The DeKalb County High School basketball teams both put an end to three-game losing streaks with wins over visiting Watertown, Saturday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers picked up their second win of the season, with a 52-40 victory, while the Tigers erased an early 15-8 Watertown lead, and came back for a convincing 69-32 conquest of the Purple Tigers.
The Lady Tigers shook off a 15-12 Watertown lead after the first period, and opened up a 22-19 lead at the half. DeKalb County was on top 38-35 at the end of the third period, and out-scored Watertown 14-5 in the fourth period to roll on to the 12-point win.
Cynthia Woodward had a season-high 25 points for the Lady Tigers, while Katie Herman added eight. Miaushia Thompson led Watertown with 19 points, while Britnee Sells added 18.
In the boys' game, DeKalb County scored the first five points of the game, but the Purple Tigers went on a 15-3 run to take a 15-8 lead, late in the first period. The Tigers closed out the quarter on a 9-0 run, and out-scored Watertown 27-3 the rest of the half, to claim a 42-18 lead at halftime. DeKalb County continued to pour it on with a 22-13 edge in the third period, and with primarily reserves on the court in the fourth period, held Watertown to just one point en route to the one-sided win.
Zack Rowland scored 20 points to lead the Tigers, while Hunter Stewart hit double figures with 15. John Kniesel paced the Purple Tigers with 11 points.
The Lady Tigers improve to 2-4 overall on the season, while the Tigers even their record at 3-3. DeKalb County will host Livingston Academy in a district match-up, Tuesday night, at 6:00 p.m.