Dawson's Braelyn Younger (34) shoots a free throw against the Pearland Lady Oilers.The Lady Eagles flew past the Lady O's 61-35 to pick up a district win. Younger scored 12 points in the winning effort. (Photo by Kelechi Amogu)
PEARLAND DAWSON — In the past, Dawson has struggled in their games against Pearland, but the Lady Eagles spread their wings and flew past the Lady O's in one of the most lopsided wins in their short history.
Dawson opened up the first quarter on fire on offense scoring 18 points while limiting Pearland to a single free throw for an 18-1 lead.
Junior Braelyn Younger led the charge with six points in the frame while getting help from Kyra Lunford who tossed in five points.
The Lady Eagles continued the onslaught outscoring the visitors 15-9 in the second period for a 33-10 lead at intermission.
Pearland finally began to find some offense in the third quarter as Pearland's leading offensive weapon Macey Braswell, who was held to a free throw in the first half, found her range with 10 points including a 3-pointer to take the third quarter 14-12 leaving Dawson firmly in control 45-24.
Dawson closed out the game 16-11 for the lopsided 61-35 district win.
The only place that Dawson struggled was at the free throw line where they were 16-of-28.
Lunford led the scoring for Dawson with 13 points while Younger added 12.
Braswell led the Lady Oilers with 11 points.
Pearland was only 6-of-22 from the charity stripe.
The Lady Oilers are 7-3 in the district standings while Dawson improves to 4-5 in their effort to make the post-season.
Pearland will host Alief Hastings on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. for their final game of the regular season.
Dawson will travel to Alief Taylor for their final regular season game on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.