Everyone who saw playing time for D-B scored, led by senior guard Marae Foreman’s 28 points. He had 24 of his total by halftime.
“Marae was in one of his zones. When he gets like that, he’s really hard to stop and it was about keeping him fresh and aggressive,” D-B coach Chris Poore said. “I thought he did a very good job of attacking and taking what the defense gave him. When the opportunity was there, he made it count.”
The Indians (17-3, 5-1) jetted out to a 23-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. By the middle of the third quarter, most of the substitutes were in the game and playing significant minutes for the Tribe.
Riamello Wadsworth played well on both ends of the floor and finished with 12 points, and 13 players total scored for the Tribe.
The Falcons couldn’t get their shots to fall early, ultimately dooming them. Eli Churchwell, with 10 points, was the only player in double-figure scoring for Volunteer (6-12, 3-4).
D-B GIRLS GO TO 6-0 IN BIG 7
After a slow start for both squads, the Lady Indians (17-4, 6-0) found their shooting touch and took a 67-29 victory.
The score was 7-2 in favor of D-B at the end of one quarter. But when the clock turned back to eight minutes, the Tribe got rolling and Courtney Whitson spearheaded the attack.
After the halftime break, Whitson nailed three consecutive 3-pointers from the right wing and nearly doubled her first-half point total (10) in the first two minutes of the third quarter.
Whitson finished with 24 points and Bethany Welty added 10 for D-B.
The Lady Falcons (5-13, 1-6) managed just five two-point baskets. Kenady Knittle scored 12 points but no other Volunteer player had more than five.
D-B heads to Johnson City on Friday for a Big 7 collision with rival Science Hill.
“We have to go in with the mentality of getting stops and pushing the ball,” Poore said of the clash with the Hilltoppers. “It’s the third time we’ve played them, so it’s going to be a different and very physical game. It’s still Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett and we’re going to do everything we can to win because we don’t have a lot of room for error.”
Volunteer visits cross-county and conference rival Cherokee on Friday.