The DCHS Tigers made a quick exit from the District 8AA basketball tournament Tuesday night with a 57 to 42 loss to the Watertown Purple Tigers.
The tourney is being played at Hooper Eblen Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech University.
DeKalb County was the higher seed in the tournament and had beaten the Purple Tigers twice this season, 73 to 66 at Watertown on December 1 and 67 to 57 in Smithville on January 19. DeKalb County was seeded 6th and Watertown 7th in the tournament.
Watertown will advance to play the 3rd seeded Macon County Tigers Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.
In the game Tuesday night, Watertown led 18 to 11 after the 1st period, 29 to 15 at halftime, and 39 to 25 after the 3rd period before winning 57 to 42.
The Tigers conclude their season at 13-14 overall and 6-8 in the regular season district race.
In the other game Tuesday night, the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats, the 6th seed, eliminated Smith County, the 7th seed, from the tournament winning 55 to 24. Livingston Academy advanced to play York Institute, the 3rd seed, Thursday night, February 15 at 6 p.m.
The DeKalb County Lady Tigers, the 5th seed, will play their first game in the tournament tonight (Tuesday, February 14) against Watertown, the 8th seed, at 6:00 p.m. The winner will meet Cannon County, the 4th seed, on Friday night, February 16 at 6 p.m.
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Meanwhile the Smith County Owls, the 5th seed, will take on the Cannon County Lions, the 8th seed, in the tournament tonight, Wednesday February 14 at 7:30 p.m.