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Lady Tigers take Area title over Franklin

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CORSICANA–The Malakoff Lady Tigers checked another box off their playoff list as they topped the Franklin Lady Lions in the Area round Feb. 18 at Navarro College in Corsicana.
Malakoff got an outstanding performance from freshman Hillary Dawson as she put up 28 points in the 78-45 victory for the Lady Tigers.
The 78 points were the most by Malakoff the entire 2021-22 season, through both the regular season and postseason. The Lady Tigers registered 61 points in their Bi-district win over Whitney Feb. 14.
Behind the 28 point-performance by Dawson, who added 11 rebounds and three assists, senior Kyiah Hicks registered a double-double, adding 18 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists and one steal in the victory.
Cam Gaddis went 3/4 from three-point range, finishing with 11 points and five rebounds.
Mia Jackson had eight points and eight assists, along with five assists and three steals. Cearra Warren rounded out the starters with six points and two rebounds, adding four assists in the win over the Lady Lions.