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Boys let lead slip away
JV Boys Bball pic
Dawson County junior varsity player Cameron Millholland drives down the lane against Gilmer County. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

The junior varsity boys basketball ball team dropped two games last week. The team lost to White County 34-31 on the road and at home against Gilmer County 58-43.

In both games Head Coach Wes Greer's team held a lead at halftime just to see it taken away in the second half.

Following the two losses, Dawson County is 1-2 on the season.

Jackson Morgan led all Tigers in scoring against White County with 9 points, but it wasn't enough as Dawson squandered a 26-16 halftime lead.

Dawson managed only five points in the second half while the Warriors scored 18-points to come away with the win.

White County was led in scoring by Jordan Eggerton with 9 points.

Tigers scorers: Jackson Morgan - 9 points; Jesse Gee - 8 points; Steven Stanfill - 6 points; Brandon Abbott - 5 points; Terrell Dawson - 2 points and Ross Walters - 1 point.

It was the same story on Friday at home against Gilmer County.

The Tigers held a 21-19 lead after two quarters but the defense couldn't find a way to slow down the Bobcat attack in the second half. The Bobcats outscored Greer's team 39-22 in the final two quarters to come away with the victory.

Jesse Gee led the Tigers in scoring with 14 points in the game. Gee connected on three, 3-pointers for Dawson County.

Wheeler Lancey and Corey Waters had 24 and 21 points respectively for Gilmer.

Tigers scorers: Jesse Gee - 14 points; Brandon Abbott - 9 points; Cameron Millholland - 6 points; Jackson Morgan - 4 points; Steven Stanfill - 4 points; Terrell Dawson - 3 points and Callen McDonald - 3 points.

The junior varsity boys will play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Towns County. The Tigers will also travel Dec. 13 to Gilmer County for a rematch with the Bobcats. Tip-off for the Gilmer game will be 5 p.m.