Dawson rallies past Humble 64-53

PEARLAND DAWSON — The Humble Wildcats came out hot on offense to jump to a quick 12-3 lead, but the Dawson Eagles didn't panic and continued to stay disciplined to climb back into the opening quarter by outscoring the Cat 7-3 to close the first quarter gap to 15-10.

Humble hit three 3-pointers and three baskets to establish an early lead while Dawson got a trey, a basket, and 5-of-6 free throws to stay close.

The second quarter was much closer at Dawson eventually tied up the game at 19-19 and 22-22 on two straight 3-pointers by Josh Compton.

However, Humble closed out the first half with a 12-7 run for a 34-29 lead at intermission.

The Wildcats came out early in the third period with a 6-1 spurt making the score 40-30 and then the pressing Dawson defense kicked into gear as the Eagles went on a 15-0 run for a 45-40 advantage thanks to three baskets by Jordan Marshall with DK Thorn nailing two shot jumpers and hitting 4-of-6 from the free throw line.

The Eagles would enter the fourth quarter with a 45-42 lead.

Humble could get no closer than within three points the remainder of the game.

The Wildcats pulled within 55-52, but the Eagles then finished the game on a 9-1 run. A basket by Lorenzo Waddy, two free throws from Thorn, and a basket and free throw from Marshall finalized the 64-53 victory.

Thorn and Marshall scored 15 points each while Waddy tossed in 12 points and Compton added10 points.

The Eagles used the free throw line to their advantage hitting 23-of-34 free throws as the difference maker in the game.

Humble was 6-of-12 from the charity stripe.

Dawson will face North Shore on Tuesday (late), February 26. North Shore and Dawson met on December 28 with the Mustangs taking a 58-45 win in the Eric Medina Tournament in Pasadena.