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Lady Tigers Snap Ten Year District Losing Streak

The streak is over!

After more than ten years, the DeKalb County Lady Tigers snapped their 128 game district losing skid with a victory Tuesday night over the Smith County Owlettes in Smithville. The final score was 57 to 35.

The last time the Lady Tigers won a district game was on January 6th, 2000 against the Smith County Owlettes at Carthage under coach Jerry Foster.

DeKalb County dominated the game from the beginning leading 17 to 2 after the first period, 34 to 10 at the half, and 48 to 20 after the third quarter before winning 57 to 35.

Martha Webb led the team in scoring with 21 points. Cynthia Woodward had 14, Kristina Stephens and Alex Meadows each had 9 points, and Morgan Page and Nikki Bass each scored 2 points.

With the win the Lady Tigers improve to 11-7 on the season and 1-4 in district play.

DCHS Completes Season Sweep Over Warren County

The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers completed a season sweep of the Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers Tuesday night in McMinnville.

The Lady Tigers won 52 to 45 while the Tigers notched a 65 to 52 victory. In November, the Lady Tigers knocked off Warren County in double overtime 63 to 59 while the Tigers won that night 83 to 63.

On Tuesday night, the DeKalb County Lady Tigers built a 13 point lead after the first period, leading 16 to 3, but the Lady Pioneers cut the DeKalb County advantage to seven points by halftime, 29 to 22 after outscoring the Lady Tigers 19 to 13 in the second period. DC outscored Warren County 13 to 12 in the third quarter for a 42 to 34 advantage after three periods of play. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Pioneers outscored DeKalb 11 to 10, but the Lady Tigers got the win, 52 to 45.

Tigers and Lady Tigers win at Watertown

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams got the new year started off right with a pair of road wins at Watertown Monday night.

The Lady Tigers won 49 to 31 and the Tigers prevailed 59 to 57.

In the girls game, DeKalb County led 11 to 6 after the first period and led 20 to 12 at half time, outscoring Watertown 9 to 6 in the second quarter. The Lady Tigers extended their lead in the third period, outscoring their opponents 13 to 10 to take a 33 to 22 lead into the fourth period. DeKalb County won the fourth quarter 16 to 9 and won the game 49 to 31.

The Lady Tigers had three players in double digits, Cynthia Woodward with 14 points, Kristina Stephens 13, and Martha Webb with 12 points. Morgan Page, Nikki Bass, Brooke Hutchings, Jessica Garrison, and Lydia Foutch each had 2 points.

Tigers Lose Close Game to Franklin County in Sonic Shoot-Out

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.

DeKalb County Teams Sent to Losers Bracket of Sonic Shoot-Out

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.


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