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Upperman Bees Sting Tigers and Lady Tigers

The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers dropped their district openers Tuesday night at home to the Upperman Bees and Lady Bees.

The final scores were 78 to 38 in the girls game and 57 to 52 in the boys contest.

For the girls, Upperman had a 10 point lead after the first period 21 to 11 and outscored the Lady Tigers 19 to 10 in the second period to lead 40 to 21 at half time. The Lady Bees outpaced DeKalb 17 to 9 in the third period and led by 27 going into the fourth quarter 57 to 30. In the fourth quarter, Upperman outgunned DeKalb 21 to 8 and won 78 to 38.

Nikki Bass had 12 points for DeKalb County followed by Cynthia Woodward with 11, Martha Webb 8, Kristina Stephens with 5 and Mercedes Luna 2.

In the boys game, DeKalb trailed 13 to 10 after the first period and 21 to 20 at halftime. The Bees led by six, 37 to 31 after the third period. DeKalb edged Upperman in the fourth period 21 to 20 but the Bees won by five, 57 to 52.

DCHS Basketball Cheerleaders Win State Championship

The DeKalb County Basketball Cheerleaders have won the 2009 TSSAA State Cheer Non-Building Championship. The competition was held Saturday at MTSU's Murphy Center.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) began the State Cheerleading Championship in 1998. Since the first competition, the DeKalb County Basketball Cheerleaders have competed each year. During the last five years, they have won four State Cheer Championships.

The preparation for competition level performances began in July when the local cheerleaders participated in a Cheerleaders of America (COA) Cheer Camp. At the camp, Kendra Foutch and Amanda Ours were each named All American Cheerleaders, a prestigious award based on cheer skills, spirit, and leadership. Other awards presented at the camp were:

Best Gymnastics: Kendra Foutch,
Most Spirited: Amanda Ours,
Cheerleadership: Caroline Carter,
Best Stunter: Sydney Robinson,
Best Jumps: Jasmine Dimas.

DeKalb Teams Win Battle of the Cats

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers had four players in double figures Friday night as the local black and gold defeated the Gordonsville Tigerettes on the road 63 to 49.

Cynthia Woodward had 16 points, Nikki Bass had 15, while Martha Webb and Kristina Stephens each scored 14 to pace the Lady Tigers in scoring. Morgan Page rounded out the scoring with 4 points.

Gordonsville led 16 to 12 after the first period but the game was tied at 22 at halftime as DeKalb outscored the home team 10 to 6 in the second quarter. The Lady Tigers held a six point lead at the end of the third period, 42 to 36 and outscored Gordonsville in the fourth quarter 21 to 13 to win 63 to 49.

The Lady Tigers are now 6-1 on the season.

The Tigers, meanwhile won their game 51 to 41 to run their season record to 6-1.

DeKalb Tigers Get Road Wins at Monterey

The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers have run their season records to 5-1 with a pair of road wins at Monterey Tuesday night.

The Lady Tigers outgunned the Lady Wildcats 42 to 19 while the Tigers won 52 to 38

In the girls game, DeKalb County outscored Monterey 17 to 5 in the first quarter and 5 to nothing in the second period to take a 22 to 5 lead at halftime. The Lady Wildcats edged DeKalb 8 to 5 in the third period but the Lady Tigers still led by double digits 27 to 13 as the game entered the fourth quarter. In the final period, DeKalb outscored the Lady Wildcats 15 to 6 and won 42 to 19.

Cynthia Woodward scored 15 points for the Lady Tigers. Kristina Stephens had 11. Martha Webb 10, and Jessica Garrison, Nikki Bass, and Lydia Foutch each had 2 points.

Tigers Bounce Back with Win over Hickman County

After dropping their first game of the season to Bledsoe County on Friday, the DeKalb County Tigers bounced back with a 64 to 41 victory over the Hickman County Bulldogs Saturday morning in the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic at Woodbury.

The Tigers held a 13 to 7 lead after the first period, opened up a 10 point lead at the half, 29 to 19, and exploded for 27 points in the third period, leading 56 to 29 after three quarters of play. Hickman County edged the Tigers 12 to 8 in the fourth, but DeKalb County had plenty of cushion to spare and won by twenty three points, 64 to 41.

Several Tigers got on the board in the game including Sonni Young with 12 points, Payne Denman 11, Abram Edwards 10, Cody Puckett and Seth Willoughby each with 9, Destry Wiggins 5, and Hunter Poteete, Zach Neal, Travon Johnson, and Dylan Roller each with 2 points.

Tigers Drop their First Game of the Season

The DeKalb County Tigers came up a little short in their game with the Bledsoe County Warriors Friday afternoon in the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic. The final score was 56 to 54.

It was the first loss of the young basketball season for the Tigers and it came against a team they had beaten just a week ago at Pikeville 66 to 47.

The Tigers trailed 14 to 8 after the first quarter but outscored the Warriors in the second period and by halftime, the game was tied at 27. DeKalb County grabbed a five point lead at 44 to 39 going into the fourth period, but the Warriors came back to take the lead and won 56 to 54.

Abram Edwards and Hunter Poteete were each in double figures, Edwards with 11 and Poteete 10. Destry Wiggins and Seth Willoughby each had eight points. Cody Puckett and Sonni Young each scored 6, Payne Denman with 3, and Zach Neal had 2 points.

DCHS Teams 3-0 after Beating Warren County

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers battled their border rivals from Warren County to a double overtime win Tuesday night to run their record to 3-0 on the young basketball season.

The Lady Pioneers led 12 to 10 after the first period and held a three point edge on DeKalb County at the half 22 to 19. The Lady Tigers took a 44 to 41 lead at the end of the third period, but Warren County pulled even with DeKalb County in the fourth and the score at the end of regulation was 49-49. Each team scored seven points in the first overtime and the score was tied at 56-56. In the second overtime, the Lady Tigers took the lead on a Mecedes Luna three pointer and with Cynthia Woodwards free throws, DeKalb County held off the Lady Pioneers to win 63 to 59.

Cynthia Woodward led the team in scoring with 22 points. Kristina Stephens had 15 points, Alex Meadows 11, Mecedes Luna 9, Martha Webb 4, and Morgan Page with 2 points.

DCHS Get Road Wins at Bledsoe County

The DeKalb County High School Basketball Teams went to Pikeville Friday night and knocked off the Warriors and Lady Warriors in the Hall of Fame Classic.

The Lady Tigers of Coach Joe Pat Cope, are now 2-0 after beating the hosts 43 to 36 while the Tigers, under Coach Lynus Martin, are also 2-0 after getting a 66 to 47 victory.

In the girls game, Bledsoe County jumped out to a 13 to 8 lead by the end of the first quarter but DeKalb County took a 16 to 15 lead by halftime. Each team scored 13 points in the third period and the Lady Tigers held a 29 to 28 advantage at the end of the third period. The Lady Tigers expanded the lead in the fourth quarter and won 43 to 36.

Martha Webb led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 21 points followed by Alex Meadows with 6, Mercedes Luna 5, Brooke Hutchins 4, Kristina Stephens 4, Nikki Bass 2, and Morgan Page with 1 point. Lady Tiger starter Cynthia Woodward was out due to sickness.


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