DCHS teams to go separate ways for holiday tournaments

December 17, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigers and Lady Tigers will head in opposite directions for post-Christmas basketball tournaments. The Lady Tigers will travel east to Sparta for the Sonic Shootout at White County High School, while the Tigers will go west to Murfreesboro for the Mid-State Boys Christmas Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School. Both tournaments run from Saturday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 30th.

The Tigers willl play the first game of the day on Saturday, as they take on Goodpasture. Should the Tigers win that game, they would play the winner of Saturday's game between Friendship Christian and Berea on Monday, at 5:30 p.m. A loss would send the DCHS boys to the consolation bracket to play the loser of that game on Monday, at 11:30 a.m. Win or lose on Monday, the Tigers will play again on Tuesday in the final day of the tournament.

Other boys' teams competing in the Mid-State Boys Christmas Tournament include Sycamore, Ezell-Harding, Metro Christian and host team, Middle Tenneessee Christian.

A complete tournament schedule is as follows:

Saturday, December 27th
Game 1: DeKalb Co. vs. Goodpasture - 11:30 a.m.
Game 2: Friendship Christian vs. Berea - 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: Ezell-Harding vs. Metro Christian - 5:30 p.m.
Game 4: Middle TN Christian vs. Sycamore - 8:30 p.m.

Monday, December 29th
Game 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser - 11:30 a.m.
Game 6: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser - 2:30 p.m.
Game 7: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner - 5:30 p.m.
Game 8: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 30th
Game 9: Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Loser - 11:30 a.m.
Game 10: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - 2:30 p.m.
Game 11: Game 7 Loser vs. Game 8 Loser - 5:30 p.m. (Consolation Game)
Game 12: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - 8:30 p.m. (Championship Game)

Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers will open play in Sparta against Daniel Boone on Saturday, at 3:00 p.m. A win would propel the DCHS girls into the next round on Monday against the winner of the White County - McMinn County game. That game would tip off at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. A loss would drop the Lady Tigers into the consolation bracket against one of those two teams on Monday, at 1:30 p.m. Like the boys, the DeKalb girls will also play on Tuesday, regardless of what happens Saturday and Monday.

Other girls' teams taking part in the Sonic Shootout include Loudon, Oaland, Meigs County and Clinton. Boys' teams include McMinn County, Loudon, Franklin County, Upperman, Meigs County, Daniel Boone, Red Bank and host, White County.

The girls' tournament schedule is as follows:

Saturday, December 27th
Game 1: Loudon vs. Oakland - 9:00 a.m.
Game 2: Meigs Co. vs. Clinton - 12:00 p.m.
Game 3: DeKalb Co. vs. Daniel Boone - 3:00 p.m.
Game 4: White Co. vs. McMInn Co. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 29th
Game 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser - 10:30 a.m.
Game 6: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser - 1:30 p.m.
Game 7: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner - 4:30 p.m.
Game 8: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 30th
Game 9: Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Loser - 9:00 a.m.
Game 10: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - 12:00 p.m.
Game 11: Game 7 Loser vs. Game 8 Loser - 3:00 p.m. (Consolation Game)
Game 12: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - 6:00 p.m. (Championship Game)

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