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Macon County spoils 2008 opener for DCHS

January 8, 2008

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,

Saints run ends at Warren Lodge Tournament

December 31, 2007

The DeKalb Middle School Saints lost to Boyd Christian, 27-24, Saturday night at Warren County High School, which ended their four-year hold on the Warren Lodge Holiday Tournament Championship.

The Saints trailed 8-7 at the end of the first period and 16-9 at the half, after scoring only two points in the second period. The Broncos led by as many as 11 points in the third, but the Saints pulled to within eight points, at 23-15, by the end of the period.

DMS battled back in the fourth, and cut the Boyd lead to just three points, with 7.5 seconds left on the clock. Free throws in those final seconds cost the Saints a shot at their fifth straight tournament title. DeKalb had four technical foul shots, but missed all four which left the score at 27-24 as time expired. For the game, the Saints shot only 4-of-18 from the free throw line.

Tigers, Lady Tigers end tournaments with losses

December 31, 2007

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams ended their respective holiday tournament runs with losses on Saturday. The Lady Tigers suffered a 38-31 setback to district foe and tournament host, Macon County, at the Nera White Christmas Tournament in Lafayette, while the Tigers lost to Clinton, TN, 63-54, at the Monticello (KY) Holiday Classic.

The Lady Tigers had a 7-2 lead at the end of the first period against Macon County, but the Tigerettes rallied for a 12-10 lead at the half. A 16-9 Tigerette advantage in the third made it a nine-point game at the end of the period, and Macon County clinched fifth place in the girls' bracket with the seven-point win over DeKalb County.

Cynthia Woodward paced the Lady Tigers with 12 points, while Katie Herman added six. Courtney Clark and Katelyn Gregory each had 14 points to lead Macon County.

The Lady Tigers will enter the new year with a 4-9 overall record for the season.

Lady Tigers win at Nera White

December 28, 2007

The DeKalb County Lady Tiger basketball team edged Watertown, 53-50, Friday evening at the Nera White Christmas Tournament in Lafayette. The win moved the DCHS girls into a consolation game to determine fifth place, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against host Macon County, a 41-29 winner over Trousdale County on Friday.

Tigers lose again at Monticello Tourney

December 28, 2007

Knox Central, KY shot 73-percent from the floor, and shook off a DeKalb County comeback attempt in an 85-67 rout at the Monticello Holiday Tournament in Monticello, KY. The loss was the second in as many days against a Kentucky opponent for the Tigers.

The Panthers rolled up a 15-2 lead within the first three minutes of the game, and built a 35-12 lead at the end of the opening period, spurred on by six three-pointers. The Tigers battled back in the second period, pulling to within ten in the last minute of the half, and ended the half trailing by only eight points, at 45-37.

Knox Central opened the third period with 15 unaswered points, and blew the game open by the end of the period. The Panthers led 76-45 at the end of the third, and rolled on to the win despite DeKalb County taking a 22-9 advantage in the fourth period.

Tigers out-shot by Wayne County at Monticello

December 28, 2007

Wayne County, KY, shot 68-percent from the floor and 75-percent from three-point territory, as the host school in the Monticello Holiday Classic routed the DeKalb County Tiger basketball team, 89-59, Thursday in the quarter-finals of the event.

DeKalb County earned a first-round bye in the tournament, while Wayne County beat Tiger district foe, York Institute in the opening round.

The Tigers got five three-pointers from John Malone, four in the first period, but trailed by five, at 25-20, at the end of the opening period. Despite playing well, the deficit contined to grow for the Tigers. Wayne County held a 42-32 lead at the half, and opened up a 67-48 lead through three periods.

Malone ended the night with 15 point to lead the Tigers, followed by Zack Rowland and J.J. Herriott, who had 10 points apiece. The Tigers shot roughly 42-percent from the floor, and hit seven three-point baskets.

Lady Tigers, buzzer-beater fall short at Nera White

December 27, 2007

Mackenzi Gibson's three-point attempt, with just over a second left in regulation, hit the front of the rim, and the DeKalb County Lady Tiger basketball team came up short against East Robertson in their opening game of the Nera White Christmas Tournament in Lafayette, Thursday evening. The three-pointer would have given the Lady Tigers a one-point lead, with little, if any, time left on the clock, but the Lady Indians escaped with a 53-51 victory.

East Robertson shook off an early DeKalb County lead, and opened up a 12-9 advantage at the end of the opening period. The Lady Indians led by as many as nine points in the second period, and held a 24-18 advantage, at the half.

The Lady Tigers chipped away at the lead, and even took their own largest lead of the game - 35-31 - with 1:24 left in the third period. East Robertson came back, however, and claimed a 40-39 advantage at the end of the third.

Late surge propels Tigers to win at Monterey

December 21, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team broke open a close ball game with an 18-2 run in the fourth period, and routed the Monterey Wildcats, 70-48, Friday night in Monterey.

The Tigers led, 41-28, at the half, and led by as many as 15 points in the third period, before the Wildcats trimmed the lead to seven at the end of the third, and to six, with 5:21 to go in the game. Travis Woodward hit a basket, which began the Tiger surge, at the five-minute mark of the fourth. Woodward totaled eight points in the final period, as DeKalb County pulled away in the final minutes.

Zack Rowland led the Tigers with 18 points, while Woodward and Hunter Stewart each added 14. Hunter Poteete also hit double-figures with 10 points.

Tigers barely escape Gordonsville with win

December 20, 2007

John Malone nailed a three-pointer with 33 seconds left in the game, which ended up giving the DeKalb County Tiger basketball team a 50-49 victory over Gordonsville, Thursday night in Gordonsville. The Tigers had crushed Gordonsville, 89-48, back on November 30th, but the Black and Gold never led by more than 11 points in Thursday's rematch.

DeKalb County trailed only once after the opening period. Gordonsville had an 11-9 advantage at the end of the opening period, but the host Tigers did not have an advantage again until the final minute of the game, when two free throws by Jordan Bradford gave Gordonsville a 49-47 lead. J.J. Herriott hit a shot to tie the game at the start of the second period, and DeKalb led by as many as seven in the period. The Tigers held a 23-19 edge at the half.

Lady Tigers claim third win of season

December 13, 2007

Cynthia Woodward scored 13 points to lead the DeKalb County Lady Tiger basketball team to a 41-31 win at Watertown, Thursday night. The win was the Lady Tigers' second over the Purple Tigerettes in a five-day span, and was their third overall on the season.

Watertown scored the first five points of the game, and led DeKalb, 13-10, at the end of the opening period. The Lady Tigers held Watertown to just two points in the second period, and rallied for a 24-15 lead at the half. The lead hit double figures in the third period, and a 9-8 advantage for the Lady Tigers gave the Black and Gold a 33-23 lead through three. Each team closed out the game with eight points in the fourth period.

Kristina Stephens added 11 points for the Lady Tigers, who improved to 3-5 on the season.

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