D-B's Alex Anderson (23) looks to pass while being pressured by David Crockett during Tuesday night's Big 7 game. (Ned Jilton II photo)
KINGSPORT — Staring at the very real possibility of an 0-2 start to Big 7 Conference play, Dobyns-Bennett’s boys found a way to turn things around inside the Buck Van Huss Dome on Tuesday night.
The Tribe trailed David Crockett 50-40 with 6:14 remaining in the game before finally coming to life, snatching a 62-60 victory when John Fulkerson tipped the ball into the basket as time expired.
With Patrick Good leading the way, Crockett took control of the game by outscoring the Indians 15-8 in the third quarter. Good scored 35 points on the night, but was called for a charge that negated a potential go-ahead layup with 22 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
With the score tied at 60, D-B got the ball and Makale Foreman slashed to the basket and unleashed a shot that was off the mark. After a couple offensive rebounds and misfires by the Tribe, Fulkerson managed to tip the ball through the basket just ahead of the buzzer.
Fulkerson led D-B with 16 points. Paul Gadson added 14 off the bench and Foreman scored 10.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Indians took control in the third period and never looked back, roughing up the Lady Pioneers 60-32.
D-B started the second half on a 12-0 run and limited Crockett to just two field goals in the period to put the game out of reach.
The typically terrific Sasha Morrisette led D-B with 25 points.
Emi Fagan paced the Lady Pioneers with nine.For an expanded version of this article, please see Wednesday's print edition or our electronic edition.