The DeKalb County Tigers improved to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in district play with a 51 to 45 victory at Cannon County Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, remain winless in the district at 0-4 and drop to 5-5 overall with a 64 to 33 loss to the Lionettes.
DC trailed 18 to 4 after the first quarter of the girls game and found themselves behind 30 to 6 by halftime, being outscored 12 to 2 in the second period. Cannon County outscored DC in the third period 16 to 9 to take a 46 to 15 lead into the fourth quarter. Each team scored 18 in the fourth period and the Lionettes prevailed 64 to 33.
For the Lady Tigers, Chelsea Lewis scored 8. Loren Cripps had 5. Ashley Barnes and Raye Baker each had four points, Samantha Sircy and Alex Meadows each scored 3, and Abbey Caldwell, Sarah Edwards, and Danielle Tyson each had 2 points.
Stephen Howell and Sonni Young shared high scoring honors with 17 points each as the Tigers defeated their border rivals 51 to 45 at Woodbury. Lucas Phillips had 11, Braxton Atnip 4, and Will Molander scored 2.
Cannon County led 14 to 10 after the first period but the Tigers outscored the Lions 10 to 6 in the second period and the game was tied at 20 to 20 by halftime. DC outscored Cannon County 16 to 12 in the third period and led 36 to 32 after three and went on to win 51 to 45, outscoring the Lions 15 to 13 in the fourth quarter.
DCHS will host Monterey on Thursday night, December 15 starting with the girls game at 6:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.