Sullivan South's Dylan Wieger attempts to block the shot by Dobyns-Bennett's Paul Gadson (42) during Friday night's non-conference game at the Buck Van Huss Dome in Kingsport. (Ned Jilton II photo)
KINGSPORT — Sullivan South’s boys basketball team had things under control until halftime Friday night, but the Tribe turned the tide in the third quarter.
Dobyns-Bennett started the third period on a 16-2 run to turn a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead, and the Indians cruised from there en route to a 57-45 victory.
The Rebels stayed one step ahead in the first half thanks in part to a flood of second chances earned on the offensive glass. The Indians didn’t help themselves by settling for low-percentage shots.
But once the second half started, the Tribe got out in transition and thwarted a potential loss.
John Fulkerson led D-B (4-2) with 18 points and Makale Foreman added 11.
Christian Comsa came up with 18 points of his own for South (4-4) and Dalton Light scored 13.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Indians (4-2) overcame some poor shooting to beat South 55-46.
Sasha Morrisette’s game-high 23 points were a huge key to D-B’s win. Cortney Depew added 10 points for the Tribe.
South (5-2) got 20 points from Kayla Tipton and 10 from Brayden Hutchins.For an expanded version of this article, please see Saturday's print edition or our electronic edition.
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