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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.

DCHS Snaps Three Game Losing Skids with Wins over Watertown

The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers each snapped a three game losing skid Friday night with wins over the Watertown Purple Tigers and Tigerettes.

The DeKalb girls won 41 to 26 while the Tigers prevailed 61 to 49.

For the ladies, DeKalb led by six after the first period 14 to 8 and stretched the lead to nine points by half time 24 to 15. The Lady Tigers were outscored 8 to 7 in the third but led by eight, 31 to 23 as the game entered the fourth quarter. In the final period, DeKalb outscored Watertown 10 to 3 and won by 15 points, 41 to 26.

Cynthia Woodward had 14 points for the Lady Tigers. Martha Webb with 12, Kristina Stephens 9, Mercedes Luna with 4, and Nikki Bass had 2 points.

DeKalb Tigers and Lady Tigers Lose Cat Fight with Livingston Academy

Both the DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers dropped their third straight district games of the season Tuesday night, falling to Livingston Academy in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers lost by 31 points, 67 to 36. The Tigers came up five points short, losing 59 to 54.

With the defeats, both DeKalb County teams slip to 6-4 overall and 0-3 in district play.

The Lady Wildcats outscored DeKalb County 19 to 9 in the first period, 24 to 10 in the second quarter, and 16 to 9 in the third period. Each team scored 8 points in the fourth quarter. Livingston Academy led 43 to 19 at half time and 59 to 28 after the third period before going on to win 67 to 36.

Martha Webb was the only Lady Tiger in double figures with 13 points. Kristina Stephens 8, Cynthia Woodward 5, Brooke Hutchings 3, Morgan Page, Mercedes Luna, and Nikki Bass each with 2 points, and Alex Meadows had 1 point.

DCHS Teams Still Seeking First District Wins After Trip to York Institute

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams are still looking for their first district victories of the season after losing at York Institute Friday night.

The Dragons beat the Tigers 69 to 58 and the Lady Dragons won 68 to 49

The Lady Tigers trailed 10 to 9 after the first period but outscored the Lady Dragons 21 to 17 in the second quarter and DeKalb led 30 to 27 at half time. York Institute edged DeKalb County 16 to 14 in the third, still the Lady Tigers led by one, 44 to 43 heading into the fourth quarter. From there, the Lady Dragons outgunned the Lady Tigers 25 to 5 and won the game 68 to 49.

Alex Meadows had 18 points for DeKalb County. Martha Webb 11, Cynthia Woodward 10, Kristina Stephens 5, Nikki Bass 4, and Morgan Page with 1 point.

In the nightcap, the Tigers found themselves behind 22 to 11 after the first period and 29 to 22 at halftime. The Dragons led 44 to 36 after the third period and went on to win 69 to 58.


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