Dawson County (13-9; 6-4 in 7-AAA) took the inside track on Lumpkin in a much-anticipated 7-AAA battle in Dawsonville on Friday evening. The Lady Tigers won, 63-55, to pull ahead of the Lady Indians (14-9; 5-6) in what has become a tight region.
The Lady Tigers on senior night rarely found themselves behind, but also never pulled away, as the Lady Indians answered almost bucket for bucket throughout. In a game in which only 5 Dawson players notched points, the girls still spread it out, as 4 tallied double figures.
Lumpkin’s freshman phenom Kate Jackson dropped in a game-best 20, including 12 in the second half, while teammate Isabel Davenport, a junior guard, scored 19. Lumpkin also had only 5 players score points.
Junior Isabella Henson scored the first 6 points of the game for the Lady Tigers, though she finished with 8 total. Junior Maddie Anglin and senior Sophia D’Oliveira hit back-to-back triples to stretch the lead to 12-6 early on.
It was a 12-10 game going into the second, and Dawson went on a quick 8-2 run to open the quarter. However, Davenport and Jackson led the Lady Indians to an 8-0 run to tie the game at 20 apiece. The Lady Tigers then went on a similar run, 7-0, to take a 29-26 lead into the break.
Coming out of the half, the Lady Tigers paced the field and started to pull away. Davenport came up big for Lumpkin though, splashed a couple threes in a row to pull within 43-38 late in the quarter. She made good on 3 3-pointers in the game. Lumpkin pulled within 2 points multiple times in the final minutes of the game, but Dawson County held on for the win.
Anglin and senior Marlie Townley led Dawson with 15 each, while D’Oliveira had 14 and Kirklyn Porter 11. Porter nailed a few trays, and D’Oliveira had 9 points in the first half. Anglin did much of her damage in the second half, going off for 12 points. Lumpkin’s Jackson also had 12 of her points in the back half, while Davenport had 10 in the final two quarters.
Digital Copy of Highlights – Dawson vs Lumpkin girls
Digital Copy of Highlights - Dawson vs Lumpkin girls