The DeKalb County High School basketball teams took a pair of non-district games at Watertown, Saturday night. The Lady Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 38-31 win over the Purple Tigerettes, while the Tigers scored their third win in the past four games, with a 55-43 victory in the nightcap.
Watertown jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the girls' contest, but the Lady Tigers scored 12 unanwered points to take the lead. DC led 14-6 at the end of the first period, but the Purple Tigerettes rallied to tie the game at 16-16, with 4:38 left in the half. However, the Lady Tigers closed out the half on a 9-0 run, and stormed to a 25-16 lead at the intermission.
DeKalb County pushed the lead into double figures early in the third period, and out-scored Watertown 8-6 in the third to extend the lead to 33-22. The Purple Tigerettes fought back in the fourth period, and pulled to within five - at 33-28 - with 3:04 left in regulation. The Lady Tigers answered with a 5-0 run to push the lead back to ten in the closing seconds, and the DeKalb girls held on for the seven-point win.
Martha Webb scored 13 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who improved to 4-5 on the season, while Morgan Page added 10. Hannah forbes led Watertown with 11 points.
In the boys' game, DeKalb County umped out to a 3-0 lead, but Waterotwn went up 9-5 with 2:18 on the clock in the opening period. The Tigers rallied, however, to claim a 10-9 lead at the end of the period. The score went back and forth early in the second, with the two teams dead-locked at 16-16, with 1:20 to go in the half. Watertown reeled off five unanswered points from that point on, and took a 21-16 lead at the half.
The Tigers opened the second half red-hot, and out-scored Watertown 22-8 in the first six minutes, which gave the DC boys a 38-29 lead. The Purple Tigers fought back yet again, using a 9-0 run to close out the third, which tied the game a t 38-38 entering the fourth period. DeKalb County scored the first eight points of the final period and never looked back, as the Tigers' 17-5 advantage in the fourth put the game away.
Hunter Stewart scored 13 points to lead the Tigers, while Cody Myrik added 10. Keandre Bates paced Watertown with 10 points. The DeKalb boys improved to 6-3 on the season.
DeKalb County will visit Livingston Academy on Tuesday night for a District 7-AA clash. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m.