Both the DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers were sent to the losers bracket of the Sonic Shoot-Out in Sparta Monday after dropping their first games of the tournament.
The Tigers played McMinn County to overtime before losing 73 to 67 while the Lady Tigers fell to Franklin County 59 to 48.
In the boys game, the Tigers trailed 14 to 12 after the first period but the game was tied at 29 to 29 by half time as DeKalb County outscored McMinn County 17 to 15 in the second quarter. The Tigers fell behind 48 to 45 at the end of the third quarter, being outscored 19 to 16. DeKalb County pulled even by the end of regulation 63 to 63, outscoring McMinn County 18 to 15 in the fourth period. But in the overtime session, McMinn County scored 10 points and held the Tigers to 4 points for a 73 to 67 victory.
Payne Denman led the Tigers in scoring with 23 points. Seth Willoughby had 16, Abram Edwards 11, Cody Puckett 5, and Zach Neal, Destry Wiggins, and Hunter Poteete each had 4 points.