The DeKalb County Tigers quest for a District Tournament Championship fell short Tuesday night as they lost to the Upperman Bees 69 to 63 in the title game at White County High School in Sparta.
The Tigers opened the game strong, outscoring the Bees 18 to 11 in the first period, but Upperman jumped ahead 39 to 35 by halftime, outscoring the Tigers 28 to 17 in the second quarter. Each team scored 13 points in the third quarter and the Bees held a four point edge 52 to 48 going into the fourth period. Upperman held off the Tigers in the final stanza, outscoring DC 17 to 15 and won the game and the district tournament crown 69 to 63.
Destry Wiggins led the Tigers in scoring with 21 points. Braxton Atnip and Dylan Roller each scored 11, Stephen Howell and Sonni Young each had 7, and Dylan Roller with 4.
Meanwhile, in the consolation game, the Livingston Academy Wildcats defeated the Cannon County Lions 86 to 69 to claim third place in the tournament.