The DeKalb County Tigers, down to the Cannon County Lions by double digits in the fourth quarter battled back but came up short, losing to the Lions 74 to 70 in a district showdown Tuesday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers lost 56 to 37.
Cannon County led 19 to 16 after the first period and 36 to 23 at halftime, outscoring the Tigers 17 to 7 in the second period. The Lions built on their lead in the third period, outscoring DC 16 to 14. By the end of the third period, Cannon County led 52 to 37. But in the fourth quarter, the Tigers got hot, outscoring the Lions 33 to 22 but it wasn't enough as Cannon County held on for the 74 to 70 win.
DC had five players in double figures including Ethan Roller with 15, Lucas Phillips 14, Sonni Young 12, and Braxton Atnip and Stephen Howell each with 10. Will Molander scored 5, and Zach Vincent and Braxton Howell each with 2.
The Cannon County girls led throughout in their game with the Lady Tigers. The score was 17 to 1 after the first period, 31 to 15 at halftime, 50 to 24 after three, and 56 to 37 for the final. Each team scored 14 points in the second period. Cannon County outpaced DC 19 to 9 in the third but were outscored by Cannon County in the fourth 13 to 6. Still, the Lionettes won comfortably,
Chelsea Lewis scored 12 for DeKalb County. Alex Meadows, Ashley Barnes, and Loren Cripps each had 6. Danielle Tyson 3, and Abbey Caldwell and Lydia Foutch each with 2,
DeKalb County will play their final home games Saturday night against Gordonsville and wrap up the regular season at White County Monday night. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.