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Perfect streak remains
Girls remain No. 1
S-Varsity Girls Bball pic
Tabitha Morrison goes up strong against Pickens County. - photo by Pam Jacobs Dawson County News

The No. 1-ranked Dawson County Lady Tigers continue to dominate their opposition with a convincing 69-46 win at Pickens County last week.

The Lady Tigers are now 10-0 on the season going into the holidays. Dawson County is 39-1 over the last two seasons at this point.

Head Coach Steve Sweat's team will compete at the George Walton Academy tournament in Loganville next.

The tournament began on Monday and will run through today.

The first round matchup for the Lady Tigers was Athens Christian (5-3). Scores were unavailable at press time.

The Pickens County game was tight in the first quarter, with the Lady Tigers holding a slim, 11-8, lead.

Dawson County picked up its defensive pressure in the second half with the Lady Tigers outscoring their opponents, 20-11, to take a comfortable, 31-19, advantage going into the locker room at halftime.

"I thought that Pickens shot the three-point shot very well," Sweat said. "We did not do a good job of closing out on their shooters. We will work on that over the break."

The Lady Tigers continued to pour on the offense in the third quarter holding a commanding, 52-28, lead as the buzzer sounded.

In the fourth quarter the Lady Tigers substituted freely.

Even though the Nettes outscored Dawson County, 18-17, the Lady Tigers won easily.

"I thought our girls did a great job of sharing the ball as four of our players scored in double figures," Sweat said.

Senior Karlie Bearden led the way for Dawson County with a game high 20 points.

Bearden was followed in double figures by Kaylee Sticker with 14 points, Peytan Porter and Haley Burgess each had 11 points.

Rounding out the scoring were Katelynn Simpson with 6 points, Anna Lowe added 4 points, Tabitha Morrison with 2 points and Erin Chatham with 1 point.

For Lowe it was the first points of her varsity career.

"It is always good to end the first part of the regular season with a win," Sweat said.