Dawson Co. boys defeat GAC in defensive battle

Dawson Co. Basketball, Dawson County High School, Tigers Basketball

The Dawson Co. Tigers (18-2, 8-0 Region 7-3A) defeated the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans (12-6, 5-2 Region 7-3A) 57-39 at home on Tuesday night. The Tigers shrugged off the slow start offensively and scored 39 points in the second half to seal the win.

Four Tigers scored in double digits, with Eli Burress leading the way by scoring 16 points. Jasper Gibson scored 14 points, Mason Barnes scored 12 points, and Campbell Reed had 10 points.

Mason Barnes sizing up the defense.

The first quarter was one of the lowest scoring quarters for the Tigers all season. The Spartans worked hard to deny Gibson the ball, and it slowed the Tigers offense early. Dawson Co. lead 8-6 after the first quarter.

The game remained close and low-scoring in the second quarter. The Tigers finished the period on a 6-0 run to take an 18-12 lead into halftime.

Jasper Gibson driving into the lane.

The Tigers came out of the break scoring much better than the first half. They used a long 14-1 run in the middle of the quarter and lead 32-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

Both offenses were hot in the final period. The Tigers outscored the Spartans 25-19 in the final period and won the game 57-39.

Dawson Co. has another home game this Friday against Denmark at 8:30pm.

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