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Tigers advance to Championship
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DeKalb's Zach Vincent drives the lane and goes in for the layup in the Tigers 69-60 victory over the Cannon County Lions to advance to the District 8-AA Championship game.
On the heels of DCHS Tiger Head Coach Lynus Martin's first 8-AA regular season championship, the Tigers find themselves in a rare position, entering the district tournament as favorites. While gaining momentum with key wins down the stretch, the Tigers earned the first-round bye as the district champs.Having a few days off allowed DeKalb the opportunity to rest up. But how did it affect the Tigers’ momentum?Friday night, in the semifinal round, the Tigers outlasted the Cannon County Lions 69-60 to advance to the championship game last night against the Livingston Academy Wildcats.The Tigers began the post season just as efficiently as they had entered the regular season when they went on a 5-0 run to open the first period.However, the Lions managed to weather the storm and only trailed the Tigers by five points with the score 16-11 at the end of the first period.Leading the way for DeKalb, senior Zach Vincent caught fire, scoring seven of the Tigers’ 20 points.