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District 8-AA Basketball Tournament Begins Thursday in Sparta

The DeKalb County High School Basketball Teams will make their debut in the District 8AA Tournament this week at White County High School in Sparta.

The Lady Tigers, seeded 6th in the tournament, will meet the 3rd seeded Cannon County Lionettes on Thursday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. The winner will advance to meet the 2nd seeded Upperman Lady Bees on Saturday, February 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Meanwhile the 4th seeded Smith County Lady Owls will face the 5th seeded York Institute Lady Dragons on Friday, February 18th at 6:00 p.m. The winner will advance to take on the top seeded Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats on Saturday night, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. The girls consolation game will be Monday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m followed at 7:30 p.m. by the girls championship game.

Lady Tigers Lose Lead and Game at York Institute, Tigers Win Big

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers, who led through much of the game against the Lady Dragons Friday night, watched it slip away from them in the fourth quarter as York Institute came from behind to win 60 to 53 at Jamestown.

The boys game was never in doubt as the Tigers routed the Dragons 62 to 36.

For the girls, DeKalb County led 15 to 4 after the first period and 27 to 15 at halftime, outscoring the Lady Dragons 12 to 11 in the second period. York Institute cut into the DC lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Tigers 21 to 15 but DeKalb still led 42 to 36 heading into the fourth quarter. But in the final period, the Lady Dragons rallied for the lead and the win, outscoring DC 24 to 11 to grab a 60 to 53 victory.

Martha Webb led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 27 points. Mercedes Luna had 11. Alex Meadows and Chelsea Lewis each scored 5, Danielle Tyson 4, and Lydia Foutch with 1 point.

Martha Webb Reaches 1,000 Points

Martha Webb, a senior, reached the 1,000 point mark in her four years as a Lady Tiger basketball player during Tuesday night's game with York Institute.

But while Webb enjoyed this personal achievement, her team fell to the Lady Dragons 61 to 50 as DC remains in quest for their first district victory of the season.

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