D-B's Makale Foreman (3) puts up a shot over Daniel Boone's Holden Hensley (50) during Friday night's Big 7 game in Kingsport. (Ned Jilton II photo)
KINGSPORT — After averaging 19 turnovers per game this season, the Dobyns-Bennett boys basketball team limited itself to 11 on Friday in a relatively easy 75-53 win over Daniel Boone in Big 7 Conference play.
The Tribe jumped out to a 20-10 lead in the first quarter and the Trailblazers were unable to mount a serious challenge the rest of the way.
The Indians took advantage of their size in the paint. Paul Gadson scored 18 points and John Fulkerson added 15.
Makale Foreman dropped 14 points for D-B.
Boone was led by Dillon Reppart, who scored 19 and was the only Trailblazer in double figures.
In the girls’ contest, Boone had no answer for D-B’s trio of Sasha Morrisette, Alex Anderson and Cortney Depew.
The Tribe’s Big Three combined to score 56 points in the Lady Indians’ 63-50 victory, including a few key buckets during a crucial stretch late in the Big 7 clash.
The Lady Trailblazers pulled within four with 4:11 remaining in the game, but Depew, Anderson and Morrisette scored on each of D-B’s next three possessions to push the lead to 53-43. The Tribe controlled the game from that point forward.
Anderson led D-B with 24 points, Morrisette added 17 and Depew scored 15.
Allison Littleton and Taylor Carmichel dropped 14 points each to pace Boone. Autumn Bradshaw scored 13 for the Lady Trailblazers.For an expanded version of this article, please see Saturday's print edition or our electronic edition.