Dawson uses 15-0 flurry to topple Humble, 64-53
D.K. Thorn and Jordan Marshall fueled a third-quarter surge which lifted Dawson to a 64-53 win over Humble Friday night in a Class 6A area round boys’ basketball matchup at Phillips Fieldhouse in Pasadena.
The Eagles (26-8) will next take on Galena Park North Shore (30-3) in a regional quarterfinal matchup.
Dawson trailed 15-10 after the first quarter, 34-29 at halftime, and 40-30 in the third quarter when the Eagles made their decisive surge.
Head coach Mark Barre’s team went on a 15-0 run to open a 45-40 lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Trailing 40-30, Dawson started quickly with Marshall’s 3-point play to close to 40-33 and Thorn then hit two free throws for a 40-35 score.
Marshall and Thorn then canned two free throws each as the Eagles pulled within 40-39.
Dawson took its first lead of the game since late in the second quarter when Thorn scored a basket for a 41-40 edge. Thorn and Marshall then each added field goals for a 45-40 lead before Humble (24-13) ended its drought to trail 45-42 entering the fourth quarter.
Thorn the buried a 3-pointer for a 48-42 cushion, and the Eagles’ 6-foot, 8-inch post Lorenzo Waddy added a basket for a 50-44 score.
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 Waddy, two free throws from Thorn, and a basket and free throw from Marshall finalized the victory.
Before its 15-0 flurry, Dawson’s only other leads in the game came at 1-0 on a free throw by Waddy, at 3-2 on two more free throws from the big post player, and at 27-25 in the second quarter on a 3-pointer from Marshall.
Humble went on a 10-0 run in the first quarter to build a 12-3 advantage.
Kendrick Gathe scored eight of those points for Humble, connecting on two 3-pointers, while Robert Williams added a basket.
In the second quarter, Dawson closed the game to 15-14 and eventually tied the game at 19-19 and 22-22 on consecutive 3-pointers by Josh Compton.
After Marshall connected on his 3-pointer for a 27-25 lead, Humble ended the half with a 9-2 spurt. Dylan Miles and Justin Lawson were instrumental in that surge.
North Shore and Dawson met on Dec. 28 with the Mustangs taking a 58-45 win in the Eric Medina Tournament in Pasadena.