The DeKalb County High School basketball teams split their opening night games at the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic in Woodbury, Friday night. The Lady Tigers dropped their game to the Hickman County Lady Bulldogs, 53-26, while the Tigers salvaged a split in the nightcap with a 79-70 win over the Bulldogs.
Hickman County led the girls' contest, 18-8, at the end of the first period, and used a stingy defensive effort to take a 33-15 leaad at the half. The Lady Tigers managed only three points in the third period, as the Lady Dawgs opened up a 43-18 lead. Hickman County out-scored DeKalb County, 10-8, in the game's final period.
Nine Lady Bulldogs reached the score sheet, led by Kayla Hutcherson, with 12 points, and Jaclyn Wise with 11. Nine Lady Tigers also scored in the game, led by Mercedes Luna, who came off the bench in the fourth period and scored five points. Morgan Page and Nikki Bass scored four points apiece.