The Livingston Academy Wildcats ended the DeKalb County Tigers' hopes of a District 7-AA Tournament championship, Saturday afternoon, as the top-seeded Wilcats handed the DC boys a 77-47 setback, putting the Tigers in Tuesday evening's consolation game against Macon County. Livingston led from start to finish, as the Wildcats beat DeKalb County for the third time this season.
Deven Ramsey scored 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, as Livingston Academy jumped on top, 18-12, at the end of the first period, and held a 34-25 edge at the half. The third period was the difference in the game, as the Wildcats turned up their defensive heat, and out-scored the Tigers, 24-7, to go ahead, 58-42. Livingston finished off the rout with a 19-15 score in the fourth period.
Seth Willoughby scored nine points to lead the Tigers, who had their five-game winning streak snapped, and dropped to 17-11 overall on the season. Jeff Miller added eight points, while Abram Edwards tallied seven. Clint West pumped in 14 points for Livingston Academy, while District MVP, Chase Dunn, was held to just four points. Dunn, however, tallied nine assists on the offensive end for the Wildcats. Livingston improved to 27-2 overall on the season, and will play Upperman, Tuesday night, for the boys' District championship.
In other games on Saturday, the second-seeded Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats knocked off the third-seeded Smith County Owlettes, 56-43, and advanced to the girls' championship game against the top-seeded Upperman Lady Bees, who stung fifth-seeded Cannon County, 71-44. The girls' championship game will be Monday night, at 7:30 p.m., while Cannon County and Smith County will meet in the consolation game, Monday, at 6:00 p.m.
Boys' number-two seed, Upperman, beat third-seeded Macon County, 78-57, to set up their championship showdown with Livingston Academy. The boys' championship game will be Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. The DeKalb County Tigers, meanwhile, will battle the Macon County Tigers, Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m. ijn the boys' consolation game. WJLE plans live coverage from Tennessee Tech's Hooper-Eblen Center in Cookeville.