BRISTOL, Tenn. — The rally towels for Dobyns-Bennett were threadbare after Saturday’s contest in the 31st Arby’s Classic at Viking Hall.
The Indians staged several rallies throughout the game but could not muster a last effort in losing 86-70 to Mentor, Ohio.
“I thought our effort was good today and we really competed,” said D-B coach Charlie Morgan. “But just down the stretch we made three or four turnovers that were costly in the fourth quarter.”
The Indians were within one point, 51-50, with 3:25 to go in the third period, but from there the Cardinals slowly pulled away.
Paul Gadson led D-B with 15 points, Makale Foreman added 14 and John Fulkerson wrapped up the trio in double figures with 13.
Mentor’s Kyle Hagey led all scorers with 25 points.
A bad first quarter proved to be the story for Gate City in its 64-55 loss to United Faith.
The Blue Devils managed only four first-quarter points and trailed 13-4 at the end of the period.
Gate City was down 30-20 at the half but pulled to within three at 44-39 near the end of the third quarter.
The Falcons then went on a 10-2 run to build a lead that was never threatened.
Gate City’s Dylan Jenkins led all scorers with 27 points and Nick Qualls tossed in 15.
Akim Mitchell led United Faith with 15 points.For an expanded version of this article, please see Sunday's print edition or our electronic edition.