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Boys basketball weathers defeat after two victories on the road
Boys basketball Jan 10
Senior Cullen Reed scores a two-pointer for the Tigers in their tough game against the Forsyth Central Bulldogs in January. - photo by Jessica Taylor

After a huge victory on the road Friday night, the Dawson County varsity boys basketball team lost a hard-fought battle in overtime to the Forsyth Central Bulldogs on Saturday.

The Tigers came off a 94-91 victory in overtime against the East Hall Vikings Jan. 5

“The seniors told me before the match that we’d never beat East Hall at East Hall before,” Head Coach Chad Pittman said. “That was a huge win for our program and a great night for the kids.”

Pittman said the score got down to 30-11 in the first half but the team was able to pick it up and play well.

Senior Jeremiah Crumley assisted huge in overtime as he went 16 for 17 from the free-throw line. 

“It was definitely a great win,” Pittman said.

The win put the Tigers at 4-0 and sitting in first place in region action. 

Last week was also huge for Crumley, who scored his 1,000th point Jan. 3 at a North Hall match where the Tigers won 59-44. 

“It was a huge accomplishment for him over the course of four years to reach that milestone,” Pittman said.  “I was really proud.”

During the Jan. 6 game at home, Pittman said he could tell the team was lethargic, as much as he dislikes making excuses.

“Forsyth Central is not better than us...we just didn’t do the things we had to do to win,” Pittman said.

The game went into overtime at 54-54 with a Crumley field goal.

Senior Cullen Reed scored on a layup and was fouled, nabbing a free throw, but a three-point shot by the Bulldogs tied the game again.

After a series of baskets by the Bulldogs, Dawson fell to Forsyth Central 63-57 when the clock ran out.

The Tigers faced Union County at home Tuesday night, but results were not available as of press time.