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Junior varsity teams finish first and second in annual tourney
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Rachel Swafford drives in for a score against Lumpkin County in last weeks championship game. - photo by Kolton Brumbelow for the DCN
The junior varsity basketball teams at Dawson County High School both played their way into the championship game of the first annual Tiger Invitational over the last two weekends. The girls' team was able to get a win over Lumpkin County and finish in first place while the boys were runners up against Gilmer on Jan. 28 at DCHS. This was the second straight year that the Lady Tigers won the junior varsity tournament although it was the first year to be held at DCHS. The Lady Tigers won convincingly with a 55-33 final and freshman Marlie Townley scored 33 of the 55 points for Dawson. "She was difficult for Lumpkin to contain because she was so strong taking the ball to the hoop," said Coach Anne Hyams.