Tigers to Play for Championship of Sun Drop Christmas Tournament

The DeKalb County Tigers will play for the championship in the Sun Drop Romp Christmas Holiday Tournament in McMinnville tonight at 6:00 p.m. against Wilson Central while the Lady Tigers will vye for third place against Rhea County at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

The Tigers have advanced to the title game after knocking off Warren County Friday night 61 to 41 in the semi-finals. The Lady Tigers lost to Cookeville in the semi-finals Friday 47 to 22.

In the boys game, the Tigers led 16 to 10 after the first period and 31 to 18 at halftime. DC led 47 to 35 after the third period and went on to win 61 to 41.

Sonni Fullilove scored 18. Will Molander 14. Justin Bone 11. Braxton Atnip 7 and Eli Lomas, Lucas Phillips, and Ethan Roller each had 4 points.

In the girls game, the Lady Tigers trailed 10 to 6 after the first period, 21 to 9 at halftime, and 37 to 15 after the third period before falling 47 to 22 to Cookeville.

Paige Winningham scored 7 points. Lydia Foutch had 6. Chelsea Lewis 5, and Loren Cripps and Abbey Caldwell each scored 2 points.

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