KINGSPORT — One lapse in a sporting event can mean loss of momentum and result in a lopsided score.
It happened to Dobyns-Bennett’s basketball team Wednesday night in the Kia of Kingsport Shootout.
Bearden defeated the Indians 69-55 in what seemed to be a hotly contested game in the making — until a five-point explosion in a 10-second span.
D-B twice was ahead by eight points in the second quarter, 23-15 and 29-21. Then came the game changer.
The Indians were charged with a technical foul for making an illegal substitution just 52 seconds before halftime.
D-B never recovered from it.