Pioneers Sweep Tigers. Ladies Split Season Wins

January 6, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

The DCHS basketball teams were hoping to get their first victories of the new year Tuesday night but the ball didn’t bounce their way as they lost to visiting Warren County in Smithville.

The Lady Tigers, who had defeated Warren County 52 to 47 at McMinnville in November, were not as fortunate this time losing to the Lady Pioneers 50 to 40 and the Tigers, who had fallen to the Pioneers in the last meeting 60 to 27, couldn’t even the score and lost this time 61 to 40.

For the girls, DC trailed 12 to 7 after the 1st period, 28 to 13 at halftime, and 36 to 28 after the 3rd period before losing 50 to 40.

Ella VanVranken scored 18 followed by Kadee Ferrell with 15, Megan Cantrell 4, Madison Martin 2, and Cadee Griffith with 1.

In the boys game, the Tigers were down 20 to 9 after the 1st period, 36 to 18 at halftime, and 54 to 30 after the 3rd period and lost 61 to 40.

Evan Jones scored 8, Robert Wheeler, Jordan Young, and Elishah Ramos each with 6, Luke Jenkins 5, Zack Birmingham 3, and Aidan Curtis, Conner Close, and Jacob Hendrix each with 2 points.

DeKalb County travels to Cannon County Friday night. WJLE plans LIVE coverage starting with the girls game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys contest.

The Tigers are 3-5 (1-2) and the Lady Tigers are 3-6 (0-3)