The Dawson Co. Lady Tigers fell to Cedar Grove 45-39 on Thursday. Cedar Grove hosted the first round matchup of the 3A state playoffs, as they won the Region 5-3A tournament. The Lady Tigers were outscored 18-4 in the fourth quarter, as they couldn’t hang on to their lead.
Dawson Co. started off the game strong with a 9-0 run. However, the Lady Saints fought their way back and only trailed 13-9 at the end of the first quarter.
The score remained even in the second quarter, as the Lady Tigers took a 25-18 lead into halftime after senior Marlie Townley hit a lay-up as time expired.
Cedar Grove closed the gap by opening the second half on a 7-2 run. However, the Lady Tigers responded with an 8-2 run and led 35-27 heading into the fourth quarter.
The final period started out as a defensive standstill. Neither time scored until halfway through the period, when the Lady Saints hit a pair of free throws. The rest of the game was all downhill, as Cedar Grove ramped up the pressure. The Lady Tigers lost 45-39, which ends their season at 14-14.