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Tigers Quest for District Tournament Title Falls Short

The DeKalb County Tigers quest for a District Tournament Championship fell short Tuesday night as they lost to the Upperman Bees 69 to 63 in the title game at White County High School in Sparta.

The Tigers opened the game strong, outscoring the Bees 18 to 11 in the first period, but Upperman jumped ahead 39 to 35 by halftime, outscoring the Tigers 28 to 17 in the second quarter. Each team scored 13 points in the third quarter and the Bees held a four point edge 52 to 48 going into the fourth period. Upperman held off the Tigers in the final stanza, outscoring DC 17 to 15 and won the game and the district tournament crown 69 to 63.

Destry Wiggins led the Tigers in scoring with 21 points. Braxton Atnip and Dylan Roller each scored 11, Stephen Howell and Sonni Young each had 7, and Dylan Roller with 4.

Meanwhile, in the consolation game, the Livingston Academy Wildcats defeated the Cannon County Lions 86 to 69 to claim third place in the tournament.

Tigers To Play for District Tournament Championship After Upsetting Livingston Academy

The DeKalb County Tigers will be playing for the District Tournament Basketball Championship for the first time since 2001 Tuesday night after upsetting the top seeded Livingston Academy Wildcats 64 to 54 in the semi-finals of the tournament Saturday night at Sparta.

With the win, the Tigers also snapped a twelve game losing streak against the Wildcats.

Lady Tigers Fall to Cannon County in District Tournament, Season Ends at 14-14

The season ended for the DeKalb County Lady Tigers Thursday night with a 71 to 20 loss to Cannon County in the opening game of the District 8 AA basketball tournament at Sparta.

With the loss, the Lady Tigers conclude the season with an over-all record of 14-14. Cannon County advances to the semi-finals to play Upperman Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

DeKalb DAWGS Prepare for Season Opener

The DeKalb West DAWGS baseball team will open season play in the Blackman Blaze Tournament this weekend.

The DAWGS first game will be Saturday February 19th at 9am at Stewarts Creek Middle School. The second game of the day is at 1:00 p.m at Blackman Middle School against Tullahoma and the third and final game will be at 7:00 p.m at Blackman High School against Oakland Middle School.

District 8-AA Basketball Tournament Begins Thursday in Sparta

The DeKalb County High School Basketball Teams will make their debut in the District 8AA Tournament this week at White County High School in Sparta.

The Lady Tigers, seeded 6th in the tournament, will meet the 3rd seeded Cannon County Lionettes on Thursday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. The winner will advance to meet the 2nd seeded Upperman Lady Bees on Saturday, February 19th at 4:00 p.m.

Meanwhile the 4th seeded Smith County Lady Owls will face the 5th seeded York Institute Lady Dragons on Friday, February 18th at 6:00 p.m. The winner will advance to take on the top seeded Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats on Saturday night, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. The girls consolation game will be Monday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m followed at 7:30 p.m. by the girls championship game.

Lady Tigers Lose Lead and Game at York Institute, Tigers Win Big

The DeKalb County Lady Tigers, who led through much of the game against the Lady Dragons Friday night, watched it slip away from them in the fourth quarter as York Institute came from behind to win 60 to 53 at Jamestown.

The boys game was never in doubt as the Tigers routed the Dragons 62 to 36.

For the girls, DeKalb County led 15 to 4 after the first period and 27 to 15 at halftime, outscoring the Lady Dragons 12 to 11 in the second period. York Institute cut into the DC lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Tigers 21 to 15 but DeKalb still led 42 to 36 heading into the fourth quarter. But in the final period, the Lady Dragons rallied for the lead and the win, outscoring DC 24 to 11 to grab a 60 to 53 victory.

Martha Webb led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 27 points. Mercedes Luna had 11. Alex Meadows and Chelsea Lewis each scored 5, Danielle Tyson 4, and Lydia Foutch with 1 point.

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