Clemson commit Kaylee Sticker had a monumental night with a 31 points to lead the Dawson County girls basketball team to a 65-57 win over Flowery Branch in the team’s season opener on Thursday in Flowery Branch.
Flowery Branch led 33-28 at the half, but the Lady Tigers (1-0) used good defensive stops while outscoring the Lady Falcons 15-10 to take a 46-40 lead by the end of the third period.
Fighting back, Flowery Branch tied the game at 53-all, but Dawson County made 10 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold on.
Also for Dawson County, Sophia D’Oliveira chipped in nine points, while Mariah Benson scored eight in her first varsity game.
Dawson County hosts a four-team tournament next Monday and Tuesday.
On Monday, Dawson will host a two-day, four-team tournament where they will face Landmark Christian and Cumberland Christian Academy.
DAWSON COUNTY BOYS 72, FLOWERY BRANCH 25: Jasper Gibson racked up a full stat line of 20 points, five assists, five steals and four rebounds for the Tigers. Also for Dawson County, Campbell Reed tossed in 18 points, Luke Chism (six rebounds) added 14 and Eli Burruss was not far behind with 10 points. Tate Adkins dished a team-high assists with seven for the Tigers (1-0).
Compiled by Diana Lewis
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