CHURCH HILL — Dobyns-Bennett's defense really ripped into Volunteer's boys basketball team in an 81-40 Big 7 Conference win Friday night.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Falcons absorbed a 30-point performance by Sasha Morrisette, eclipsing the Lady Indians 58-50.
Matt Halvorsen hit two 3-pointers on his way to 17 points to lead the Tribe boys in the nightcap.
Devin Stuart added 12 points for the Indians (6-3, 2-1). Makale Foreman scored 11 and Kraemer Scott had 10.
A more telling stat: The Tribe collected 14 steals on the night. Stuart had four, Trey Kincaid had three and Foreman had two.
John Fulkerson, the 6-foot-7 post who came up with the winning bucket against Crockett, garnered both praise and blame from the Tribe skipper. He got praise for his six rebounds, two steals, four blocked shots and several additional pass deflections that enabled the Indians to get some blistering transition going. The big guy got some blame for four turnovers.
Logyn Boyd and Ethan Crawford scored nine points apiece to lead the Falcons (3-5, 1-4).
In the girls’ game, Savannah Felgemacher scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Lady Falcons to a much-coveted conference win.
Emily Armstrong scored 13 points and distributed four assists for Volunteer (12-3, 3-1). Lindsey Overbey chipped in 12 points. Danielle Knittel grabbed six rebounds.
Morrisette hit 10 field goals and went 10-for-11 from the free throw line to lead the Tribe (5-3, 1-2). Cortney Depew stepped up to score 12 points.
The Lady Indians played without two key players, both of whom suffered concussions during Tuesday’s physical game with the Lady Pioneers. Guard Madison Tincher came out of Tuesday’s game after being shaken up. Post Alex Anderson, acutely missed Friday night, finished the game but experienced postgame symptoms from an elbow to the head.
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