In the boys game, DC led 22-14 after the first period and 45-31 at the half. The Tigers went up by 20 early in the third but Loganville fought back to 67-59 by the end of the period.
The game was filled with the highest of high points and the lowest of lows for DC coach Joby Boydstone.
“We had two players that showed a lack of character and were just gutless,” Boydstone said. “They could not handle the pressure and they quit on their teammates, and this program.”
Out of the ashes of the two players quitting on the court, came the determination of an injured player to step in for his team.
Needing a player to come through, Cory Tillery came off the bench despite a back injury that has kept him out of the last two games.
“His back was killing him and he was not able to penetrate the lane,” Boydstone said. “But he showed more guts than those two clowns.”
Tillery ended with 11 points off the bench, helping DC keep the lead at the end of the game.
Justin Bridges once again led the scoring for the Tigers, netting 22 points. He hit 10-of-15 shots from the line.
“Justin got into foul trouble in the second quarter and I had to hold him out,” Boydstone said. “But he played big.”
Jalen Thornton added 19 points and Kalen Clifton scored 13.
In the girls game, DC jumped out to an 18-5 first period lead and went up 42-21 at the half. Coach Chet Forsh began clearing his bench early, playing nine of 11 players in the first period.
The Lady Tigers kept rolling in the second half, outscoring Lakeview 24-16 in the third period and 20-10 in the fourth.
Every player that got into the game for the Lady Tigers scored.
Freshman Amira Atwater led Douglas County with 19 points. Christina Haney added 17 off the bench. Both players were deadly from behind the arch. Haney had three 3-pointers and was 6-for-6 from the free throw line.
Maya Benham netted 11 points, Santasia Faust scored nine, Kianna Glover added eight, and Tamia Tillman picked up six points.
The Lady Tigers will play Shilow today in their tourney finale at noon. The DC boys will take on undefeated Cartersville at 1:30 p.m. on the final day of the classic.