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Boys basketball scoreboard: Dawson County beats Wesleyan to advance; Lumpkin, Buford win; West Hall falls

By AccessWDUN Staff

JASPER, Ga. — The Dawson County boys basketball team went on a 15-3 run in the fourth quarter to roll past Wesleyan, 42-31, in the first round of the Region 7-3A tournament on Monday at Pickens.

The Tigers (15-11) led wire-to-wire, holding an 8-2 lead at the end of the opening period and a 13-11 advantage in the low-scoring first half. 

Wesleyan (11-15) battled back in the third quarter to tie the game 16-16 earlier in the quarter, but Dawson put together a 15-3 run to build a 31-19 lead early in the fourth. 

Trey Harvey, who led the Tigers with a game-high 21 points, hit 6-of-7 foul shots to close out a 13-point second-half performance. Caden Reed and Ethan Parker pitched in 12 each. 
 
With the win, the Tigers return to the state playoffs for the first time since the 2020-21 season. They'll play Gilmer in the semifinals at Lumpkin County High on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. 


LUMPKIN COUNTY 50,
WHITE COUNTY 37

Cal Faulkner scored 28 points to lead the Indians past White County in the first round of the Region 7-3A tournament at Pickens on Monday.

With the win, Lumpkin County (14-12) advances to the Class 3A state tournament for the first time since 2019.

The Indians opened up a 12-11 lead in the first quarter game to a 27-16 halftime advantage using a late half surge. 

Lumpkin County continued its assault, opening the third quarter with a pair of 3-pointers to build a 17-point lead with 6:54 to go. 

White County (7-19) didn't back down as Tripp Nix rallied the Warriors by hitting two 3-pointers, and Braxton Anderson added a jumper to cut the game to 33-24 with 3:44.  

However, Lumpkin County went on a 19-7 run to open the fourth to seal the win. 

Nix led the Warriors with 12 points. 

The Indians will play Pickens at home on Thursday. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.


PICKENS 66,
WEST HALL 36

The Dragons (19-7) rushed out to a 34-18 first-half lead en route to the blowout win over West Hall (6-19) at home on Monday.

Pickens will play Lumpkin County in the semifinals on Thursday in Dahlonega. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.


BUFORD 56,
DACULA 51

Jackson Houston scored 14 points, and Kyle Carpenter had 11 to lead the Wolves past Dacula in the semifinals of the Region 8-7A tournament at Central Gwinnett on Monday. 

Anderson Shepherd scored 12 points to lead the Wildcats. Jaden Mattison chipped in 11.  

Buford will play Mountain View for the Region 8-7A championship on Wednesday at Central Gwinnett. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Mountain View knocked off Collins Hill 61-51 to advance to the title game. 

PREP BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD, Monday, Feb. 12

Region 8-7A
No. 2 Mountain View 61, No. 3 Collins Hill 51
No. 1 Buford 56, No. 4 Dacula 51

Region 8-6A
No. 7 Apalachee 47, No. 6 Jackson County 39

Region 8-5A
No. 6 Heritage-Conyers 63, No. 3 Jefferson 61

Region 7-3A
No. 5 Dawson County 42, No. 4 Wesleyan 31
No. 3 Lumpkin County 50, No. 6 White County 37
No. 2 Pickens 66, No. 7 West Hall 36

Region 8A Division 1
No. 5 Tallulah Falls 65, No. 4 Commerce 57

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