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Lady Tigers drop first district game
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DCHS Lady Tiger Chelsea Lewis hustles by York Institutes Emma Brannon Friday night in Smithville. The Lady Tigers dropped their second game of the season 49-42. Lewis racked up 13 points in the Lady Tiger loss. - photo by Photo by Eric Drennan
Despite a great comeback, the DeKalb County Lady Tigers dropped their district opener 49-42 to the York Institute Lady Dragons Friday night in Smithville.A four-point first period put DeKalb behind 16-4. The Lady Tigers would commit two turnovers and miss three shots from the field before DeKalb could put points on the board. At the 4:25 mark of the first period, the Lady Tigers' Paige Winningham made the score 9-2.The second period saw the Lady Tiger offense get into gear as they scored 12 points, behind a six-point effort from senior Chelsea Lewis.DeKalb's defense shut down York standout Ashley Wright, who had scored nine first-period points, holding her scoreless during the second period.However, the Lady Dragons found other contributors as six players found the net during the period to extend York's lead to 33-16 at halftime.After some nice adjustments by Head Coach Joe Pat Cope, the Lady Tigers mounted a comeback that saw the Lady Dragons’ lead shrink to nine points with the score 37-28 at the end of the third period.Loren Cripps hit three of her game-high six three-pointers in the final period to help lead DeKalb comeback bid.With just 40 seconds remaining in the game, Chelsea Lewis made a nice move then drove to the hoop to make the score 44-42.

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