Tigers Fall to Livingston Academy in District Tournament Championship Game

The Livingston Academy Wildcats claimed the district tournament championship after beating the DeKalb County Tigers 59 to 45 Saturday night in Sparta.

The Tigers, as runners-up in District 8AA, will host Bledsoe County Saturday night, February 25 in Smithville.

Three Tiger players, Lucas Phillips, Sonni Young, and Stephen Howell were each named to the All-District Tournament Team.

DC led 13 to 11 after the first period but were outscored 16 to 7 in the second quarter and trailed 27 to 20 by halftime. The Tigers fought back in the third quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 18 to 12 to cut the L.A. lead to 39 to 38 by the end of three. But Livingston Academy got a surge in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Tigers 20 to 7 and won 59 to 45.

Stephen Howell led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points. Sonni Young had 8. Braxton Atnip and Lucas Phillips each scored 6. Ethan Roller had 4 and Will Molander with 2.

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