach Anne Hyams. "Their shot selection was good and they played hard the entire game."
Kenedy Moledor led the scoring with 20 points. Avery Young added 12 and Rachel Swafford and Kendall Martin both put in 11 points.
Townley had 9 points in the JV outing. Chloe Bennett and Maggie Schandera both had 4 points and Jenna Lecours had 2.