The DeKalb County Tigers dropped two games in Smithville last week, suffering a defeat at the hands of Macon County on Tuesday evening, and another Thursday night against Warren County.
In the Thursday night game, The Pioneers took the Tigers down in a 78-47 contest.
Warren County led by three points at the end of a 14-11 first period. Noah Parsley helped keep the Tigers close with four points in the period, while Marshal Evins dropped a three-pointer in. Gentry Harpole and Austin Johnson added two each to DeKalb’s score.
DeKalb put 14 points on the board in the second, but Warren pulled five ahead with a 16-point period.
Three-pointers from Colter Norris, Johnson and Tanner Poss added nine points to the Tiger tally, while Noah Parsley scored three points with a basket and a free throw. Harpole added two more points, and the score stood at 30-25 Warren County at the half.
The second half proved frustrating for DeKalb. Warren exploded with 30 points in the third period, while holding DeKalb to only 10, claiming a 60-35 lead at the beginning of the final period.
Poss, Evins, Ethan Martin and Trey Jones contributed two each for DCHS in the period. Harpole and Parsley sank a foul shot each.
The Pioneers bolted down the win in the fourth, outscoring DeKalb 18-12 on their way to the 78-47 win.
Jones helped the Tigers with four points in the period, and Martin added three. Ethan Cantrell put in two free throws, Poss hit a two-pointer, and Johnson rounded things out with a foul shot.
Parsley led the Tigers at the hoop with eight points on the night, going 2-for-3 from the foul line. Poss scored seven points in the game, Johnson put in six and went 1-for-2, and Jones added six as well.
Martin put in five for DeKalb, going 1-for-2. Harpole scored five as well, and went 1-for-3 from the line. Evins also added five more, hitting a three-pointer and going 2-for-2. Norris added three, and Cantrell 2-for-2.
The Tigers suffered another loss to visiting Macon County Tuesday night, this time 60-44.
DeKalb looked strong in the first half of the game, outpacing Macon 16-13 in the first period. The Tigers maintained the three-point lead at half time.
Evins lit up the court in the first period, scoring 11 points and nailing three three-pointers. Harpole hit a three-pointer as well, and Poss added two.
A 9-9 second period saw Evins pound another three-pointer. Poss, Martin and Jones put in two points each, and DeKalb took a 25-22 lead into the locker room at the half.
The lead slowly slid away in the third period, however. Macon outscored the Tigers 16-8 in the third, taking a 38-33 lead by the end of the period. Poss, Harpole, Evins and Parsley added two each for the Tigers in the third.
Things did not improve for the Tigers in the final period.
Macon managed 22 points in the fourth, while DeKalb answered with 11. Poss and Norris each hit three free throws in the period, while Jones scored five.
Marshal Evins topped the Tiger offense with 16 points in the game. Evins hit four three-pointers and went 2-for-2 from the foul line.
Poss put in nine points for DeKalb in the game, Jones hit for seven points, and Harpole scored five. Norris went 3-for-4, and Parsley and Martin added two each.
The Tigers are participating in the Christmas Classic this week. The tournament, hosted by DeKalb, began Monday and winds up today. More on these games in next week’s Review.