The Dawson County Middle School seventh grade Lady Tigers’ basketball team won its opening game of the season in a convincing fashion, 42-5, at Lumpkin County Nov. 9.
The team followed that win with a huge victory over Union County in Blairsville, 49-22.
The Lady Tigers are currently 2-0 on the season.
“It was nice to be able to work on everything that we have put in and everyone on the team got ample playing time,” said Head Coach Tina Brown.
Dawson jumped out to an 11-0 first quarter lead. The Lady Tigers continued to poor on the offense in the second quarter and extended its lead to 25-0.
Brown was able to get everyone in the game for the last two quarters. The Lady Tigers out scored Lumpkin in the 3rd and 4th quarters, 17-5, to come away with the 37-point win.
Scoring for Dawson County were: Ansley Costley, nine points; Summer Vaughn and Karlie Bearden added eight points each; Peytan Porter scored six points.
Also scoring for the Lady Tigers were Haelye Lewis, four points; Lauren Burgess, three points; Brittany Griggs and Haley Burgess contributed two points each.
Dawson traveled to Union on Nov. 12 and came away with a convincing 49-22 win.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a huge 18-0 lead after one quarter of play.
Dawson extended its lead to 24-9 at intermission.
Brown, once again, got a chance to empty her bench as the Lady Tigers outscored Union 25-13 in the final two quarters of play.
“Union’s seventh grade girls were not as strong this year as they normally are. We jumped out to a comfortable lead and was able to relax and play everyone on the bench. All the girls played well and we are off to a great start,” Brown said.
Haley Burgess led all Lady Tigers scoring with 13 points. Burgess was followed in scoring by Ansley Costley and Brittany Griggs with nine points each, Karlie Bearden with eight points, Peytan Porter added six points and Summer Vaughan had four points.
The Lady Tigers will host Fannin County Nov. 18.
Tipoff will be at 4 p.m.