The DeKalb County Tigers will play for the district tournament championship Saturday night after knocking off the Upperman Bees 61 to 49 in the semi-finals Friday night in Sparta.
The season came to a close for the DeKalb County Lady Tigers Wednesday night as they lost 58 to 40 to the Cannon County Lionettes in the District Tournament at Sparta.
The DeKalb County Tigers advanced to the semi-finals of the district tournament with a 55 to 29 win over Central Magnet Tuesday night at Sparta. Sonni Young scored 20 points in the game and went over 1,000 points for his career at DCHS. He now has 1007 points as a Tiger.
The DCHS basketball teams wrapped up the regular season with road wins at White County Monday night.
The Lady Tigers won 42 to 33 and the Tigers beat the Warriors 63 to 53.
The DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers went out winners Saturday night closing the book on the home schedule of the regular season with wins over the visiting Gordonsville Tigers and Tigerettes on senior night in Smithville.
The Lady Tigers won 54 to 42 while the Tigers prevailed 59 to 49.
DeKalb County's Sonni Young has been named the Defensive Player of the Year in District 8 AA while Stephen Howell of DeKalb County shares the District's Co-Most Improved Player of the Year honor with Trey Salisbury of Smith County.
The All-District selections were announced Friday.
Steven Jennings and Ashli Chew were named the Most Valuable Players of the DeKalb Middle School basketball teams while Azya McCoy received the Most Valuable Cheerleader honor during the annual awards banquet Thursday night.
In addition to the MVP award, Jennings received awards for Best Offensive player and Best Ball Handler
Other Saints award winners are:
The DeKalb County Tigers, down to the Cannon County Lions by double digits in the fourth quarter battled back but came up short, losing to the Lions 74 to 70 in a district showdown Tuesday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers lost 56 to 37.
The DeKalb County Lady Tigers came from behind in the fourth period to defeat the Central Magnet Tigerettes on the road Friday night 37 to 35 while the DC Tigers breezed past their opponents 65 to 28.
The Lady Tigers rallied in the fourth quarter but watched another close game slip away Tuesday night as they lost to the visiting York Institute Lady Dragons 51 to 48. The Tigers won 69 to 56.
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