The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams won their first games of Christmas Tournament Play Saturday.
The Tigers knocked off Goodpasture 52 to 44 in the Mid-State Christmas Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro while the Lady Tigers beat Daniel Boone 40 to 37 in the Sonic Shootout at White County High School in Sparta.
In the boys game, DeKalb led 13 to 9 after the first period but the game was tied at 23 at half time. The Tigers fell behind 38 to 33 after the third period but rallied in the fourth quarter for the 52 to 44 win.
Payne Denman led the Tigers with 20 points, followed by Destry Wiggins with 13, Cody Atnip 6, J.J. Herriott and Cody Myrick each with 4, Ethan Hale 3, and Hunter Stewart with 2 points.
In the girls game, DeKalb led 9 to 6 after the first period but trailed Daniel Boone 17 to 16 at half time. The game was tied at 29 after the third period but the Lady Tigers outscored their opponents by three in the fourth quarter to win 40 to 37.
Cynthia Woodward had 23 points followed by Morgan Page and Martha Webb each with 4, Victoria Bennett 3, and Nikki Bass, Mercedes Luna, and Jaylen Garrett each with 2 points.
The Tigers will play again in the tournament Monday at 5:30 p.m. and the lady Tigers will meet their next opponent in the tournament Monday at 7:30 p.m.