District 7-AA Player of the Year, Chase Dunn, scored 15 points and led a balanced Livingston Academy team to a 68-41 rout of the DeKalb County Tigers in the semi-final round of the Region 4-AA Tournament at Upperman High School in Baxter, Tuesday night. The loss ended the season for the Tigers, who finished 19-12 for the year, and made their first appearance in the Region semis since the 2000-01 season. Livingston Academy, meanwhile, improves to 30-2 on the season, and will meet Upperman, Thursday night, for the Region Tournament championship. The Bees knocked off John Jenkins and the Station Camp Bison, 73-60, in Tuesday's other semi-final game.
Livingston Academy jumped out to a 15-1 advantage over DeKalb County within the first three minutes of Tuesday night's game, which was the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams. By the end of the first period, the Wildcats owned a 24-8 lead, and extended the advantage to 43-17 by halftime. The 'Cats scored the first seven points of the second half, and had a 55-25 lead by the end of the third period. The Tigers out-scored Livingston, 16-13, in the fourth period, but the 'Cats moved on with the victory over the DeKalb County boys.
Seth Willoughby and Hunter Poteete each scored 10 points to lead the Tigers, while Payne Denman added seven. Hunter Stewart scored five points in his final game, J.J. Herriott tallied four, while Abram Edwards tossed in three and Jeff Miller chipped in two points. Brad Jackson added 12 points for Livingston Academy, who also earned a berth to the Sectional round, this weekend.