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Tigers season comes to an end
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Junior guard Stephen Howell draws contact as he takes it to the hole for two of his 17 points in last Tuesdays regional game against Sequatchie. The Tigers were eliminated falling by just four points.
On Tuesday night the Tigers traveled to White County in the semi-finals of the regional tournament to face off against the Sequatchie Indians.The Tigers played a close game but it was the Indians who won the war, edging past the Tigers to a 74-70 win, and ending the season for DeKalb.In the first quarter, the Tigers marched out to an early 4-0 lead from the hands of Stephen Howell and Braxton Atnip. From there Sequatchie kicked it into gear answering back with their own 7-0 run to give them the lead 7-6 with 1:37 still remaining in the opening period. Each team would toss in a basket each, to end the period with Sequatchie on top 9-8.The Tigers were led in scoring by Sonni Young who dropped in four to help the Tigers keep the game close.In the second quarter, Sequatchie kept the Tigers at bay, never relinquishing the lead and outscoring the Tigers 18-12.The Tigers were plagued with turnovers and missed shots as they committed six turnovers in the second period alone, a key factor in the Indians maintaining a lead at halftime 29-20.