Dawson County senior guard Gunnar Armstrong helped his team improve to 2-0 in Region 7-AAA last week with a 14-point outburst in the Tigers 39-33 win over Banks County.
In a low-scoring first half, the Tigers and Leopards battled to a 13-13 tie at the intermission, but Dawson pulled ahead for a four-point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
The only other player in double figures for Dawson was senior guard Tyler Dominy with 11, while Lucas Pain, Camron Chester and Jackson Putnam finished with five points apiece.
Tigers head coach Thad Burgess acknowledged the role that tough defense has played in the teams victories with the Tigers holding opponents to less than 30 points per game so far.
On the offensive end, Dawson has seen many players lead the team in scoring over the first several games.
Coming off the bench, Jackson Putnam and Lucas Pain have helped give the team a lift in recent games, Burgess said, which helps Dawson gain some much-needed depth for its roster.
In the Tigers game against St Anne-Pacelli, senior guard Will Anglin led the team with 19 points.
On defense, Dawson held the Vikings to six or fewer points in each quarter, while a 23-6 run in the second quarter allowed the Tigers to grab a 31-9 lead en route to the 51-20 win.
When Dawson hosts West Forsyth (Region 6B-AAAAAA) tomorrow, the Tigers will be looking to pick up their third-straight win over the Wolverines.