The Macon County Tigers and Tigerettes dealt the DeKalb County High School basketball teams a sour start to the 2008 portion of their basketball schedule. The visiting Tigerettes handed the Lady Tigers a 48-36 setback, Tuesday night in Smithville, while Macon won the district battle of the Tigers, 74-71, in the boys' game.
Macon County stormed out to a 13-2 lead early in the girls' game, but DeKalb County closed the gap to 14-12 by the end of the first period. The Tigerettes increased their lead to seven points in the second, but another Lady Tiger comeback, again, made it a two-point game late in the period. Macon County held a 26-22 edge at the half.
The Tigerettes went up by ten points within the first two minutes of the third period, and the Lady Tigers never got any closer than six points the rest of the way. Macon County led 43-31 at the end of the third, and won by that same 12-point margin as each team scored five points in the fourth period,