DeKalb opens District Tournament play Thursday & Friday

February 11, 2008

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams will open District Tournament play, later this week. The Lady Tigers, seeded seventh in the girls' bracket, will travel to Lafayette to play sixth-seeded Macon County in the tournament's play-in game, Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The winner of that game will advance on to the tournament at Tennessee Tech, which starts Friday. Awaiting the winner of the play-in game will be third-seeded Livingston Academy, who will take on either DeKalb or Macon County, Friday at 4:00 p.m.

The Tigers, meanwhile, will open tournament play, Friday, at 8:30 p.m. at Tech against fifth-seeded York Institute. DeKalb County is the number four seed in the boys' bracket. The winner of that game will clinch a berth in next week's Region 4-AA Tournament, and will match up with top-seeded Livingston Academy in the next round, which will be played Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.

The boys' play-in game will feature sixth-seeded Smith County hosting seventh-seeded Cannon County, Thursday night in Carthage. The winner of that game will play third-seeded Macon County, Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Tech.

Fourth-seeded Cannon County and fifth-seeded Smith County will square off in the girls' quarterfinals, Fiday at 7:00 p.m. The semi-finals will be played Saturday, starting at 4:00 p.m. with the girls' championship and consolation games set for Monday night, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The boys' championship and consolation games will be Tuesday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The top four seeds, both boys and girls, will advance on to the Region Tournament. All District Tournament games, except for the tournament play-in games, will be played at Tennessee Tech's Hooper-Eblen Center.

Girls District Tournament

#7 DeKalb Co. at #6 Macon Co, - Thurs. @ 6:00 p.m.

#3 Livingston Academy vs. DeKalb/Macon winner - Friday @ 4:00 p.m.
#4 Cannon Co. vs. #5 Smith Co. - Friday @ 7:00 p.m.

#2 York Institute vs. Livingston/DeKalb/Macon winner - Saturday @ 4:00 p.m.
#1 Upperman vs. Cannon/Smith winner - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.

Girls' Consolation Game - Monday @ 6:00 p.m.
Girls' Championship Game - Monday @ 7:30 p.m.

Boys District Tournament

#7 Cannon Co. at #6 Smith Co. - Thurs. @ 6:00 p.m.

#3 Macon Co. vs. Cannon/Smith winner - Friday @ 5:30 p.m.
#4 DeKalb Co. vs. #5 York Institute - Friday @ 8:30 p.m.

#2 Upperman vs. Macon/Smith/Cannon winner - Saturday @ 5:30 p.m.
#1 Livingston Academy vs. DeKalb/York winner - Saturday @ 8:30 p.m.

Boys' Consolation Game - Tuesday @ 6:00 p.m.
Boys' Championship Game - Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m.

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