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Tigers, Lady Tigers finish holiday tournament play

December 30, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams concluded play in their respective holiday tournaments on Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers earned a fourth place finish in the girls' bracket of the Sonic Shootout in Sparta, as they lost to Clinton, 56-41, in Tuesday's consolation game.

The DC girls never led, as the Lady Dragons roared out to an 8-0 lead, and held a 23-12 advantage by the end of the opening period. Clinton led 35-22 at the half, and 45-32 at the end of the third period.

Cynthia Woodward scored 18 points to lead the Lady Tigers, and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Victoria Bennett added eight points, while Kristina Stephens tallied six. Hannah Martin led Clinton with 15 points.

The Lady Tigers dropped to 5-9 on the season.

DMS Teams Beat Smith County in Christmas Classic- DWS Splits with Hilham

December 30, 2008

The Saints and Lady Saints knocked off Smith County Monday night in the DeKalb Middle School Christmas Classic in Smithville.

The Saints won 40 to 31 while the Lady Saints beat their opponents 44 to 22.

For the Saints, Cody Puckett scored 20 points, Stephen Howell had 11, Evan Curtis 5, and Dillon Reeder and Braxton Howell each had 2 points.

Lydia Foutch had 12 points for the Lady Saints followed by Cori Jennings and Loren Cripps each with 10 points, Abbey Caldwell 6, Chelsea Lewis 4, and Kristen Hale with 2 points.

Meanwhile, the DeKalb West School Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs played Hilham in the Classic.

The Lady Bulldogs lost 31 to 20 but the Bulldogs won 39 to 29.

For the Lady Bulldogs, Samantha Sircy scored 14 points, Paige Lohorn had 3, Courtney Avera 2, and McKenzie Poteete with 1.

Sonni Young led the Bulldogs with 19 points, Will Molander had 8, Taylor Leach 6, and Zack Martin 3 and Braxton Atnip each had 3 points.

DCHS Basketball Teams Win First Games of Christmas Tournaments

December 28, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams won their first games of Christmas Tournament Play Saturday.

The Tigers knocked off Goodpasture 52 to 44 in the Mid-State Christmas Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro while the Lady Tigers beat Daniel Boone 40 to 37 in the Sonic Shootout at White County High School in Sparta.

In the boys game, DeKalb led 13 to 9 after the first period but the game was tied at 23 at half time. The Tigers fell behind 38 to 33 after the third period but rallied in the fourth quarter for the 52 to 44 win.

Payne Denman led the Tigers with 20 points, followed by Destry Wiggins with 13, Cody Atnip 6, J.J. Herriott and Cody Myrick each with 4, Ethan Hale 3, and Hunter Stewart with 2 points.

Denman sinks Gordonsville with last-second shot

December 18, 2008

Payne Denman sank a three-pointer as time expired, and the DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team - who had led for only about two-and-a-half minutes all game - escaped with a 54-53 win over visting Gordonsville, Tuesday night, a team the Tigers had beaten by 27 points, just 13 days earlier.

The Tigers gained their only lead of the first three periods with 5:59 on the clock in the opening period, as Denman sank a three to give DC a 6-4. Ironically, that would also be the last made basket for Denman until the final shot of the game. Gordonsville closed out the first period on a 12-2 run, which gave them a 16-8 lead at the end of the period. The visiting Tigers led 32-24 at the half, after leding by as many as ten, late in the second period.

DCHS teams to go separate ways for holiday tournaments

December 17, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigers and Lady Tigers will head in opposite directions for post-Christmas basketball tournaments. The Lady Tigers will travel east to Sparta for the Sonic Shootout at White County High School, while the Tigers will go west to Murfreesboro for the Mid-State Boys Christmas Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School. Both tournaments run from Saturday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 30th.

The Tigers willl play the first game of the day on Saturday, as they take on Goodpasture. Should the Tigers win that game, they would play the winner of Saturday's game between Friendship Christian and Berea on Monday, at 5:30 p.m. A loss would send the DCHS boys to the consolation bracket to play the loser of that game on Monday, at 11:30 a.m. Win or lose on Monday, the Tigers will play again on Tuesday in the final day of the tournament.

DeKalb Middle School to host Christmas Classic

December 17, 2008

DeKalb Middle School will serve as host for a basketball Christmas Classic, Monday and Tuesday, December 29th and 30th. Both DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb West School basketball teams will take part in the two-day event, along with Smith County and Hilham junior high schools.

The action begins at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, as the DeKalb West girls' junior varsity will play the JV from Hilham. That game will be followed by a boys' JV contest between the same two schools. At 5:00 p.m., the Lady Bulldogs' varsity team will take on Hilham, with a boys' varsity game to follow. The DeKalb Middle teams will swing into action, starting at 7:00 p.m., as the Lady Saints take on Smith County, with the Saints and the Owls slated to tip off at 8:00 p.m.

DCHS teams lose at Livingston Academy

December 16, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams lost a pair of games at Livingston Academy, Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers were defeated by the Lady Wildcats, 73-38, while the Tigers lost in the night-cap, 76-61.

The Lady Tigers led 8-4 in the early moments of the game, but Livingston rallied for a 17-14 lead at the end of the first period. The Lady 'Cats extended their lead to 46-19 at the half, and 57-26 at the end of the third, before rolling on to the 73-38 victory.

Cynthia Woodward led DeKalb County with 11 points, followed by Victoria Bennett with nine. Shelby Taylor scored 17 points to lead Livingston. The Lady Tigers dropped to 4-6 overall and to 0-3 in district play, while the Lady Wildcats improved to 7-3 overall and to 3-1 in the district.

DCHS sweeps at Watertown

December 13, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams took a pair of non-district games at Watertown, Saturday night. The Lady Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 38-31 win over the Purple Tigerettes, while the Tigers scored their third win in the past four games, with a 55-43 victory in the nightcap.

Watertown jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the girls' contest, but the Lady Tigers scored 12 unanwered points to take the lead. DC led 14-6 at the end of the first period, but the Purple Tigerettes rallied to tie the game at 16-16, with 4:38 left in the half. However, the Lady Tigers closed out the half on a 9-0 run, and stormed to a 25-16 lead at the intermission.

Tigers fend off Dragon surge for win; Lady Tigers fall to York girls

December 12, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team had to fight off a ferocious York Institute rally, Friday night in Smithville, but managed to escape with a 59-51 victory over the still-winless Dragons. The Tigers let a 17-point halftime lead dwindle all the way down to two points in the final period, before fighting back for the win.

York raced out to a 7-2 lead over the DC boys, but the Tigers battled back for an 8-7 lead at the end of the opneing period. The Dragons held their final lead of the contest early in the second, as they went up, 9-8. Payne Denman hit a three-pointer to put DeKalb up, 11-9, and the Tigers never trailed again. DeKalb County led 31-14 at the half.

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