Missing their point guard, who is also their leading scorer, and a post player didn't help the Dawson County High School junior varsity Tigers, as the team dropped all three basketball games it played last week.
"Point guard Drew Albert has a deep thigh bruise and Dakota Poole, post, has a concussion," said Head Coach Wes Greer. "We may not get either of them back before the end of this season. Both players are day to day."
Without two of their top players the Tigers lost to West Hall, 37-34, East Hall, 54-45 and Chestatee, 50-40.
In the Jan. 12 game at home against West Hall the Tigers almost came from behind to steal the victory.
Trailing, 29-20, entering the fourth quarter Dawson County outscored the Spartans, 14-8, but it wasn't enough and the Tigers came up short by three points.
Ethan Clark led the Tigers in scoring with 14 points. Clark connected on three 3-pointers in the game.
Also scoring for Dawson County were: Albert with 5, Ethan Bryant added 4, and Nathan Sorrells had 3 points. Carlos Keller, Matthew Mayfield and Eric Pope each had 2 points.
Friday's home game against East Hall was heartbreaking for the Tigers.
Dawson County held a 13-point lead going into the fourth quarter, 39-26, just to see it evaporate in the final seven minutes.
The Vikings outscored Dawson County, 28-6, in the final quarter to come away with a 9-point victory.
East Hall hit three 3-pointers and was almost perfect from the free throw line, 11-12, in the fourth quarter alone.
The Tigers were not very efficient from the charity stripe. The team went 8 for 21, for 38 percent.
Despite the loss Dawson County placed 10 players in the scoring column. The Tigers were led by Bryant with 9 points.
Rounding out the scoring for the Tigers were: Wyaat Haase-7, Clark-5, Chase Walls-5, Dominy-5, Pope-4, Josh Long-3, Kane Pelfrey-2, Keller-2 and Mayfield-2.
Once again a fourth quarter meltdown cost the Tigers a victory on Jan. 16.
Dawson County was leading at Chestatee, 28-26, going into the final quarter just to see its lead vanish.
The Eagles outscored Dawson County, 24-12, in the period to come away with the 10-point win.
Free throws were an issue for Dawson County. The team went 6 for 13 from the line.
Clark connected on four 3-pointers to lead the Tigers in scoring with 16 points.
Also scoring for Dawson County were: Haase-7, Walls-5, Long-4, Dominy-4, Keller-2 and Bryant-2.
The Tigers will be back in action at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at home against Banks County.