Three No. 1 Seeds Fall in DCSD Middle School Basketball Championships

The DCSD Middle School Basketball Championships move into the semifinals on Wednesday without three No. 1 seeds who fell in quarterfinal play on Saturday.

The DCSD Middle School Basketball Championships move into the semifinals on Wednesday without three No. 1 seeds who fell in quarterfinal play on Saturday.

The Tucker Lady Tigers knocked off the No. 1 overall seeded Salem Lady Lions 40-28 in one of three games where a No. 1 seed fell in the quarterfinals of the 2019 DCSD Middle School Basketball Championships last Saturday.

Tucker (11-4) used an overall team effort to pull off the upset at Salem (13-1) on Saturday. Three players had seven points each in the game for Tucker while tough defensive play limited the Lady Lions to just 28 points.

Tucker moves on to face Stephenson (13-1) which ran past No. 1 seeded McNair (9-6) 69-11 to advance to the semifinals. The two teams face off at Tucker at 5:00 pm on Wednesday for a spot in the championship game.

The No. 1 seeded Henderson Lady Cougars (11-3) used a 21-point effort from Adia Bouldin to move into the semifinals with a 43-27 victory over the Lithonia Lady Bulldogs (12-3). Sierra Burns knocked down 12 points to join Bouldin in double figures for Henderson.

Henderson moves on to the semifinals at Stephenson to face another No. 1 seed in the Champion Lady Chargers who defeated Chamblee (6-9) 32-21 to reach the semifinals. Champion (14-1) got 13 points from Myori Pruitt, 10 from Jayla Thomas and 8 from Asia Freeman in the win.

Henderson and Champion play at Stephenson Middle on Wednesday at 5:00 pm.

One boys’ No. 1 seed fell on Saturday as the Druid Hills Dragons (10-4) upset the No. 1 seeded Cedar Grove Saints (12-3) 37-28.

Druid Hills moves into the semifinals and take on another No. 1 seed as they face Salem (13-1) which squeaked by Henderson (7-8) 51-49. Salem scored in the final 15 seconds to break a 49-49 tie. Druid Hills and Salem play at 6:30 at Tucker Middle.

The No. 1 seeded Tucker Tigers (13-2) got big games from Christopher Whitmore and Keelin Malone on the way to a 59-49 win over the Champion Chargers (9-6) on Saturday. Whitmore hit for 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Malone added 19 points and had 7 assists.

Tucker will travel to face the overall No. 1 seed in the Stephenson Jaguars (15-0) at 6:20 pm at Stephenson on Wednesday. The Jaguars remained undefeated on the season with a 65-18 victory over the Chamblee Bulldogs (6-8) on Saturday. Stephenson’s Eduardo Hicks had 15 points to lead the team followed by Christian King with 14 and Tahj Evans 11.

QUARTERFINALS RESULTS
Saturday, Feb. 2
Girls
Tucker (11-4) 40, Salem (13-2) 28
Stephenson (14-1) 69, McNair (9-6) 11
Henderson (12-3) 43, Lithonia (12-3) 27
Champion (14-1) 32, Chamblee (6-9) 21

Boys
Salem (14-1) 51, Henderson (7-7) 49
Druid Hills (11-4) 37, Cedar Grove (12-3) 28
Tucker (13-2) 59, Champion (9-6) 49
Stephenson (15-0) 65, Chamblee (6-9) 18

SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Feb. 6
At Stephenson
Girls
Henderson (12-3) vs. Champion (14-1), 5:00 pm
Boys
Tucker (13-2) vs. Stephenson (15-0), 6:20 pm

At Tucker
Girls
Stephenson (14-1) vs. Tucker (11-4), 5:00 pm
Boys
Druid Hills (11-4) vs. Salem (14-1), 6:30 pm

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