Saturday Region Recap: Dawson Co knocks off defending state champs and #1 ranked GAC for region title
Saturday wrapped up the region tournaments. See all the action below.
The #3-seed Dragons took on top-ranked Morgan County for the 8-AAA title, falling 58-51. Jefferson will have home court for the first round of the state playoffs.
The regular season region champ Jefferson Lady Dragons fell in heartbreaking fashion to Hart County, 68-64. The girls will have home court for at least the first state playoff game.
WHITE COUNTY (GIRLS)
The #3-seed Lady Warriors took on #4 Chestatee in the 7-AAAA consolation game, with White County winning 63-55. Naomi Crumley led with 17 points, while Dasha Cannon posted a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. The girls will open the state playoffs on the road as a 3-seed.
DAWSON COUNTY (BOYS)
The #2-seed Tigers took on top-ranked GAC for the region title, and came away with a convincing 86-76 win over the defending state champs and #1-ranked team in the state. Jasper Gibson had 39 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds. Eli Burruss had 14 points, Campbell Reed had 9, and Luke Chism had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Dawson’s epic win is arguably one of the biggest in program history, and means the Tigers have home court for at least the first two rounds.
DAWSON COUNTY (GIRLS)
The #2-seed Lady Tigers went up against #5-seed Cherokee Bluff in the consolation game to determine the 3/4 seed, and won 77-61. Kaylee Sticker scored a season-high 35 points, while Marlie Townley added 14. Dawson hits the road to open the state playoffs.
LUMPKIN COUNTY (BOYS)
The #6-seed Lumpkin boys fell in the region consolation game 83-81 against #4 East Hall in a nailbiter. The Indians will be a 4-seed for the state playoffs, opening on the road.