The Dawson County Middle School girls' basketball team played at home and lost last week to the Fannin County Lady Rebels.
The 23-16 loss came on Dec. 15 at Dawson County Middle School.
The Lady Rebels got up early off of multiple offensive rebounds taking a 4-0 lead and were able to score again on a fast break.
Emma Pelfrey was able to come up with a steal before Rylie Erickson drove and drew the foul to get the Lady Tigers on the board with 2:59 to go in the first quarter.
The only other first quarter scoring for DCMS came near the end of the quarter when Mackenzie Stover was fouled underneath and put in one of her free throws.
Fannin was up 10-2 after one period.
Dawson was able to come down with a rebound and add another two before Erickson drove and scored in the second.
At half Fannin held a 16-6 lead.
Lexie Roland hit a long two right out of the break and after a quick inbounds, Roland scored again.
The Lady Rebels continued to get multiple chances at the ball with their rebounding and Dawson struggled with getting the ball in play under the Fannin County basket late in the third.
Avery Herring drove and drew the foul near the end of the third, but couldn't convert the points.
Fannin kept the lead at 19-10 after three periods.
Stover drew the foul and got one of two from the line and the Tigers took a timeout with 4:35 in the game, down 21-11.
Roland came up with multiple steals down the stretch and Herring went to the line again where she put in both free throws.
Roland came up with another drive and score to take the score to 23-15 late in the game.
Pelfrey put in one of two from the line, but the Lady Rebels held on for a 23-16 final.
The Lady Tigers will play at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Pickens County.