The DCHS Lady Tigers fell to the Warren County Lady Pioneers in a hard-fought 61-56 contest on Dec. 1.
Warren County outpaced the Lady Tigers 16-12 in the first period of play, With Marlee Smith leading the way with six points, and Saydee Winfree and Elsa Eckenrod contributing five points each.
Ashli Chew dropped four free throws in for DeKalb in the period, while Morgan Pedigo and Joni Robinson hit a three-point shot each. Jailyn Bolding added two for the Lady Tigers.
DeKalb became a threat in the second period, scoring 16 points and holding the Lady Pioneers to 10.
Chew went in a tear, sinking five two-pointers for 10 points in the period, and Bolding and Robinson added a three-pointer each. Smith put four points on the board for Warren, Winfree hit a three-pointer, and Kristen Rowland scored three points on a two-point shot and a free throw.
DeKalb led 28-26 at the half time buzzer.
Warren charged out of the locker room looking for blood in the third period, however, outscoring DCHS 17-10 and taking a 43-38 lead by the end of the quarter. Pedigo hit a three-pointer for DeKalb in the period, Bolding put in a basket and a free throw for three points, and Robinson scored for points.
Smith helped the Lady Pioneers out with six points, while Allison Hitchcock scored five. Winfree came up with a three-pointer, Eckenrod contributed two, and Rylan Moore added a point on a free throw.
The final period of the game saw both teams fighting for the win, scoring 18 points each.
Chew came back to life in the fourth, scoring 10 points on two three-pointers and a couple of two-point shots. Hannah Panter and Robinson placed a three-pointer each, and Bolding added two, but the Lady Tigers could not overcome the deficit.
Rowland put in seven points for Warren in the fourth, Smith added four, and Megan Patch hit a three-pointer. Moore nailed a two-pointer, and Winfree and Eckenrod dropped in a free throw each.
Chew led the Lady Tiger offense with 24 points, going 4-for-4 from the foul line and hitting seven two-pointers and two three-point shots. Robinson aided DeKalb’s effort with 13 points, sinking two two-point shots and three three-pointers. Bolding scored 10 points for DCHS, going 1-for-1 from the line and nailing a three-point shot and three two-pointers.
DeKalb had a flawless game from the free-throw line, going 5-for-5 as a team in the contest. The Lady Tigers hit 12 two-point baskets and nine three-pointers as a team against Warren.
The Ladies then traveled to Baxter to meet the Upperman Lady Bees on Friday. The Lady Bees handed DeKalb a 66-32 drumming.
Upperman jumped out to a 13-6 lead at the end of the first period, and backed it up with a 24-12 second period. The teams went into the locker room at the half with Upperman leading 37-18.
The Lady Bees continued to frustrate the Lady Tigers in the third, outscoring DeKalb 17-11. The fourth period began with DeKalb trailing 54-29.
Upperman continued to dominate in the final period, outpacing DeKalb 12-3 to ensure the win.
Robinson led the Lady Tigers with nine points in the game. Chew and Hannah Panter scored seven points each, Bolding put in six, and Morgan Pedigo added three.
DeKalb hosted Livingston Academy on Tuesday night, and will travel to Jamestown to face York Institute Friday evening. More on these games next week.