Wayne County, KY, shot 68-percent from the floor and 75-percent from three-point territory, as the host school in the Monticello Holiday Classic routed the DeKalb County Tiger basketball team, 89-59, Thursday in the quarter-finals of the event.
DeKalb County earned a first-round bye in the tournament, while Wayne County beat Tiger district foe, York Institute in the opening round.
The Tigers got five three-pointers from John Malone, four in the first period, but trailed by five, at 25-20, at the end of the opening period. Despite playing well, the deficit contined to grow for the Tigers. Wayne County held a 42-32 lead at the half, and opened up a 67-48 lead through three periods.
Malone ended the night with 15 point to lead the Tigers, followed by Zack Rowland and J.J. Herriott, who had 10 points apiece. The Tigers shot roughly 42-percent from the floor, and hit seven three-point baskets.
Cody Decker, the Wayne County center, hit six three-pointers and had 19 points. Gavin Dunagan led the hosts with 25 points. Wayne County hit ten three-point shots.
The Tigers fall to 6-5 on the season, and will play Knox Central, KY, Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. central time. WJLE plans live coverage.