The DeKalb County High School basketball teams dropped a district doubleheader in Lafayette, Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers lost the opener to the Macon County Tigerettes, 65-51, while the Tigers dropped a 69-53 decision to the Macon boys in the nightcap.
Cynthia Woodward scored 19 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who had a 10-8 lead, late in the first period, but trailed, 16-12, by the end of the first. DeKalb pulled to within two points to open the second period, and cut the Macon lead to a single point on two other occasions, but could draw no closer to the host, Tigerettes. Macon County carried a 28-23 lead into the locker room at halftime, and pushed the lead into double figures by the midway point of the third period.
Freshman post, Calamity Jane Coley scored 11 points in the third, as Macon opened up a 47-37 lead at the end of the period. Macon out-scored DeKalb, 18-14, in the fourth period to pull away for the district win.
Senior linebacker, Chris Odom, was named the 2008 DCHS Football Most Valuable Player at Saturday night's awards banquet, sponsored by the DCHS Quarterback Club. Odom led the Tiger defense in tackles, this past season, was an All-Region selection, the Upper Cumberland's Best Linebacker, and was considered for Dream Team and All Mid-State honors, this season, as well. Odom was a four-year member of the Tiger football team. The Tigers set many program records en route to final record of 9-3 in 2008.
Meanwhile, DCHS senior, Avarie Maynard, was named Most Valuable Cheerleader for the 2008 football season. Maynard was a senior captain, a four-year member of the cheerleading squad, and one of only three seniors on the 2008 DCHS football cheerleading squad.
The DeKalb County High School basketball teams opened the 2009 portion of their basketball schedule by splitting a pair of non-district home games with Watertown. The Lady Tigers dropped their new year's opener, 40-33, while the Tigers rolled in the nightcap, 65-38.
Watertown took the lead for good early in the first period of the girls game. The Purple Tigerettes held a 9-6 advantage at the end of the first period, and opened up a 21-13 lead at the half. Watertown extended their margin to 30-18 at the end of the third period, and led by as many as 15 - at 33-18 - early in the fourth. The Lady Tigers stormed back and cut the deficit all the way down to six, at 35-29, late in the fourth period, but could draw no closer.
Cynthia Woodward scored 15 points to lead the Lady Tigers, while Kristina Stephens added seven. Miaushia Thompson led Watertown and all scorers with 20 points. The Lady Tigers dropped to 5-10 overall on the season.
DeKalb Middle School swept their inter-county doubleheader with DeKalb West School, Tuesday night, in the finale of the first annual DeKalb Middle Christmas Classic. The Lady Saints broke open a tight game at halftime, and pulled away from the Lady Bulldogs, 24-9, while the Saints claimed a tough, 41-33 victory in the heated nightcap. The loss was the first of the season for the Bulldogs.
West had a 3-2 lead over DMS after the opening period of the girls' game, as McKenzie Poteete opened the contest with a three-pointer for the Lady Bulldogs, and Lydia Foutch finally put the Lady Saints on the board, with 1:25 to go in the opening period. Middle held West scoreless in the second until the final 33 seconds, as the Lady Saints opened up a 10-3 lead. Samantha Sircy hit a shot for West in the final minute to make it a 10-5 game at the half.
The DeKalb County High School basketball teams concluded play in their respective holiday tournaments on Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers earned a fourth place finish in the girls' bracket of the Sonic Shootout in Sparta, as they lost to Clinton, 56-41, in Tuesday's consolation game.
The DC girls never led, as the Lady Dragons roared out to an 8-0 lead, and held a 23-12 advantage by the end of the opening period. Clinton led 35-22 at the half, and 45-32 at the end of the third period.
Cynthia Woodward scored 18 points to lead the Lady Tigers, and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Victoria Bennett added eight points, while Kristina Stephens tallied six. Hannah Martin led Clinton with 15 points.
The DeKalb County High School Lady Tigers lost to White County 39 to 24 in the Sonic Shootout in Sparta Monday night while the Tigers fell 50 to 47 to Friendship Christian in the Mid State Christmas Tournament in Murfreesboro.
The Lady Tigers trailed White County 14 to 7 after the first period, 20 to 13 at halftime, and 28 to 13 after the third period before losing 39 to 24.
Cynthia Woodward had 14 points, Nikki Bass with 8, and Morgan Page scored 2.
In the boy's game, the Tigers trailed Friendship Christian 14 to 8 after the first period but led 24 to 21 at halftime. Friendship Christian regained the lead 35 to 33 by the end of the third period before going on to win 50 to 47.
Seth Willoughby led the Tigers in scoring with 13 points and Hunter Poteete had 12.
The Lady Tigers will meet Clinton in a consolation game of the tournament in Sparta Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. while the Tigers will play in a consolation game of their tournament in Murfreesboro Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
The DeKalb County High School Basketball teams won their first games of Christmas Tournament Play Saturday.
The Tigers knocked off Goodpasture 52 to 44 in the Mid-State Christmas Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro while the Lady Tigers beat Daniel Boone 40 to 37 in the Sonic Shootout at White County High School in Sparta.
In the boys game, DeKalb led 13 to 9 after the first period but the game was tied at 23 at half time. The Tigers fell behind 38 to 33 after the third period but rallied in the fourth quarter for the 52 to 44 win.
Payne Denman led the Tigers with 20 points, followed by Destry Wiggins with 13, Cody Atnip 6, J.J. Herriott and Cody Myrick each with 4, Ethan Hale 3, and Hunter Stewart with 2 points.
Payne Denman sank a three-pointer as time expired, and the DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team - who had led for only about two-and-a-half minutes all game - escaped with a 54-53 win over visting Gordonsville, Tuesday night, a team the Tigers had beaten by 27 points, just 13 days earlier.
The Tigers gained their only lead of the first three periods with 5:59 on the clock in the opening period, as Denman sank a three to give DC a 6-4. Ironically, that would also be the last made basket for Denman until the final shot of the game. Gordonsville closed out the first period on a 12-2 run, which gave them a 16-8 lead at the end of the period. The visiting Tigers led 32-24 at the half, after leding by as many as ten, late in the second period.
The DeKalb County High School Tigers and Lady Tigers will head in opposite directions for post-Christmas basketball tournaments. The Lady Tigers will travel east to Sparta for the Sonic Shootout at White County High School, while the Tigers will go west to Murfreesboro for the Mid-State Boys Christmas Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School. Both tournaments run from Saturday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 30th.
The Tigers willl play the first game of the day on Saturday, as they take on Goodpasture. Should the Tigers win that game, they would play the winner of Saturday's game between Friendship Christian and Berea on Monday, at 5:30 p.m. A loss would send the DCHS boys to the consolation bracket to play the loser of that game on Monday, at 11:30 a.m. Win or lose on Monday, the Tigers will play again on Tuesday in the final day of the tournament.
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