DAWSONVILLE -- The Dawson County boys basketball team took an early lead and held on for a key, 70-59 win over White County on Wednesday in Dawsonville.
The victory moved the Tigers (16-4, 7-2 Region 7-AAA) into sole possession of second place in Region 7-AAA -- one game ahead of East Hall and two ahead of White County.
Lucas Pain helped the Tigers to the victory, scoring a game-high 24 points, while Jackson Putnam added 19. Levi Whitmire also scored 13, and Cameron Millholland chipped in with 12 points.
Spencer Adams scored 20 to pace the Warriors, while Jordan Egerton put up 12 points.
White County will look to bounce back against North Hall on Friday at home.
Dawson County faces yet another big region showdown on Friday, as the Tigers travel to take on East Hall.