The DeKalb County High School basketball teams lost a pair of games at Livingston Academy, Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers were defeated by the Lady Wildcats, 73-38, while the Tigers lost in the night-cap, 76-61.
The Lady Tigers led 8-4 in the early moments of the game, but Livingston rallied for a 17-14 lead at the end of the first period. The Lady 'Cats extended their lead to 46-19 at the half, and 57-26 at the end of the third, before rolling on to the 73-38 victory.
Cynthia Woodward led DeKalb County with 11 points, followed by Victoria Bennett with nine. Shelby Taylor scored 17 points to lead Livingston. The Lady Tigers dropped to 4-6 overall and to 0-3 in district play, while the Lady Wildcats improved to 7-3 overall and to 3-1 in the district.
The Tigers never led the Wildcats, but kept the game interesting for most of the night. Livingston led 21-15 at the end of a wild first period, and held a 44-25 edge at the half. The Wildcats led 60-45 at the end of the third period, but the Tigers cut the lead to nine, at 62-53, early in the fourth, after trailing by as many as 21 points on three separate occasions. The Wildcats closed the game out with a 14-8 advantage, however, to pull away for the victory.
Hunter Poteete scored 18 points to lead three Tigers in double figures. Seth Willoughby added 16, while Destry Wiggins tallied 13 points. Chase Dunn had 25 points to pace the Wildcats. The Tigers fall to 6-4 overall and to 1-2 in the district, while Livingston improved to 9-1 overall and a perfect 4-0 in district play.
DeKalb County will host Gordonsville in a non-district match-up, Thursday night, at 6:00 p.m.