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.