The DeKalb County Tigers will play for the district tournament championship Saturday night after knocking off the Upperman Bees 61 to 49 in the semi-finals Friday night in Sparta.
The Tigers led 11 to 7 after the first period and 21 to 17 at halftime as each team scored 10 points in the second period. DC outpaced the Bees 24 to 13 in the third period and led 45 to 30. In the fourth period, Upperman outscored the Tigers 19 to 16 but DeKalb County got the win 61 to 49.
Stephen Howell led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points. Sonni Young and Lucas Phillips each scored 13. Ethan Roller had 7. Braxton Atnip 6 and Will Molander with 3
DeKalb County will face Livingston Academy for the District Tournament Championship Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at the White County High School in Sparta. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.