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Lady Tigers drop two to Webb, York
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The Lady Tigers came out on the wrong end of two hard-fought contests last week, dropping a 57-51 game against Webb Boarding School on Tuesday, then extending the streak of bad luck with a 64-53 loss to York Institute Friday night in their district opener.The ladies from DeKalb let the York team jump out to a 22-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and never recovered.DeKalb outscored the Lady Dragons 16-14 in the second period, cutting the York advantage to 36-24 at half-time.The Lady Tigers closed the margin even more in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Dragons 15-11 and closing the gap with York Institute to 47-39 by the close of the period.Although DeKalb battled back hard in the fourth quarter, the Lady Dragons held them to 14 points in the period while racking up 17 themselves, extending the lead at the final buzzer to 64-53, with York on top.Chelsea Lewis scored 15 points to take the top spot on the DeKalb card, while Alex Meadows was close behind with 13.Abbey Caldwell scored eight Tiger points, Loren Cripps coughed up seven and Ashley Barnes scored six.Danielle Tyson and Raye Baker each put two points on the board for DeKalb.In the Tuesday night contest against Webb, the ladies were handed a 57-51 loss by the Bell Buckle girls.DeKalb found themselves trailing by only 10-9 at the end of the first period, but allowed the Webb ladies to outscore them 14-8 in the second.Coming out of the locker room after half-time with a 24-17 lead, Webb held on to their momentum during the third period, outscoring DeKalb 13-10. Going in to the final period trailing 37-27, the Lady Tigers made a bold attempt to rally for the win, outscoring Webb 24-20, but still only pulling to within six points of their opponent, bringing the final tally to 57-51 Webb.Alex Meadows and Chelsea Lewis topped scoring for DeKalb with 16 points each.Danielle Tyson put seven on the board, Lydia Foutch dropped six in, Abbey Caldwell scored three, Raye Baker put two points in, and Loren Cripps scored one for the Lady Tigers.