BRISTOL, Tenn. — It was a “Good Day” for David Crockett in the opening round of the District 1-AAA boys basketball tournament at Viking Hall on Monday.
Dustin Day and Patrick Good combined for 53 points in the Pioneers’ 76-61 win over Daniel Boone.
Day led all scorers with 28 points and Good tossed in 25 points to go along with 13 assists.
Crockett (21-11) took control early, building an 18-8 first-quarter lead that grew to 19 points by the half, 40-21.
“The team stepped up and played with a lot of energy and you couldn’t ask for any more effort than what they were bringing,” said Pioneers coach John Good, also complimenting his Boone counterpart. “Coach (Ryan) Arnold does a great job and you know his teams are always going to compete.”
Dillon Reppart managed a hard-fought 15 points for Boone (16-14) and Aaron Shelton battled his way inside for 13.
Shelton left the game in the third period with a knee injury, possibly severe, his coach said.
Crockett advanced to play No. 1 seed Dobyns-Bennett on Friday evening.
Boone’s Lady Trailblazers (19-11) kept their season alive with a 53-42 win over Tennessee High earlier in the evening.
After Boone built a 26-19 halftime lead, the Lady Vikings fought back twice after the break to pull within one point.
But the Lady ‘Blazers closed out the game on a 16-5 run, allowing only five Vikings points in the last four minutes.
Jaclyn Jenkins and Autumn Bradshaw led Boone with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Sheena Johnson was tops for Tennessee High (12-13) with 14 points. Lauryn Arzu chipped in 11.
Boone advanced to face undefeated No. 1 seed Science Hill on Thursday.
The district tournament resumes Tuesday with two girls games. Volunteer takes on Sullivan Central at 6:30 and Dobyns-Bennett faces David Crockett at 7:30 p.m.
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