D-B's John Fulkerson (20) goes up for the shot and draws a foul from South's Dylan Wieger during Tuesday's game in Kingsport. (Ned Jilton II photo)
KINGSPORT — Conference implications may be a thing of the past, but the rivalry between Dobyns-Bennett and Sullivan South hasn’t cooled off one bit.
The Tribe pulled off a sweep of the host Rebels on Tuesday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The D-B boys shot 61 percent in a 74-63 win while the Lady Indians escaped with a 52-48 victory.
The Indians took a 20-14 lead into the second quarter and hit 7 of 10 shots in the period to extend the advantage to 10 points at the half. South didn’t shoot the ball nearly as well, but managed to parlay 19 offensive rebounds into enough second-chance points to stay within shouting distance.
Paul Gadson led the way with 19 points for D-B (10-8). Makale Foreman added 15 , John Fulkerson scored 11 and Tyleke Love contributed 10 despite playing through foul trouble.
Evan Headrick had 13 points to pace South (9-8), which took 29 more shots than D-B but hit only 33 percent of its field goals. Christian Comsa scored 12 points and Will Blair added 10.
Alex Anderson came through with 16 points to lead a well-balanced offensive attack by the Lady Indians (13-6). Cortney Depew scored 13, and Sasha Morrisette and Madi Kilby added 10 each.
Brayden Hutchins had 16 points for South (10-8). Kayla Tipton and Morgan Seymore chipped in 14 apiece.
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