Macon County sweeps DCHS in Lafayette

January 13, 2009

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams dropped a district doubleheader in Lafayette, Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers lost the opener to the Macon County Tigerettes, 65-51, while the Tigers dropped a 69-53 decision to the Macon boys in the nightcap.

Cynthia Woodward scored 19 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who had a 10-8 lead, late in the first period, but trailed, 16-12, by the end of the first. DeKalb pulled to within two points to open the second period, and cut the Macon lead to a single point on two other occasions, but could draw no closer to the host, Tigerettes. Macon County carried a 28-23 lead into the locker room at halftime, and pushed the lead into double figures by the midway point of the third period.

Freshman post, Calamity Jane Coley scored 11 points in the third, as Macon opened up a 47-37 lead at the end of the period. Macon out-scored DeKalb, 18-14, in the fourth period to pull away for the district win.

Kristina Stephens added 15 points for the Lady Tigers, who dropped to 5-11 overall, and to 0-4 in district play. Coley led the Tigerettes with 23 points, while Sarah Belton added 13. Macon County improved to 9-7 overall, and to 1-3 in the district.

The Tigers jumped out to an early 5-2 lead over their Macon County counterparts, but the hosts used a 13-2 run to storm ahead, 17-11, at the end of the first period. DC played catch-up for most of the second period, but scored the last six points of the half to tie the game, 29-29, at the intermission.

Seth Willoughby scored the first basket of the second half, which gave the Tigers a 31-29 lead, and DC went ahead again, at 33-31, but Macon County took command from there. An 11-0 Macon run put the hosts on top, 42-33, midway through the third, and Macon held a 52-42 edge by the end of the third. DeKalb County could not get the deficit back into single digits in the final period, as Macon closed out the game with a 17-11 advantage in the fourth to pull away.

Abram Edwards scored 14 points off the bench to lead the Tigers, who dropped to 10-6 overall, and to 1-3 in District 7-AA. Seth Willoughby and Destry Wiggins each added 11 for DC. Brandon Tuttle scored 24 points to lead Macon County and all scorers, while Cody Boone tallied 14. Macon County improved to 9-4 overall, and to 2-2 in the district.

DeKalb County will host Cannon County in a district clash, Friday night, at 6:00 p.m. WJLE plans live coverage.

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