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.