KINGSPORT — A 40-point margin is something of a yardstick in basketball.
Tuesday night at the Buck Van Huss Dome, Morristown East got its knuckles rapped by that yardstick.
After being locked in the gym for 23 practices, the Dobyns-Bennett boys finally got their season under way with a 78-35 win over the Hurricanes.
“My guys have been champing at the bit to get out here and play basketball,” said D-B coach Charlie Morgan, who postponed this year’s tipoff game because of the number of players involved with football.
“That helped me out because I usually have to teach on the fly and that’s tough. What I think we saw tonight was guys who saw 23-plus days getting ready for this night.”
In the girls’ game, Sasha Morrisette ran off with 20 points and the Lady Indians rolled to a 68-33 win over East.
For complete coverage of the game see the Nov. 28 edition of the Times-News.