The DeKalb County High School Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams swept at home Tuesday night beating Trousdale County in their first games of the regular season.
The Lady Tigers watched their big lead evaporate but they won it in a close one, 47 to 46 in head coach Joe Pat Cope's debut. The Tigers, meanwhile had a close battle in their game, and won 55 to 51
The games were played as part of the Hall of Fame Classic, which are games that can either count as regular season or pre-season games. Coaches have the option whether or not to count the contests on their win-loss record.
The DC girls opened up a 27 to 8 lead by the end of the first period, but Trousdale County had cut the Lady Tiger advantage to 10 by half time, 34 to 24. DeKalb County's lead dwindled to 3 by the end of the third quarter 35 to 32. Trousdale County took the lead with a little over three minutes left in the game but the Lady Tigers fought back and won 47 to 46.