Lady Eagles continue to battle in district

PEARLAND — If the Dawson Lady Eagles were awarded points for energy and effort, they would be undefeated. Head coach Isabel Gomez has a young team that gives 100 percent in every game. Unfortunately, they don't have the experience this season, but they will no doubt get there under Gomez's tutelage.

Last week, the Lady Eagles split their district games with a win over Alief Taylor and a loss to Alief Hastings. Dawson 54 - Alief Taylor 45

Dawson continues to improve as they got a 54-45 win over district foe Alief Taylor.

The Lady Eagles took the first quarter 10-9 and then put some distance between them and the Lady Lions with an 18-9 second period for a 28-18 lead at intermission.

Dawson was sparked by the offensive scoring of Angelica White who scored 10 points in the first half.

The Lady Eagles took the third quarter 16-14 for a 44-32 advantage entering the final frame.

Taylor attempted a come back in the final eight minutes, but Dawson held on as Taylor took the fourth quarter 13-10, but the Lady Eagles won the game 54-45.

White finished with 12 points while Olivia Johnson scored 10 points.

Dawson could use some improvement at the free throw line as they were only 12-of-26.

Alief Hastings 41 - Dawson 28

Dawson battled the Alief Hastings Lady Bears for the first three quarters on an even bases and then ran out of gas offensively in the final eight minutes.

Both teams were tied 11-11 at the end of the opening quarter and Hastings got short scoring spurt just before halftime to take a 22-19 lead into the dressing room.

Dawson scored five baskets in the first half while hitting 7-of-12 free throws to stay in the game.

Hastings hit seven baskets, a pair of 3-pointers, and 2-for-2 from the line.

The Lady Eagles outscored the Lady Bears 9-7 in the third quarter as four players scored including a 3-pointer by Teshuna Lockhart to trail 29-28 entering the final eight minutes.

The effort was there but the scoring wasn't as shot after shot bounced off the rim for the Lady Eagles while Hastings knocked down 12 points while Dawson was held scoreless down the stretch in the 41-28 district loss.

Kyra Lunford led the offense for Dawson with nine points.

Dawson will travel to George Ranch on Friday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.