Sticker, Anglin guide Lady Tigers past Lumpkin in top-10 showdown [VIDEO]

Dawson County used a ferocious fourth-quarter comeback to claim a 56-53 nail-biting win in a top-10 matchup at Lumpkin on Friday night. It was the second time this season the #8-ranked Lady Tigers edged the #10 Lady Indians in dramatic fashion.

Lumpkin County (17-6; 6-5 in 7-AAA) had a chance to surpass Dawson (16-7; 7-3) in the region standings, but came up just short on senior night, despite forward Mackenzie Pulley eclipsing 1,000 career points on a free throw in the last three seconds of the game.

The Lady Indians held a 47-42 lead early in the fourth quarter before Dawson used a 12-2 run to take control for the remainder of the game.

The Lady Tigers led 13-11 after one and went on a 15-3 run to start the second and go up 30-19. However, the Lady Indians responded with a 6-0 run to close the quarter and trail only 44-39 at the break.

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The third quarter belonged to Lumpkin, who outscored Dawson 19-9, including a pivotal 11-3 run to take a 39-37 lead with three minutes left in the third. After Pulley hit a three early in the fourth, the Lady Tigers went on the 12-2 tear, highlighted by nine fourth quarter points by Kaylee Sticker and six by Madison Anglin.

Sticker led all scorers with 20, while Anglin finished with 19 on five 3-pointers. Ashlynn Wistoski led Lumpkin with 16, while Makenzie Caldwell had 14 and Isabel Davenport 10. Pulley finished with seven, the exact amount she needed to reach 1,000 career points.

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The win is Dawson’s third straight, and snapped Lumpkin’s three-game win streak in the process.

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