The Dawson County girls basketball team outlasted East Hall 19-15 in the first round of the Region 7-AAA Tournament on Wednesday at Dawson County High in Dawsonville.
Allie Costley led all scorers with six points for Dawson County, which clinched a state playoff berth with the win. Sheyenne Seabolt added five, and Carly Gilreath and Karlie Bearden each scored four.
For East Hall, Chelsea Dale tallied five points, A.J. Hendrix had four and Tasia Bailey scored three. Dawson County coach Steve Sweat said the Lady Vikings slowed the pace of play most of the night in order to keep the game low-scoring.
The Lady Tigers face Fannin County in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at North Hall High in Gainesville; East Hall’s season is now complete.
FANNIN COUNTY GIRLS 52, BANKS COUNTY 47: Molly Chandler scored 19 points for Fannin County in the first round of the girls 7-AAA Region Tournament on Wednesday at Dawson County High in Dawsonville.
Lindsey Humphrey and Hope Cochran each added nine points for the Lady Blue Devils, who are guaranteed a spot in the Class AAA state tournament with the win.
Taylor Kennedy led Banks County with 20 points, and Kaitlyn Duncan added nine.
Fannin County plays Dawson County at 4 p.m. Friday at North Hall High in Gainesville. Banks County’s season is finished.
Region 8-A Tournament
Lakeview fell to Hebron Christian 51-32 in the second round of the 8-A Tournament on Wednesday at Towns County High in Hiawassee.
Kaylee McClendon led the team with eight points, and Taylor Handte scored seven.
The Lady Lions find out if they will advance to the state tournament when the Class A power ratings are released next Tuesday.
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