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Tigers break Broncos
Tiger Tanner Poss shoots for two during Thursday nights game against Boyd Christian. The Tigers took the win with a final score of 55-42.


The Tigers opened the regular season at home Tuesday evening with a 55-42 win over The Boyd Christian School Broncos.


In a close first period, DeKalb barely maintained a 15-14 lead over BCS, with Gentry Harpole contributing four points on two goals, and Marshal Evins, Seth Wright and Colter Norris contributing a three-pointer each. Trey Jones added a two pointer for DeKalb.


Trey Cantrell did most of the work for Boyd in the first period, scoring ten points on two three-pointers and two two-pointers. Isaiah Blanton added a three pointer, and Jayden Reno hit one from the free-throw line.


The Tigers found their mojo in the second period, outscoring the Broncos 13-5.


Harpole hit three two point shots in the period for DCHS, Norris added a three-pointer, and Tanner Poss and Jones put two-pointers in. For BCS, Blanton dropped in a three-pointer and Tyler Beaty helped with a two-point shot, but when the dust cleared, the half time score stood at 28-19 Tigers.


A strong third period for the Tigers saw their lead increase to 47-29 after DeKalb scored 19 points and held the Broncos to 10.


Poss and Harpole scored six each for DCHS, all on two-point shots. Evins added a three-pointer, while Norris and Noah Parsley contributed two more points each. Blanton put five in for BCS, while Cantrell hit a three-point shot and Ethan Phillips scored two points in the period.


The final period was a bit kinder to the Broncos, and while DeKalb allowed them to dominate a 13-5 fourth quarter, it was not nearly enough to challenge the Tiger lead.


Poss hit four free throws and a two-point shot in the last period, and Wright dropped two free throws in for DeKalb. Cantrell pulled in six for BCS on two three-pointers, while Tyler Pomales aided the cause with a three-point shot and Blanton and Reno added two points each.


Harpole led the Tiger offense with 16 points in the contest, while Poss followed closely with 14. Norris rang in with eight points, Evins had six, Wright five, Trey Jones four, and Parsley had two for the game.


Harpole connected with eight two-point shots and went 0-for-1 on free throws in the game, while Poss hit five two-pointers and went 4-for-6 from the foul line. Norris contributed a two-pointer and two three-pointers, also going 0-for-1 on free throws.


Evins put in two three pointers, and Wright hit a three-point shot and went two-for-three from the line. Jones added two two-pointers and went 0-for-1, and Parsley rounded out the Tiger tab going 2-for-2 at the foul line.


As a team, The Tigers hit 16 two-point shots and five three-pointers, and sunk 8 of 14 attempted free throws.


DeKalb County traveled to face Gordonsville Monday night, and a 60-46 loss to the team from Smith County put the Tigers at 1-1 on the season. The Tigers will meet Warren County in McMinnville on Tuesday. They will face Livingston Academy Friday night in Smithville, with the Lady Tigers tipping off at 6 p.m. and the Tigers following. More on these games next week.