JONESBOROUGH — David Crockett point guard Patrick Good hit Dobyns-Bennett with his best shot on Friday night.
But the Pioneers had no defense for the second-half onslaught that propelled the Indians to a 93-69 victory, a key Big 7 Conference road win for D-B against a vastly improved Crockett squad.
Good, who finished with a career-high 41 points, could keep the Pioneers close for only a half. Once the third quarter started, the Indians took their play to the next level. The Tribe outscored Crockett 53-35 in the second half, shooting a blistering 77 percent from the floor after halftime to take control.
Paul Gadson was a force in the paint for D-B, finishing with a team-high 24 points. Makale Foreman added 23 points with 18 of those coming in the second half. John Fulkerson scored 16 and Tyleke Love added 12 for the Indians, who shot 62 percent from the floor in the contest.
The girls’ game was tough going for the Lady Indians, who finally managed to shake loose for a 63-49 victory over Crockett despite the fact that Sasha Morrisette and Alex Anderson spent most of the game in foul trouble before fouling out in the final minutes.
Cortney Depew stepped up and scored 17 points for D-B, and Brianna Patterson came off the bench for 12. Madi Kilby dropped 11 points and Morrisette managed 10 in limited minutes.
Maddison Grindstaff led Crockett with 14 points and Katey Persinger added 13.For an expanded version of this article, please see Saturday's print edition or our electronic edition.