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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.

Livingston Academy rallies to beat Tigers

December 11, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team led the Livingston Academy Wildcats for most of three periods, Tuesday night in Smithville, but a late surge lifted the 'Cats to a 73-66 win over the DC boys in the District 7-AA clash.

Payne Denman and Travis Woodward each scored 17 points for the Tigers, but combined for only two points in the fourth period. DeKalb led by as many as seven points on two seperate occasions, in the second and third periods, but the Wildcats rallied to take a 59-58 lead by the end of the third period. The Tigers led 19-17 after the first period, and 39-37 at the half.

Four Tiger football players named to All-Region Team

December 10, 2007

Four DeKalb County High School fTiger ootball players were honored with All-Region honors on Monday, at the Region 4-3A awards' banquet in Nashville.

Senior punter, Tyler Woods, headed up the DCHS nominations, as he was named the Region's top punter for 2007. Woods averaged 37.9 yards per punt, this season, for the Tigers, and he put 18 of his 39 punts inside the 20 yard line.

Joining Woods from DeKalb County as All-Region honorees were senior fullback, Collin Patterson; junior defensive back, J.J. Herriott; and sophomore quarterback, Hunter Poteete.

Patterson, the Tigers' team MVP, this past season, led Region 4-3A in receptions, was fourth in receiving yards, was second on the Tiger team in tackles and fourth in rushing.

DeKalb sweeps pair from Watertown

December 8, 2007

The DeKalb County High School basketball teams both put an end to three-game losing streaks with wins over visiting Watertown, Saturday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers picked up their second win of the season, with a 52-40 victory, while the Tigers erased an early 15-8 Watertown lead, and came back for a convincing 69-32 conquest of the Purple Tigers.

The Lady Tigers shook off a 15-12 Watertown lead after the first period, and opened up a 22-19 lead at the half. DeKalb County was on top 38-35 at the end of the third period, and out-scored Watertown 14-5 in the fourth period to roll on to the 12-point win.

Cynthia Woodward had a season-high 25 points for the Lady Tigers, while Katie Herman added eight. Miaushia Thompson led Watertown with 19 points, while Britnee Sells added 18.

Dragonettes hand Lady Tigers milestone defeat

December 7, 2007

The DeKalb County Lady Tiger basketball team battled back from a 20-point fourth period deficit at York Institute, Friday night, but could not overcome the Dragonettes in a district 7-AA clash. York's 66-50 win over the Lady Tigers marked the local team's 100th consecutive loss in District play.

DeKalb County never led in the girls' contest, but kept did not allow the Dragonettes to blow the game open. York led 14-6 at the end of the first period, and 33-20 at the half. The Dragonette lead ballooned to 53-33 at the end of the third period, but the Lady Tigers sliced the margin to 59-50 within the last two minutes of the final quarter. York, however, closed out the game on a 7-0 run, which helped them pull away for the district win.

Cynthia Woodward led the Lady Tigers with 15 points, while Katie Herman added 14. Victoria Bennett tossed in nine points for DeKalb County. Molly Eacret led York Institute and all scorers with 20 points.

DeKalb dumped by Upperman in district opener

December 4, 2007

The Upperman Bees and Lady Bees came to Smithville, Tuesday night, and blistered the DeKalb County High School basketball teams in their district openers. The Lady Bees shook off a slow start, and thumped the Lady Tigers, 73-24, while the Bees blew open the boys' game in the second half, and blew out the Tigers, 72-48.

The Lady Tigers played toe-to-toe with Upperman for most of the first period, and the DC girls rallied from an early deficit to tie the game at 8-8, late in the period. The Lady Bees closed out the period on a 5-1 run, to take a 13-9 lead. The game would not get any closer, however, as Upperman out-scored DeKalb, 29-8, in the secon period. The Lady Tigers would not connect on another field goal until the final 1:08 of the fourth period, and Upperman cruised to victory.

White County sweeps border match-ups

December 1, 2007

The White County Warriors and Warriorettes came to Smithville, Saturday night, and swept a pair of games from the DeKalb County High School basketball teams. The Warriorettes tamed the Lady Tigers, 50-23, while the Warriors out-scored the Tigers, 82-75. White County did not trail at any point in either game.

In the girls' game, the Warriorettes led 16-5 at the end of the first period, and 26-9 at the half. The Lady Tigers struggled from the floor, managing only four first half field goals. White County upped their lead to 38-17 at the end of the third period, before out-scoring DC 12-6 in the final period.

Katie Herman scored 12 points to lead the Lady Tigers, while Victoria Bennett added four. Morgan Page, Nikki Bass and Mackenzi Gibson each tallied two points, while Martha Webb chipped in a free throw. Lacy Yslas led White County and all scorers with 15 points.

Tigers, Lady Tigers upend visiting Gordonsville

November 30, 2007

The DeKalb County High School Lady Tiger basketball team more than doubled their first three period output in the fourth and final period, and rallied to a 43-37 victory over the Gordonsville Tigerettes, Friday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers, who led for most of the first half, came back from a five-point third period deficit to win their first game of the season.

The Lady Tigers led for all but the final 32.6 seconds of the first half, when a Jana Watson three-pointer gave Gordonsville a 13-12 lead, which they held through the intermission. The lead extended to 20-15 in the third period, but DeKalb County tied the game with a 5-0 run. Gordonsville scored the last three points of the period, and led 23-20 going into the final period.

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