Lady Tigers fall to Cedar Grove in first round of 3A state playoffs

Dawson Co. Basketball, Lady Tigers Basketball, Sports

Senior Sophia D’Oliveira sets up the play.

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.

Freshmen Emma Walls makes a move against Cedar Grove.

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.

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