The Tiger basketball squad fell to the Warren County Pioneers in a 60-46 game on Dec. 1, and were defeated again by Upperman High School on Friday.
DeKalb stayed close to the Pioneers in the first period, giving up 14 points and scoring 11. Seth Wright put in five points for the Tigers with a two-point shot and a three-pointer. Gentry Harpole also dropped a three-point shot in, while Noah Parsley hit a basket for two, and Tanner Poss scored one on a foul shot.
Isaiah Grayson topped the Warren offense in the first period with eight points, Chance Hobbs slid in with a three-pointer for the Pioneers, Joelah Solomon scored two, and Holden Baker hit a free throw.
A 17-16 second period also came out in the Pioneers’ favor, with Harpole contributing six points for DeKalb, Trey Jones putting in five, and Marshal Evins pegging five from the foul line. Hobbs helped out with seven points for WCHS, Baker connected with six, and Grayson put in four.
The half-time score stood at 31-27 Warren County.
The Pioneers exploded in the third period, outpacing the Tigers 24-7, and increasing their lead to 55-34 at the end of the quarter.
Harpole worked in four points for the Tigers, and Evins hit a three pointer. For Warren County, however, Grayson went Medieval on the Tigers, scoring 15 points on a series of two-point shots and a three-pointer. Trevor Gaines added six points to the Warren tally, and Baker put a three-pointer on the books.
The final period saw DeKalb attempt to reign in the Pioneers, outscoring Warren 12-5.
Three point shots from Evins and Wright, along with four points from Harpole and two from Austin Johnson, marked the period for the Tigers, while Grayson and Caleb Newby scored two each for Warren County. Lucas Patrick hit one from the free-throw line to help cement the Pioneer victory.
Gentry Harpole led the Tiger offense with 17 points, going 3-for-5 from the line and hitting four two-pointers and two three-pointers in the contest. Marshal Evins followed with 11 points. Evins went 5-for-6 shooting free throws, and sank two three-point shots.
Seth Wright scored eight points with two three-pointers and a two-point basket. Trey Jones was good for five points on two baskets and a three point shot. Austin Johnson and Noah Parsley scored two each, with Johnson going 2-for-2 from the line, and Parsley sinking a two-point shot. Tanner Poss went 1-for5 from the foul line for a point.
Grayson spent the evening showing the Pioneer offense the way, scoring 29 points on the night. Baker and Hobbs contributed 10 points each, Gaines added six, and Solomon and Newby put in two each.
The Tigers then traveled to Upperman on Friday night, coming out on the wrong end of the stinger when the Bees defeated them in a 70-29 contest.
Upperman almost doubled the DeKalb score in the first period, coming out with a 19-10 lead at the beginning of the second. Outscoring the Tigers 20-2 in that period, the Bees took a 39-12 lead into half time.
DCHS had no luck in the second half either. DeKalb managed to put seven points on the board in the third, but allowed Upperman to score 19, and expand their lead to 58-19. Upperman came out on top of a 12-10 fourth period to seal the deal.
Harpole again led the Tigers with 14 points. Jones and Colter Norris scored five each, Wright and Johnson added two each, and Marshal Evins scored a point in the game.
DeKalb hosted Livingston Academy on Tuesday night, and will travel to Jamestown to face York Institute Friday evening. More on these games next week.