DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County boys and girls basketball teams took twin wins over rival Lumpkin County Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers (2-7, 1-1) placed three players in double figures to roll past the Lady Indians 55-27. Abi Chatham led the way with 20 points, followed by Kaylee Sticker and Cadey Ayers with 12 each.
Dawson County led 21-16 at halftime, and outscored the visitors 15-1 in the third quarter and 19-10 in the fourth to put the game away.
Coach Chad Pittman’s boys had a more difficult time in outlasting a scrappy Indians team 58-55.
Lumpkin County’s Zack Pulley was the game’s leading scorer with 18 points. Dawson County countered with three players scoring in double figures. Freshman Campbell Reed led the Tigers with 12 points, followed by Cullen Reed with 11 and Joseph Cronin with 10.
Campbell Reed scored all his points on four 3-pointers in the second quarter as the Tigers opened up a 39-30 lead at halftime.
Lumpkin County rallied to tie the game at 43-43 on a pair of free throws by Jacob Zarate and again at 48-48 on a 3-pointer by Matthew Hayes with 5:26 left in the game. With 3:50 left, the Tigers held a very shaky 53-51 lead and the Indians were still alive but they never scored again.