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Boys’ basketball fall in second round of state tournament
Dawson County senior Cullen Reed drives the ball to the basket in the second half of the Class AAA second round at Cedar Grove High School. - photo by Colin Ochs
The Dawson County boys’ basketball season came to an end last Thursday night with a 64-52 loss at Cedar Grove in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament. The Tigers (19-10) kept the game close throughout. Down 35-28 at halftime and 50-41 at the end of the third quarter, Dawson County remained within striking distance, but Cedar Grove’s athleticism was just too much for the Tigers to overcome as the Saints (23-6) racked up points on the fast break following missed shots and turnovers which made it hard to close the gap, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. “We really battled,” Head Coach Chad Pittman said of the Feb. 22 matchup. “Size and athleticism is something we haven’t had most nights we’ve played this year, but you can’t judge a book by its cover and our heart's really big.