The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers dropped their district openers Tuesday night at home to the Upperman Bees and Lady Bees.
The final scores were 78 to 38 in the girls game and 57 to 52 in the boys contest.
For the girls, Upperman had a 10 point lead after the first period 21 to 11 and outscored the Lady Tigers 19 to 10 in the second period to lead 40 to 21 at half time. The Lady Bees outpaced DeKalb 17 to 9 in the third period and led by 27 going into the fourth quarter 57 to 30. In the fourth quarter, Upperman outgunned DeKalb 21 to 8 and won 78 to 38.
Nikki Bass had 12 points for DeKalb County followed by Cynthia Woodward with 11, Martha Webb 8, Kristina Stephens with 5 and Mercedes Luna 2.
In the boys game, DeKalb trailed 13 to 10 after the first period and 21 to 20 at halftime. The Bees led by six, 37 to 31 after the third period. DeKalb edged Upperman in the fourth period 21 to 20 but the Bees won by five, 57 to 52.