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Tigers take two at Monterey
Ladies 5-0 this season
chelsea lewis
Chelsea Lewis is focused on the basket as she easily drops one in from the free-throw line during Thursday nights game in Monterey. - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
Both DCHS basketball teams came back to town with a win under their belts after a short road trip to Monterey High School Friday night.The Lady Tigers’ match against the Monterey Lady Wildcats resulted in a 61-58 victory for the DeKalb squad, and bumped the team to a 5-0 overall record for the season.The Tigers 73-50 rout of the Wildcats brought their season record to 4-1, with DeKalb’s only loss so far coming at the hands of the Warren County Pioneers in a 66-53 overtime heartbreaker earlier in the week.The Lady Tigers chalked up an overall season record of 5-0 with the 61-58 victory over the Lady Wildcats, while the Tigers standings went to 4-1 with the 73-50 win over the MHS men.The Lady Wildcats could do nothing to stop Chelsea Lewis, who charged through with 20 points for the DeKalb effort.Raye Baker came on strong as well, putting up 16 points in the game.Despite a valiant effort by the Lady Wildcats, who took the lead from the DeKalb team only once, but kept the pressure on all evening, the Lady Tigers kept banging out the baskets to take the win.DeKalb led 10-2 after the first period of play, and 28-22 at half-time, despite being outscored by two points (20-18) in the second quarter of the game.The Lady ‘Cats also outscored DeKalb 14-13 in the third period, but still trailed 41-36 at the end of the quarter.The Lady Tigers were outscored again in the fourth period (22-20) but had enough cushion from earlier in the game to take the 61-58 win.Alex Meadows sunk 10 points for DeKalb, Abbey Caldwell put seven points on the book, Loren Cripps laid down five, and Lydia Foutch dropped three in to help with the win.The Tigers took the lead from the start in the men’s game and never let go, outscoring the Wildcats 23-16 in the first quarter.Both squads scored 12 points in the second period of the game, placing the Tigers in the lead at the half, 35-28.DeKalb expanded their lead over the Wildcats to 54-36 in the third period, outscoring Monterey 19-8. After outstripping the Wildcats 19-14 in the final quarter, the Tigers went on to a 73-50 win over MHS.Braxton Atnip led DeKalb in scoring, putting 16 on the board.Stephen Howell rang in with 12 points for the DCHS program, and Will Molander was right on Howell’s heels with 11.Ethan Roller nudged the Tigers along with nine points, Sonni Young sank six, Andrew Atnip dropped four in and Braxton Howell and Lucas Phillips both scored three pints for DeKalb.Other Tigers getting in on the scoring action were Eli Lomas, Justin Bone, Zach Vincent, and Austin Frazier with two points each, and Dylan Young with one point.The Tigers’ next game will be a home stand hosting Webb Boarding School from Bell Buckle on Nov. 29. District play will begin for the Tigers with four district match-ups in a row beginning at York Institute on Dec. 2, then Livingston Academy on Dec. 6 and Smith County on Dec. 9, both at home.DeKalb travels to Cannon County for more district action on Dec. 13, then the Monterey Wildcats will ride the bus to DCHS for a rematch on Dec. 15.The Tigers will finish out 2011 play competing at the Watertown Christmas Tournament Dec. 27-29.