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Tribe boys rally after halftime to top Rebels

December 6th, 2013 10:42 pm by Dave Ongie

Tribe boys rally after halftime to top Rebels

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)

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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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