Connor Johnson had 21 points to lead No. 3 Geraldine’s balanced offense and up-tempo style in a 92-49 victory against the No. 6 Ider Hornets in the first round of the DeKalb County Tournament in Rainsville on Tuesday night.

Kaejuan Hatley had 17 points, Jaxon Colvin added 13 points, Colt Lusher scored 12 points and Griffin Knight added 11 as the Bulldogs (15-3) advanced to the semifinal round against No. 2 Fyffe at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The game will be played at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum. Fyffe downed No. 7 Crossville 77-26 in the first round Monday.

Jeffrey Shirley led the Hornets (5-16) with 20 points and Jesse Massey had 10 points.

The Bulldogs took a 29-14 lead by the end of the first quarter and continued pushing the pace for a 62-29 halftime advantage. 

Geraldine led 81-39 at the start of the fourth quarter.

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