The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team routed the Warren County Pioneers, 64-48, in the home opener Tuesday night in Smithville, while the Lady Tigers watched a one-point lead entering the fourth period evaporate in a 54-38 loss.
The Lady Tigers battled back and forth with the Lady Pioneers for most of three periods before the fourth period collapse. DeKalb led, 12-11, at the end of the first, then extended their lead to four points late in the second period. Warren County closed out the second on an 8-3 run, however, and led 24-23 at the half.
Down 30-25 in the final minutes of the third, the Lady Tigers went on a 6-0 run to close out the period, and led 31-30 at the end of three. The Lady Pioneers scored the first ten points of the fourth period, and took advantage of a tired Lady tiger line-up for a 24-7 final period advantage.