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Tigers and Lady Tigers Win at Smith County

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams swept a pair of district road games at Smith County Friday night.

The Lady Tigers won in a low scoring contest 38 to 28 while the Tigers prevailed 42 to 34.

In the girls game, the Lady Tigers held a 13 to 9 lead after the first period and extended the advantage to 10 points at half time, 26 to 16. The Owlettes cut the margin of the DC lead to eight points by the end of the third, 31 to 23, but the Lady Tigers went on to win by ten 38 to 28.

Cynthia Woodward scored 13 points, Martha Webb 11, Alex Meadows 5, Kristina Stephens 4, Morgan Page 2, and Mercedes Luna with 2 points. Brooke Hutchings added a free throw.

Dragons Spoil Senior Night for Tigers

The York Institute Lady Dragons handed DeKalb County a 64 to 52 district loss Tuesday evening, while the Tigers were defeated 79 to 62, spoiling senior night for the home teams.

In the girls game, DeKalb County found it difficult to slow Ashley Wright who scored 31 points for the Lady Dragons.

The visitors led 15 to 13 after the first period and 26 to 22 at half time, outscoring the home team 11 to 9 in the second period. The Lady Dragons outpaced DeKalb County 23 to 11 in the third quarter for a 49 to 33 advantage heading into the fourth period. The Lady Tigers outscored York Institute 19 to 15 in the final frame but lost the game 64 to 52.

Cynthia Woodward led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 15 points. Martha Webb 12, Kristina Stephens 8, Alex Meadows 7, Mercedes Luna 4, Nikki Bass 3, Chelsea Lewis 2, and Elicia Cantrell with 1 point.

With the loss, the Lady Tigers drop to 14 and 11 overall and 1-7 in the district.

Tigers Win, Ladies Lose at Cannon County

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers are still looking for their second district win of the season after losing to the Cannon County Lionettes at Woodbury Friday night 61 to 50.

The Tigers, however, picked up another district victory as they tamed the Lions 63 to 42.

In the first game, the Lady Tigers edged Cannon County 14 to 13 after the first period and kept it close in the second quarter, though they fell behind 29 to 24 at halftime. The Lionettes extended their lead to eight points, 39 to 31 by the end of the third quarter, and went onto win 61 to 50, outscoring the Lady Tigers 22 to 19 in the fourth period.

Kristina Stephens and Martha Webb each scored 13 points for the Lady Tigers. Cynthia Woodward had 11 points. Brooke Hutchings 7, Alex Meadows 4, and Nikki Bass had 2.

In the second game, DeKalb County held a 13 to 8 lead after the first period and built a 29 to 16 advantage by halftime. The Tigers were up 45 to 33 after the third quarter and won the game 63 to 42.

Lady Tigers Win, Tigers Fall to Gordonsville

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers knocked off the visiting Gordonsville Tigerettes 53 to 49 Tuesday night in Smithville, but the Black and Gold Tigers lost the boys game 76 to 70.

In the girls contest, Gordonsville led 13 to 10 after the first period and 26 to 23 at halftime, as each team scored 13 points in the second period. Gordonsville maintained it's three point edge at the end of the third quarter 33 to 30, as both teams scored seven points in the period. But in the fourth quarter, DeKalb County outscored the visitors 23 to 16 and won the game by four points, 53 to 49.

Martha Webb led the team in scoring with 18 points. Cynthia Woodward had 14, Brooke Hutchings with 9, Alex Meadows 8, Mercedes Luna 3, and Kristina Stephens had 1 points.

Upperman Bees Sting Tigers and Lady Tigers

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams felt the sting of the Upperman Bees and Lady Bees Tuesday night at Baxter.

Upperman won the girls game 58 to 37 and took the boys game 63 to 49.

With the losses, both the Tigers and Lady Tigers slip to 13-8 on the season. In the district, the DeKalb girls are now 1-5 while the boys go to 2-4.

In the girls game, Upperman led 14 to 11 after the first period, 33 to 22 at halftime, and 43 to 31 after the third period, before going on to win 58 to 37. Upperman outscored DeKalb 19 to 11 in the second period, 10 to 9 in the third quarter, and 15 to 6 in the fourth.

Martha Webb scored 10 points for the Lady Tigers. Cynthia Woodward and Kristina Stephens each had 8, Alex Meadows with 7, and Mercedes Luna had 4 points.

DCHS Teams Win Saturday Night Games

The DCHS basketball teams played a couple of make-up games with Coffee County Saturday night in Smithville and won both contests.

The Lady Tigers prevailed in a low scoring game 38 to 29 while the Tigers knocked off the visitors 66 to 53.

In the girls game, DeKalb County led 10 to 9 after the first period but Coffee County outscored the Lady Tigers 8 to 3 in the second period and grabbed a 17 to 13 lead at half time. But in the second half, the Lady Tiger regained the advantage, outscoring Coffee County 9 to 4 in the third period and 16 to 8 in the fourth. DeKalb County led 22 to 21 after the third period and went on to win 38 to 29.

Cynthia Woodward had 9 points for DeKalb County followed by Alex Meadows, Martha Webb, and Kristina Stephens each with 7 points. Morgan Page scored 6 and Nikki Bass had 2 points.

DCHS Teams Get Wins at Home Over Monterey

The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams each improved their season records to 12-7 with a couple of non-district wins over the Monterey Wildcats in Smithville Friday night.

The girls game went into overtime before the Lady Tigers pulled out a 36 to 32 win while the Tigers pulled away early and won 69 to 32.

In the girls contest, the Lady Tigers led 7 to 5 after the first period, 15 to 14 at halftime, and 23 to 22 after the third period. In the fourth quarter Monterey outscored DeKalb County 7 to 6 to tie the game at 29 and send it into overtime. From there, the Lady Tigers edged the visitors 7 to 3 and won the contest 36 to 32.

Cynthia Woodward led DeKalb County in scoring with 13 points. Martha Webb, Kristina Stephens, and Morgan Page each scored 5 points. Mercedes Luna had 4 points, Alex Meadows 3, and Nikki Bass with one point.

Lady Tigers Snap Ten Year District Losing Streak

The streak is over!

After more than ten years, the DeKalb County Lady Tigers snapped their 128 game district losing skid with a victory Tuesday night over the Smith County Owlettes in Smithville. The final score was 57 to 35.

The last time the Lady Tigers won a district game was on January 6th, 2000 against the Smith County Owlettes at Carthage under coach Jerry Foster.

DeKalb County dominated the game from the beginning leading 17 to 2 after the first period, 34 to 10 at the half, and 48 to 20 after the third quarter before winning 57 to 35.

Martha Webb led the team in scoring with 21 points. Cynthia Woodward had 14, Kristina Stephens and Alex Meadows each had 9 points, and Morgan Page and Nikki Bass each scored 2 points.

With the win the Lady Tigers improve to 11-7 on the season and 1-4 in district play.

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