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Basketball update: Varsity teams victorious over Denmark Danes
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Girls: 

The Lady Tigers varsity team took the short trip to Alpharetta on Jan. 18 to take on Denmark High School in the final non-regional game of the season.

Taking advantage of an inexperienced, first-year team, the Lady Tigers cruised out to an early 23-3 lead in the first period and never looked back as they closed out the game with an 84-20 victory over the Lady Danes.

Senior Kaylee Sticker led Dawson County in scoring with 22 points. Sophomore Maddie Anglin and freshman Ella Siuta also put double digits on the board with 16 points each.

“After GAC we probably needed this,” Head Coach Steve Sweat said. “Hopefully, it gets us back on track as we head into the final games of the season.”

The Lady Tigers next play Jan. 22 at home against the North Hall Lady Trojans in the first of four conference matchups that will close out 2018-2019 season.

Boys:

In a game that reminded fans of the physical nature of basketball, the Tigers varsity team went into “The Den” at Denmark High School and came away with a hard-fought 68-49 win over the Danes.

“They’re 15-5, they’re pretty good,” Head Coach Chad Pittman said. “We’re going to have to play or else we won’t be happy in an hour and a half.”

Senior Luke Chism and junior Jasper Gibson combined for 55 points on the night as they made up the bulk of the Tiger offense.

Chism spread his points across the game, finding the bucket in every period as he went 7-of-11 from the foul line and dropped 10 buckets from the floor for a total of 27 points on the night.

After an ice-cold first period, Gibson exploded in the third as he posted 19 of his team high 28 points to put the Tigers firmly in control of the game late in the second half.

A pair of juniors led the Danes as Adonnis Tolbert and Karson Kinnevy put up 13 points and 12 points respectively.

With only two weeks remaining in the season, the Tigers take on the North Hall Trojans at Dawson County High School on Jan. 22 in a critical 7-AAA regional game that marks the beginning of the end of the 2018-2019 campaign.