The Tigers raced out to a quick 24-7 first quarter lead and never so much as glanced back in a 78-39 blowout win at Lumpkin on Friday night.
The #3-ranked Dawson County Tigers (19-4; 8-2 in 7-AAA) used all 13 players, 10 of which scored against Lumpkin County (6-17; 2-9). Dawson ran its win streak to three games, and has now won 14 of the last 17.
The contest pitted the region’s best offense in Dawson’s 72.2 points per game, and Lumpkin’s 67.6 points/game allowed last-place defense.
It was evident early that the Tigers were playing red-hot, as Jasper Gibson, Luke Chism, Campbell Reed, and Eli Burruss were scoring almost at will. Things didn’t get much better for the Indians in the second, as the Tigers led 49-22 going into the break.
Dawson County outscored Lumpkin 17-11 in the third quarter to go up 66-33, and the Tigers again won the fourth quarter, 12-6 to polish off the 78-39 win.
Chism led all scorers with 16 points, and added 3 assists and 3 steals. Tate Adkins and Bryson Broadway had 13 and 12 points, respectively for Dawson, while Reed also tallied double figures with 10.