The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team remained undefeated following two big wins this week. The Tigers defeated Woody Gap on Tuesday, 70-22, and Riverside Military Academy on Saturday, 43-29.
Head Coach Wes Greer and his team are currently 6-0 on the season.
Against Woody Gap the Tigers jumped out to a 20-8 first quarter lead and never looked back.
Jonathan Sanderson scored six points in the quarter. Jackson Putnam and Jeffery Partington added five points apiece in the quarter.
Dawson continued to pour on the offense in the second quarter and extended its lead to 36-17 at halftime.
Elijah Fitts and Terrell Dawson had five points apiece in the quarter.
The Tigers defense pitched a shutout of the Falcons in the third quarter and outscored Woody Gap 24-0 to take a 60-17 lead at the end of three.
“It was a great effort by all my guys tonight. They did not let the long break affect their play. I am proud of the hard work they are putting forth in practice and it is showing on the court,” Greer said.
Everyone that dressed out scored for the Tigers. Jesse Gee - 2, Cameron Millholland - 2, Jonah Martin - 8, Mitchell Putnam - 2, Jonathan Sanderson - 12, Logan Burt - 2, Lucas Pain - 2, Jackson Putnam - 10, Scott Zadernack - 2, Camron Chester - 8, Terrell Dawson - 5, Elijah Fitts - 5, Jeffery Partington - 8 and Steven Stanfill - 2.
On Saturday afternoon Dawson jumped out to a commanding 18-3 first quarter lead against host Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.
Jackson Putnam led the first quarter barrage with eight points.
Riverside fought back in the second quarter to outscore Dawson 11-6 in the quarter, but the Eagles still trailed 24-14 at halftime.
Both teams tallied 10 points in the third quarter as the Tigers clung to a 34-24 advantage.
The turning point in the came in the fourth quarter when the Riverside coach picked up a technical. The swing of momentum allowed Dawson to jump out to a 36-26 lead after the Eagles had trimmed Dawson’s lead down to seven points.
Scoring for Dawson were: Gee-2, Millholland-3, Martin-1, Mitchell Putnam-14, Sanderson-2, Burt-4, Jackson Putnam-7, Zadernak-2, Pain-2, Chester-4 and Partington-2.
Dawson will play Friday at Fannin County with tip-off set for 5:30 p.m. The Tigers will also host Mt. Pisgah on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.