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Third quarter out-burst leads Tigers to rout of Monterey

January 18, 2008

It took the DeKalb County Tiger basketball team until the third period to finally shake free from the Monterey Wildcats, Friday night in Smithville. The Tigers extended a five-point halftime lead to 26, after three, as they posted a 25-4 third period advantage. The end result was a 77-47 win, which evened the Tiger record at 9-9 for the season.

The game appeared to be a blowout in the first period, as DeKalb County raced out to a 16-5 lead, but the Wildcats narrowed the gap to 18-12 by the end of the period. Monterey fell behind by eight points in the second, but tied the game at 22-22, with 3:17 left in the half. The Tigers managed to pull out front, 32-27, at halftime.

A 15-2 run pushed the DeKalb lead to 47-29 in the opening moments of the second half, and the Tigers would possess a 57-31 advantage by the end of the third. Each player on the active Tiger roster got into the game by the final moments of the fourth period, as the DC boys rolled to the 30-point win.

DCHS' Page inks scholarship papers with Vol State

January 18, 2008

DeKalb County High School senior, Bray Page, will continue his baseball career after his playing days with the Tigers are over, this spring. Page, the son of former DCHS baseball standout, Kelvin Page, signed scholarship papers, Friday morning, with Vol State Community College, a two-year college located in Gallatin.

Pioneers' assistant coach, Brandon Nolen, was on hand for the signing, and said the school is pleased to get a player of Page's caliber. "Bray came up for an independent showcase workout in Gallatin, and we just stumbled upon him. When we saw him throw across the infield and off the mound, we knew he was a guy we wanted to have in, right away. He has a great deal of potential, a good arm. Both our head coach and pitching coach instantly fell in love with him on the mound."

Ferriss, Tigers dominate Tuesday night hardwood

January 15, 2008

Kaycie Ferriss almost single-handedly took down the DeKalb County High School Lady Tiger basketball team, Tuesday night in Smithville, while the Tigers took out the Owls in the nightcap for their second straight district win.

Ferriss, the 6-foot-8 sophomore sensation, scored 35 points, 26 in the first half, as the Lady Owls scored a 47-39 victory. Ferriss scored 18 points in the first period, as Smith County rolled out to a 20-10 lead. Cynthia Woodward hit a three-pointer to end the first half, as the Lady Owls carried a 28-19 lead into the locker room.

Ferriss did not score in the third period, but the DeKalb girls made up very little ground. The Lady Tigers earned a 7-6 advantage in the period, but Smith County still led, 34-26, at the end of the third. DeKalb County got as close as six points in the game's final minute, but Ferriss and Lindsey Angel sealed the win for the Lady Owls at the free throw line, combining to hit 5-of-6 in the closing seconds.

Lady Tigers shut out in second half in loss to White County

January 12, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Lady Tiger basketball team was held without a point in the second half, made only two field goals in the first half, and was handed a lopsided 57-13 loss at White County, Saturday night.

After falling behind early in the opening period, the Lady Tigers tied the game at 5-5 with 3:58 to go in the period. The Warriorettes upped the lead to eight in the final seconds, but Victoria Bennett nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to make it a 13-8 White County lead. Bennett's shot was the only field goal of the opening period, and Mercedes Luna's jumper with four and a half minutes left in the second was the only other basket from the floor in the game for the DC girls. The Lady Tigers made 8 out of 14 free throw attempts in the first half.

Tigers beat Cannon County for first district win

January 11, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team claimed their first district win of the basketball season, Friday night in Woodbury Travis Woodward scored 18 points, as the Tigers pulled away from the Cannon County Lions, 57-45.

The Tigers never trailed, although the Lions tied the game once and refused to go away quietly. DeKalb County led by nine at one point in the first period, and held a 14-9 lead at the end of the period. The Lions tied the game at 14-14, with 6:23 left in the second period, but the Tigers closed out the half on a 10-2 run, which gave them a 24-16 advantage at the half.

