Boone boys and girls get Big 7 sweep of Sullivan Central

Dave Ongie • Feb 6, 2014 at 11:20 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Daniel Boone built a little momentum heading into next week’s District 1-AAA basketball tournament by sweeping Sullivan Central on the road Thursday night.

The Trailblazers forced 27 turnovers and took control of the game with a 13-0 run at the beginning of the second half en route to a 75-46 win in Big 7 Conference play. The Lady Trailblazers started the game on a 19-2 run and cruised to a 54-39 victory.

Central’s boys missed 18 straight shots at one point and fell behind 48-19 in the third quarter as a result. Dillon Reppart had another strong night for Boone (15-13, 5-7), scoring a game-high 19 points. Holden Hensley dropped in 12 points and Gabe Sanders added 11 for the Trailblazers.

Lucas Parker came up with 14 points to lead Central (3-25, 0-12) and Nathan Wise added 10.

Boone’s girls built a 19-2 advantage before Central called a timeout with 4:30 remaining in the second quarter. The Lady Cougars (4-22, 0-12) actually outscored the Lady Trailblazers (17-11, 6-6) the rest of the way, but the deficit was too big to overcome.

Allison Littleton led Boone with 11 points.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Friday's print edition or our electronic edition.

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