So the Blue Devils just hit them with everything they had.
Gate City had four players in double figures and took a 83-51 win at interstate rival Sullivan North on Saturday night.
Andy Arnold scored 18 points to pace the Blue Devils (1-1), who opened with a loss against Abingdon on Friday.
Two of Arnold’s buckets were dunks. One was in transition off his own steal. On the other he went up flat-footed from the block off a wraparound give from guard Dylan Jenkins.
Luke Ervin scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds for Gate City. Jenkins was a busy man, scoring 16 points while sorting out six assists, including a couple of crowd-pleasing blind passes.
The Blue Devils had 16 assists as a team. Nick Bowen scored eight of his 12 points in a first-quarter surge that left the Golden Raiders trailing 21-6.
North’s Arnold was held to seven points, at least partly attributable to Collier’s defensive shadowing and Andy Arnold’s imposing presence in the lane.
For the complete story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 8 Times-News.