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Tigers on right track
Win two against Lumpkin
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Tiger Tyler Dominy goes up for a layup against Lumpkin County on Saturday. Dominy scored 20 points in the 52-27 victory. - photo by Ryan Coker Dawson Community News

The Dawson County varsity boys' basketball team picked up where it left off last season.

The Tigers captured two wins in their opening week, both against Lumpkin County, to take a 2-0 record into week two of action.

Coach Thad Burgess' team traveled to Dahlonega on Nov. 27 to face the Indians.

Dawson County dominated from the tip-off. The Tigers took a 27-8 lead after two quarters of play.

The Tigers extended their lead to 20 points at the end of the third quarter, 43-23.

Tyler Dominy led all Tiger scorers, with 17 points. Lucas Pain contributed double digit scoring with 12 points. Pain connected on two three-pointers.

Also scoring for Dawson County were: Camron Chester - 8 points, Jonathan Sanderson - 4 points, Will Anglin - 6 points, Terrell Dawson - 2 points, Gunnar Armstrong - 3 points, Jackson Putnam - 1 point and Steven Stanfill - 2 points.

Burgess' team put on an impressive defensive performance on Saturday against the same Indian team.

Dawson County allowed single digit scoring in the final three quarters to take the 25-point victory.

After one quarter of play, both team's offenses were hot. The Tigers held a slim 14-12 lead.

Both teams played good defense in the second quarter.

Dawson managed only 7 points and Lumpkin County only 4 points in the quarter.

Dawson held a 21-16 advantage at the half.

The Tigers used a 31-11 run in the final two quarters to nail down the team's second win.

Anglin and Dominy had big games on offense for the Tigers. Each of them scored 20 points during the game.

Lucas Pain added 6 points, Chester had 4 points and Armstrong had 2 points for the game.

Bruce Lopez's 8 points, and Jacob Haskell's 7 points led the Indians in scoring.

"I'm pleased with our defense and rebounding, those are effort areas. Giving up only 36 and 27 points in two games is something we take great pride in, and out rebounding our opponents by a two to one margin is really good," Burgess said.

Burgess said his team is still looking for more support from the bench.

"We are struggling some on offense, but I feel confident that will come along. I am still working on depth and not having to play the same five or six players," he said.

The team will play at 8:30 p.m. Friday night at home against Banks County. The game will be a Region 7-AAA match-up.

On Saturday the team will host Pacelli out of Columbus. Saturday will also be Park and Recreation Night. Game time will be 7:30 p.m.

"I would like to add that our student attendance has been super," Burgess said.