The Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team has found a terrible time of year to go into an offensive slump. Head Coach Thad Burgess’s team scored only 44 points in a 47-44 loss to Fannin County last Tuesday and only 46 points in a loss to Rabun County on Friday, 51-46.
Both were home games.
“We continued our struggles offensively this week in both games at home. In both games we were good enough to win both with our defense, but it is frustrating when you cannot score. We are getting good shots, but just unable to finish plays,” Burgess said.
Both teams were up and down offensively in the Fannin (5-12) game on Tuesday. Dawson County won the scoring battle in the first and fourth quarters, but were outscored 26-15 in the middle quarters in the 3-point loss.
In January, Dawson came away with a 34-28 win in Blue Ridge against the team.
This time, Fannin came out on top and was led by Jordan Farmer with 16 points.
The positive note for the Tigers was that Jacob Evans passed the 1,000 point mark. Evans also has more than 500 career rebounds. The senior Tiger led Dawson with a game-high 14 points.
Other Tigers scoring were: Levi Wilson-12, Tyler Dominy-10, Will Anglin-3, Kaleb Holbrook-3 and Jonathon Sanderson-2.
Against Rabun (15-8) the Tigers just couldn’t hold a lead. The Wildcats used a strong fourth quarter to squeak out the 5-point win.
Rabun was led by returning player-of-the-year, Tanner Plemmons, with 21 points.
Leading Dawson in scoring was Dominy with 19 points. He was followed by: Evans-10, Sanderson-6, Ethan Brown-2 and Wilson-1.
The Tigers are currently 13-8 overall and 2-6 in Region 8-AA play. “Hopefully, with two games left, we can gain some confidence and improve our seeding for next week’s region tournament. On Friday we will have our Senior Night at home, in a very important game with Banks [County] that would determine the number four seed in tournament [play]. We could finish 4-6 by the result of Friday’s game.
We will continue to battle and hope that we can capture some momentum this week and some needed confidence,” Burgess said.
The score of Tuesday’s game with Union County was not available at press time.