Tigers, Lady Tigers finish holiday tournament play

December 30, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams concluded play in their respective holiday tournaments on Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers earned a fourth place finish in the girls' bracket of the Sonic Shootout in Sparta, as they lost to Clinton, 56-41, in Tuesday's consolation game.

The DC girls never led, as the Lady Dragons roared out to an 8-0 lead, and held a 23-12 advantage by the end of the opening period. Clinton led 35-22 at the half, and 45-32 at the end of the third period.

Cynthia Woodward scored 18 points to lead the Lady Tigers, and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Victoria Bennett added eight points, while Kristina Stephens tallied six. Hannah Martin led Clinton with 15 points.

The Lady Tigers dropped to 5-9 on the season.

The Tigers, meanwhile, claimed third place in the Mid-State Christmas Classic at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, as they edged Ezell-Harding, 62-58, in the tournament consolation game. The DeKalb boys had to rally from a 44-40 deficit, entering the final period, to pull out the win.

Coach Lynus Martin also earned his 100th career coaching victory in the process.

The Tigers improve to 9-5 overall on the season.

DeKalb County will return to the hardwood on Monday night, as they are scheduled to entertain Watertown at 6:00 p.m. WJLE plans live coverage.

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