The DeKalb County High School Tiger basketball team claimed their first district win of the basketball season, Friday night in Woodbury Travis Woodward scored 18 points, as the Tigers pulled away from the Cannon County Lions, 57-45.
The Tigers never trailed, although the Lions tied the game once and refused to go away quietly. DeKalb County led by nine at one point in the first period, and held a 14-9 lead at the end of the period. The Lions tied the game at 14-14, with 6:23 left in the second period, but the Tigers closed out the half on a 10-2 run, which gave them a 24-16 advantage at the half.
DeKalb County pushed the lead to as many as 17 points in the third period, but Cannon County pulled back to within nine, at 37-28, but the end of the period. The Lions got as close as eight points in the fourth, but it was in the final minutes after DC had opened up a 16-point advantage in the period. The Tigers scored the final four points of the period to seal the win.