Lady Eagles show marked improvement this season


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CAREER SCORING LEADER - Dawson senior Kennedy Ford recently soared past the career 1,000-point mark to be the only Dawson Lady Eagle to score more than that many points in her high school career.

DAWSON — Dawson was 15-19 last season under head coach Sharee Griffin, but the Lady Eagles have already shown early improvement this year with a 10-8 record.

The Lady Eagles return two starters back in Kennedy Ford, Dawson's all-time leading scorer, and Sarah Allison.

Joining these players include lettermen Ziara James, Kennedy Smith, and Miracle Gibson with Kendall Ford added to the lineup.

"I see that our team will have strong guard play on offense, and we will have good size in the paint," Griffin said. "Defensively, we should be quick and athletic and transfer that size in the paint on defense as well."

Pearland is an overwhelming favorite to capture the District 23-6A title after coming within one game of advancing to the 6A state tournament last season. Shadow Creek, Dawson, and Alief Taylor are the other teams that should advance to the post-season while Hastings, Alvin, and Elsik will be the lower tier teams.

Dawson recently faced the Dickinson Lady Gators and were edged 48-47 in the non-district contest.

The Lady Gators barely took the opening quarter 13-12 but got a cushion in the second period 17-5 for a 28-17 lead at intermission.

Dawson continued to battle as Dickinson was able to take the third quarter 12-11 leaving the Lady Gators with a 40-28 lead going into the final stanza.

The Lady Eagles weren't going down easy and fought back in the fourth period 19-8 only to come up a point shy 48-47 at the end of the game.