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Lady Tigers Advance to Semi-Finals-Tigers Eliminated from District Tourney

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers upended York Institute 73 to 68 but the Tigers were eliminated by the Cannon County Lions 73 to 63 in the district tournament at Tennessee Tech Thursday night.

With the win, the fifth seeded Lady Tigers advance to the semi-finals to play the top seeded Cannon County Lionettes Friday night at 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage. Meanwhile, the second seeded Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats will face the third seeded Upperman Lady Bees in the other game of the semi-finals Friday at 4:00 p.m. The winners of those two games will move on to the championship game Monday night at 6:00 p.m. The losers will play for third place in the consolation game Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.

DeKalb Teams to Play Thursday Night in District Tournament

The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams will make their debut in the District 8-AA Tournament Thursday night at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.

The fifth seeded Lady Tigers will take on the fourth seeded York Institute Lady Dragons at 6:00 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. by a match-up between the fourth seeded Tigers and the fifth seeded Cannon County Lions.

WJLE will have LIVE coverage of both games at Hooper Eblen Center at Cookeville.

Meanwhile, DeKalb County's Seth Willoughby was named the "Most Improved Player" among boys players in the district and he earned a spot on the First Team All District. Payne Denman was named to the Second Team All District; Sonni Young made the Third Team All District, the All Freshman Team, and the All Defensive Team. Destry Wiggins and Hunter Poteete received Honorable Mention.

DeKalb Teams Conclude Regular Season with Road Losses at Livingston Academy

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams didn't close the book on the regular season as they had hoped Saturday night as both teams lost on the road at Livingston Academy.

The Lady Tigers fell 63 to 32 while the Tigers lost 76 to 56.

The Lady Wildcats led 13 to 9 after the first period, 34 to 11 at halftime, and 49 to 20 after the third period, before winning 63 to 32. The Lady Tigers were outscored 21 to 2 in the second period, 15 to 9 in the third quarter, and 14 to 12 in the fourth period

Cynthia Woodward scored 10 points, Alex Meadows 7, Nikki Bass 5, Mercedes Luna 4, Kristina Stephens 3, Morgan Page 2, and Martha Webb with 1 point.

In the boys game, the Wildcats led 20 to 10 after the first period, 39 to 24 at halftime, and 59 to 38 after the third quarter, before winning 76 to 56. Livingston Academy outscored the Tigers 19 to 14 in the second period, and 20 to 14 in the third quarter. DeKalb County edged the Wildcats 18 to 17 in the fourth period.

Tigers and Lady Tigers Win at Smith County

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams swept a pair of district road games at Smith County Friday night.

The Lady Tigers won in a low scoring contest 38 to 28 while the Tigers prevailed 42 to 34.

In the girls game, the Lady Tigers held a 13 to 9 lead after the first period and extended the advantage to 10 points at half time, 26 to 16. The Owlettes cut the margin of the DC lead to eight points by the end of the third, 31 to 23, but the Lady Tigers went on to win by ten 38 to 28.

Cynthia Woodward scored 13 points, Martha Webb 11, Alex Meadows 5, Kristina Stephens 4, Morgan Page 2, and Mercedes Luna with 2 points. Brooke Hutchings added a free throw.

Dragons Spoil Senior Night for Tigers

The York Institute Lady Dragons handed DeKalb County a 64 to 52 district loss Tuesday evening, while the Tigers were defeated 79 to 62, spoiling senior night for the home teams.

In the girls game, DeKalb County found it difficult to slow Ashley Wright who scored 31 points for the Lady Dragons.

The visitors led 15 to 13 after the first period and 26 to 22 at half time, outscoring the home team 11 to 9 in the second period. The Lady Dragons outpaced DeKalb County 23 to 11 in the third quarter for a 49 to 33 advantage heading into the fourth period. The Lady Tigers outscored York Institute 19 to 15 in the final frame but lost the game 64 to 52.

Cynthia Woodward led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 15 points. Martha Webb 12, Kristina Stephens 8, Alex Meadows 7, Mercedes Luna 4, Nikki Bass 3, Chelsea Lewis 2, and Elicia Cantrell with 1 point.

With the loss, the Lady Tigers drop to 14 and 11 overall and 1-7 in the district.

Tigers Win, Ladies Lose at Cannon County

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers are still looking for their second district win of the season after losing to the Cannon County Lionettes at Woodbury Friday night 61 to 50.

The Tigers, however, picked up another district victory as they tamed the Lions 63 to 42.

In the first game, the Lady Tigers edged Cannon County 14 to 13 after the first period and kept it close in the second quarter, though they fell behind 29 to 24 at halftime. The Lionettes extended their lead to eight points, 39 to 31 by the end of the third quarter, and went onto win 61 to 50, outscoring the Lady Tigers 22 to 19 in the fourth period.

Kristina Stephens and Martha Webb each scored 13 points for the Lady Tigers. Cynthia Woodward had 11 points. Brooke Hutchings 7, Alex Meadows 4, and Nikki Bass had 2.

In the second game, DeKalb County held a 13 to 8 lead after the first period and built a 29 to 16 advantage by halftime. The Tigers were up 45 to 33 after the third quarter and won the game 63 to 42.

Lady Tigers Win, Tigers Fall to Gordonsville

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers knocked off the visiting Gordonsville Tigerettes 53 to 49 Tuesday night in Smithville, but the Black and Gold Tigers lost the boys game 76 to 70.

In the girls contest, Gordonsville led 13 to 10 after the first period and 26 to 23 at halftime, as each team scored 13 points in the second period. Gordonsville maintained it's three point edge at the end of the third quarter 33 to 30, as both teams scored seven points in the period. But in the fourth quarter, DeKalb County outscored the visitors 23 to 16 and won the game by four points, 53 to 49.

Martha Webb led the team in scoring with 18 points. Cynthia Woodward had 14, Brooke Hutchings with 9, Alex Meadows 8, Mercedes Luna 3, and Kristina Stephens had 1 points.

Upperman Bees Sting Tigers and Lady Tigers

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams felt the sting of the Upperman Bees and Lady Bees Tuesday night at Baxter.

Upperman won the girls game 58 to 37 and took the boys game 63 to 49.

With the losses, both the Tigers and Lady Tigers slip to 13-8 on the season. In the district, the DeKalb girls are now 1-5 while the boys go to 2-4.

In the girls game, Upperman led 14 to 11 after the first period, 33 to 22 at halftime, and 43 to 31 after the third period, before going on to win 58 to 37. Upperman outscored DeKalb 19 to 11 in the second period, 10 to 9 in the third quarter, and 15 to 6 in the fourth.

Martha Webb scored 10 points for the Lady Tigers. Cynthia Woodward and Kristina Stephens each had 8, Alex Meadows with 7, and Mercedes Luna had 4 points.


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