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BASKETBALL: Dawson County prepares for the region tournament after falling to Wesleyan on Senior Night
Ethan Parker attempts a jump shot during the game against Wesleyan on Friday, Feb. 10. - photo by Rio White

Dawson County’s varsity boys and girls basketball teams finished up their regular seasons against Wesleyan on Friday, Feb. 10, with the girls losing 69-42 and the boys falling 73-51.

Four senior basketball players and three senior cheerleaders were honored as part of Senior Night.

Representing the Lady Tigers were Calleigh Lamb, Emma Grace McCarron and Kirklyn Porter, while Beau Robinson represented the boys team. 

Ansley Humphrey, Emily Jones and Kayleigh Moon represented the basketball cheer squad.

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Between the two basketball games, the 10 newest inductees to the Dawson County High School Hall of Fame were recognized on the court. The DCN is publishing a separate article about the induction ceremony that occurred before the Senior Night basketball games.  

Both teams moved to the first round of the Region 7-3A tournament, with the Lady Tigers — the No. 5 seed —  facing off against Pickens on Monday, Feb. 13, in a game hosted by Wesleyan at 4:30 p.m.

The No. 6 seed boys team pick up action on Tuesday, Feb. 14, also facing Pickens in a game hosted by White County at 6 p.m.

For either team, a win against Pickens would secure a spot in the region tournament semifinals, which will be hosted by Dawson County. 

Those potential semifinal matchups for the Tigers would be on Thursday, Feb. 16, with the boys playing White County or Lumpkin at 5:30 p.m. and the girls facing top-seeded Lumpkin at 7 p.m.

All teams who advance to the region tournament semifinals earn spots in the Class 3A state playoffs, with the remainder of the region games played for seeding. 

Dawson County will also host the Region 7-3A championship games on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.