Macon County adds to recent DeKalb struggles

February 3, 2009

The DeKalb County HIgh School basketball teams continued to struggle against district competition, Tuesday night, as Macon County High School came to town. The Macon County Tigerettes broke open a close game at the half, and pulled away from the DeKalb Lady Tigers, 61-42, to hand the DCHS girls their tenth consecutive loss. Meanwhile, the Macon County boys scored a 63-54 victory over the local Tigers, which was the third straight loss for the local team, and their fifth defeat in their last seven games.

The Macon County girls led 16-9 at the end of the opening period, but the Lady Tigers captured a 24-23 lead, with 58 seconds left in the half. The Tigerettes scored the last five points of the half, to go up 28-24, and out-scored DC, 17-2, in the third, to roll out to a 45-26 advantage. Each team scored 16 points in the fourth, as Macon carried the 19-point advantage to the final horn.

Morgan Page led the Lady Tigers with 12 points, while Cynthia Woodward added eight. Calamity Jane Coley scored 19 points to lead Macon County and all scorers.

The Lady Tigers drop to 5-17 overall, and to 0-9 in district play, while Macon County improves to 11-12 overall, and to 2-7 in the district.

Meanwhile, in the nightcap, DeKalb County and Macon County was tied, 12-12, after a wild first period that saw the lead change hands four times. Macon grabbed a 30-26 advantage at the half, and held a 45-37 lead by the end of the third period. DeKalb County got as close as four points in the final quarter, but Macon County hit 13-of-18 free throws down the stretch to pull away.

Seth Willoughby led the Tigers with 20 points, while Abram Edwards added 10. Brandon Tuttle led Macon County and all scorers with 25 points.

DeKalb County falls to 12-10 overall, and to 2-7 in District 7-AA. Macon County improves to 15-7 overall, and to 6-3 in the district.

DeKalb County will visit Cannon County, Friday night, in a district match-up. Tip-off time is 6:00 p.m., and WJLE plans live coverage.

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