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Dawson boys advance in state playoffs
Lady Tigers out after first round
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
Dawson County’s first home playoff game since 2014 was a success as the Tigers rode the home crowd energy to a 66-53 win over Monroe Area in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs on Saturday. The Tigers (19-9) started fast, feeding off the home crowd fans, to take a 20-9 led at the end of the first quarter. “In a game like today, it’s important to get off to a good start so the other team doesn’t have a lot of momentum,” said Dawson County coach Chad Pittman. “Our first quarter was key. It kind of set the tone today. It gave us some confidence early.”