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DMS stops Watertown
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Lady Saint Ashli Chew (above) takes it down the floor in Monday nights DMS game against Watertown. The Lady Saints won the contest 30-28. - photo by Photo by: Angie Meadows
The DeKalb Middle School Saints and Lady Saints faced down two Watertown teams at the DCHS gymnasium Monday night, coming out on top in both contests.The Saints outstripped the Watertown Tigers by a 39-32 margin in a heated contest that saw the DeKalb squad take a first-half beating, only to rally back for a decisive victory in the second half of the game.The Saints were outscored 7-6 in the first quarter of play, and then again in the second period, allowing the purple Tigers to put 16 on the board, while DeKalb only managed three points, leaving the Saints trailing 23-9 at the half-time buzzer.DMS came out of the locker room with their heads on straight for the second half however, scoring 11 points in the third period and allowing the Watertown squad to score only two.The Saints clinched the game in the final period, this time putting up a whopping 19 points, while Watertown only managed seven, bringing the final score to 39-32.Seth Wright put a big dent in the Watertown defense, sinking 15 points, including five from the charity stripe.Steven Jennings was close behind, getting seven of his 12 points from the free-throw line and dropping in a three-pointer.Noah Parsley put five points on the board for the Saints, while A.J. Mooneyham and Joey Moon added three each to the tally and Matthew Poss sank one from the free-throw line.In the ladies’ game Monday, DMS slipped by the Lady Tigers with a 30-28 victory.Ashli Chew led the Lady Saints with 12 points, hitting seven from the foul line. Jaidyn Bolding and Tyra Graham each scored five points, both dropping in a three-pointer in the process, and Hannah Panter and Caitlin Turner scored four each.DeKalb led 8-7 at the end of the first quarter, and put 11 on the board in the second, compared to the Tigers’ 10, making the tally 19-17 at the mid-point of the game.After scoring only three points in the third while the Tigers scored five, DMS went into the final period with the score tied 22-up.The DeKalb ladies slipped by in a nail-biter of a fourth quarter, scoring eight points while the Lady Tigers managed six, giving DeKalb the 30-28 win.The Saints will travel to Baxter on Dec. 1.