DCHS basketball teams score victories in Tuesday Christmas tournament contests

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22 December 2021
By: Dwayne Page

After losing their first games of the Christmas tournament on Monday, the DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers came back strong on Tuesday to claim victories in their respective games.

The Tigers (7-4) defeated the Cornersville Bulldogs (6-3) 53-27 in the Adidas Classic at Murfreesboro Riverdale while the Lady Tigers (6-5) knocked down the Cosby Eagles (2-10) 52 to 45 in the Consolation Bracket of the Legacy Christmas Tournament in Maryville

The Tigers are now finished for the week as the Lady Tigers face the Grace Christian Rams of Knoxville (1-10) today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. EST in the Maryville tournament. Grace Christian got her first win of the season on Tuesday with a tournament win over the West Rebels (0-9)

The Tigers dominated Cornersville 17-11 in the 1st period and led 27-17 at halftime, and 39-21 after the 3rd period before securing a 53-27 victory.

Robert Wheeler scored 14, Stetson Agee 12, Isaac Knowles 8, Zach Birmingham 6, Elishah Ramos 5, Ian Colwell and Jordan Young 3 each and Alex Antoniak 2.

Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers led Cosby 16-8 after the 1st period, 26-21 at halftime and 38-36 after the 3rd period before securing a 52-45 victory.

Ella VanVranken scored 25 points, followed by Avery Agee 9, Dare Collins 7, Kadee Ferrell, who returned with limited play after being pulled from the roster recently with an ankle injury, scored 6 points and Madison Martin 5 points.

On Monday, December 20, the Tigers lost 60-55 to the Smyrna Bulldogs in the Adidas Classic in Murfreesboro Riverdale while the Lady Tigers were beaten 61-31 by the Knoxville Catholic Fighting Irish in the Heritage Christmas Tournament in Maryville. . Knoxville Catholic is a private and ranked # 3 school in the state.

The Tigers led Smyrna 18-9 after the 1st period, but the game was tied at 28 at halftime and 41 after the 3rd period. The Bulldogs then outscored the Tigers 19-14 in the 4th period to secure the 60-55 victory.

Isaac Knowles scored 17 for the Tigers, followed by Stetson Agee 12, Elishah Ramos 8, Jordan Young and Zach Birmingham each with 7 and Robert Wheeler and Nathaniel Crook each with 2.

The Lady Tigers trailed 20-9 after the 1st period of their game with Knoxville Catholic and were down 34-18 at halftime and 49-23 after the 3rd period before losing 61-31.

Avery Agee scored 10, Ella Van Vranken 6, Ally Fuller 5, Xharia Lyons and Ella Hendrixson each with 3 and Madison Martin and Cam Branin each with 2.

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