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Tigers win 8-AA Championship
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Justin Bone of the DCHS Tigers shoots the basketball as Chattanooga's Tim Murphy makes sure not to commit a foul in Thursday's 85-60 Tiger win.
After winning the season's final four games in just five days, the DCHS Tigers' basketball team tied the school record for total wins in a season with 27.DeKalb started the week with a 59-48 win at Cannon County Feb. 6 that secured the District 8-AA regular season championship for the Tigers.The Tigers allowed the Lions to hang-around in the first period as it ended with DeKalb leading 15-11.However, the second period saw the Tigers' defense defuse Cannon's offense, allowing only six points as DeKalb extended their lead at halftime to 28-17.Lucas Phillips scored eight points as the Tigers padded their lead to 17 points with the score 48-31 to end the third period.In the final period, the Lions outscored DeKalb 17-11, but the Tiger lead was too much for them as Cannon County fell 59-48.Sonni Fullilove led the Tigers in scoring with 21 points, followed by Lucas Phillips who recorded 14. Braxton Atnip tossed in 13 points. Ethan Roller contributed six points with Eli Lomas tallying three.