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Tigers Destroy Bledsoe, advance to next round
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Tigers Justin Bone (15) and Dylan Young (21) fight off a Bledsoe Warriors in Saturdays game at home. The Tigers came away victorious and advance to the next round of the regional tournament.
On Saturday night the Tigers played host in the opening game in the Region 4 AA Tournament against Bledsoe County. The Tigers walked away with an impressive victory over the Warriors with a 82-39 beating, the Tigers advance to the semi-final game.In the first quarter, the Tigers showed they were well prepared for the game, having almost a full week to anticipate what their opponent would bring to the court as DeKalb blew out the Warriors in the opening period, outscoring them 24-9.The Tigers held Bledsoe scoreless for most of the period, allowing the first point coming off a single free-throw shot ending their drought and stopping the Tigers’ 18-1 run.The Tigers were distributing the ball well, having five different players score for the team. The leading scorer for the first period with 12 was Sonni Young; at one point Young tossed in eight straight.In the second quarter, the Warriors showed that they were not quite ready to be put out of the tournament, keeping up with the Tigers as both teams dropped in 14 points in the second period with the Tigers still on top with a commanding 38-23 lead.The Tigers were again led by Sonni Young as he added six more to his total going into half time with 18 points.In the third quarter, the Tigers again found their way to the boards, outscoring Bledsoe 24-9.