DeKalb County pushed the lead to as many as 17 points in the third period, but Cannon County pulled back to within nine, at 37-28, but the end of the period. The Lions got as close as eight points in the fourth, but it was in the final minutes after DC had opened up a 16-point advantage in the period. The Tigers scored the final four points of the period to seal the win.

Macon County spoils 2008 opener for DCHS

January 8, 2008

The Macon County Tigers and Tigerettes dealt the DeKalb County High School basketball teams a sour start to the 2008 portion of their basketball schedule. The visiting Tigerettes handed the Lady Tigers a 48-36 setback, Tuesday night in Smithville, while Macon won the district battle of the Tigers, 74-71, in the boys' game.

Macon County stormed out to a 13-2 lead early in the girls' game, but DeKalb County closed the gap to 14-12 by the end of the first period. The Tigerettes increased their lead to seven points in the second, but another Lady Tiger comeback, again, made it a two-point game late in the period. Macon County held a 26-22 edge at the half.

The Tigerettes went up by ten points within the first two minutes of the third period, and the Lady Tigers never got any closer than six points the rest of the way. Macon County led 43-31 at the end of the third, and won by that same 12-point margin as each team scored five points in the fourth period,

Saints run ends at Warren Lodge Tournament

December 31, 2007

The DeKalb Middle School Saints lost to Boyd Christian, 27-24, Saturday night at Warren County High School, which ended their four-year hold on the Warren Lodge Holiday Tournament Championship.

The Saints trailed 8-7 at the end of the first period and 16-9 at the half, after scoring only two points in the second period. The Broncos led by as many as 11 points in the third, but the Saints pulled to within eight points, at 23-15, by the end of the period.

DMS battled back in the fourth, and cut the Boyd lead to just three points, with 7.5 seconds left on the clock. Free throws in those final seconds cost the Saints a shot at their fifth straight tournament title. DeKalb had four technical foul shots, but missed all four which left the score at 27-24 as time expired. For the game, the Saints shot only 4-of-18 from the free throw line.

Tigers, Lady Tigers end tournaments with losses

December 31, 2007

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams ended their respective holiday tournament runs with losses on Saturday. The Lady Tigers suffered a 38-31 setback to district foe and tournament host, Macon County, at the Nera White Christmas Tournament in Lafayette, while the Tigers lost to Clinton, TN, 63-54, at the Monticello (KY) Holiday Classic.

The Lady Tigers had a 7-2 lead at the end of the first period against Macon County, but the Tigerettes rallied for a 12-10 lead at the half. A 16-9 Tigerette advantage in the third made it a nine-point game at the end of the period, and Macon County clinched fifth place in the girls' bracket with the seven-point win over DeKalb County.

Cynthia Woodward paced the Lady Tigers with 12 points, while Katie Herman added six. Courtney Clark and Katelyn Gregory each had 14 points to lead Macon County.

The Lady Tigers will enter the new year with a 4-9 overall record for the season.

Lady Tigers win at Nera White

December 28, 2007

The DeKalb County Lady Tiger basketball team edged Watertown, 53-50, Friday evening at the Nera White Christmas Tournament in Lafayette. The win moved the DCHS girls into a consolation game to determine fifth place, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against host Macon County, a 41-29 winner over Trousdale County on Friday.

Tigers lose again at Monticello Tourney

December 28, 2007

Knox Central, KY shot 73-percent from the floor, and shook off a DeKalb County comeback attempt in an 85-67 rout at the Monticello Holiday Tournament in Monticello, KY. The loss was the second in as many days against a Kentucky opponent for the Tigers.

The Panthers rolled up a 15-2 lead within the first three minutes of the game, and built a 35-12 lead at the end of the opening period, spurred on by six three-pointers. The Tigers battled back in the second period, pulling to within ten in the last minute of the half, and ended the half trailing by only eight points, at 45-37.

Knox Central opened the third period with 15 unaswered points, and blew the game open by the end of the period. The Panthers led 76-45 at the end of the third, and rolled on to the win despite DeKalb County taking a 22-9 advantage in the fourth period.


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