Ashley Parker, Dawson County: Recorded two double-doubles last week with 21 points and 10 rebounds on a win on Monday and 15 points and 10 rebounds in a loss on Saturday.
Sydney Cleveland, North Hall: Tallied 27 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Jackson County on Friday and 14 points and 10 rebounds on a win against Alpharetta on Saturday.
Bridgette Kelly, Chestatee: Notched 20 points in a win against Sprayberry on Saturday and 12 in a loss to Hiram on Friday.
Katie Sayres, North Hall: Led the team with 16 points in the win against Alpharetta on Saturday.
Schyler Miller, Lakeview Academy: Scored 20 points in a win against North Oconee on Saturday.
Paige Thomas, White County: Had 17 points in a win against Wayne County on Saturday.
Karlie Bearden, Dawson County: Recorded 17 points in a loss to Hayesville (N.C.) on Saturday.
Taylor Kennedy, Banks County: Tallied 26 points in a win against Forsyth Central on Saturday to win the Commerce tournament after scoring 10 in a win against Cass on Friday.
Dawson County junior post player Sheyenne Seabolt has had no issues transitioning into her role as a leader for the Lady Tigers.
After sharing time last season as Dawson County’s leading scorer with then-senior Carly Gilreath, Seabolt has taken full control of the court this season.
In what coach Steve Sweat called her “best week ever,” Seabolt tallied 16 points and eight rebounds in a win against Union County last Tuesday, 33 points and five rebounds in a win against Gordon Lee at the Battle of the States Tournament, before capping off her week with a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Hayesville (N.C.) in the tournament finals.
For her efforts, Seabolt is The Times’ Girls Athlete of the week.
“She had her best night of the year against what I felt like was one of the better teams we’ve played (Gordon Lee),” Sweat said. “They won the Class A state championship last year, and that game was the high of her career as well as the highest scoring night for anyone on the team this year.”
Seabolt’s versatility is one of the factors which has made the Lady Tigers so successful this season, something she has developed over her career.
“She catches the ball better in traffic and really powers up to the goal,” Sweat said. “She’s played well inside and outside. She can also shoot the three, and I mean shoot them and make them.”
Sweat noted how much Seabolt has matured this season, stating that tournament experience and offseason play is a major reason why she is playing so well.
“She’s gotten a lot stronger. She handles herself well on the court, and she stays in the game,” Sweat said. “She’s played in a lot of big-game tournaments, so knowing that she was going to go against Gordon Lee, she just wanted to be the best.”
Many of the Lady Tigers play together in the offseason or have been playing together since their youth, increasing communication between the players to aid the team.
“They’ve all grown up right here and played on teams together,” Sweat said. “This year (Seabolt, Ashley Parker and Karlie Bearden) knew they would be expected to carry the load for us, and they’ve handled it well.”
Seabolt and her teammates will try to continue their success as they face Region 7-AAA opponent East Hall on Friday in Dawsonville.