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Wildcats tame Tigers
Dibrell Wildcat Nathan Elrod, left, drives past defender Abram Stinson in 5-6 grade postseason tournament play Friday night at Irving College.

Dibrell’s Wildcats took another step closer toward the postseason 5-6 grade basketball championship game with a 44-8 victory over the Irving College Tigers on Friday night at Irving College.
Playing host to the Warren County Elementary Basketball Association postseason tournament, the home crowd would have liked to see the Tigers progress further. However, they can take comfort in a game well-played against the No. 1-seeded Dibrell team, and a win in round one over Boyd Christian School.
“We were hitting on all cylinders tonight,” said Dibrell coach Darek Elrod.
While the Tigers had a tough time getting their offense going, Dibrell took advantage of the inside lane to rack up a 12-point rout in the first quarter, 12-0, and a 30-6 halftime lead led by the two top hoopsters, Nathan Elrod and Matthew Young, scoring 11 and 10 points respectively.
When not driving the offense, the Wildcats were very efficient at creating turnovers and grabbing boards which threw Irving College off its game, forcing the lower percentage outside shot as time slipped away.
Irving College’s Abram Stinson was the lone gunman for the Tigers in the first half, hitting for 6 points in the second quarter. Tilmon Martin added to the Tigers tally with 2 points from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.
Also scoring for Dibrell were Garrison Randolph with 7 points, Jeremy Boren and Drathan Dixon hit for 6 points each, and Justin Boren and Zac Mullican both had 2 points apiece.
The Wildcats now have to face the Centertown Warriors, who won their game over the Bobby Ray Stars. That matchup is Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8:15 p.m. The tournament is located in the gym at Irving College School.
Dibrell has played tough all year, having dealt Warren County Middle School its only loss of the season. Centertown will be the underdog, coming into the tournament as the fourth seed.