The DeKalb County Tigers lost a close game to the Franklin County Rebels on the third and final day of the Sonic Shoot-Out in Sparta Wednesday morning. The final score was 60 to 57.
With the loss, the Tigers concluded tournament play this week at 0-3 and drop to 7-7 on the season.
Franklin County built a nine point lead over the Tigers 20 to 11 by the end of the first period but DeKalb County closed the gap in the second quarter, outscoring the Rebels 19 to 15 to trail by five points, 35 to 30 at halftime. Franklin County edged the Tigers 14 to 13 in the third period and led by six, 49 to 43 at the end of the third quarter. DeKalb County outscored the Rebels in the fourth period 14 to 11 but fell just short, losing 60 to 57.
Seth Willoughby led the Tigers in scoring with 22 points. Hunter Poteete had 11, Payne Denman 9, Destry Wiggins 7, Abram Edwards 5, and Zach Neal with 3 points.