CHURCH HILL — David Crockett’s new-look boys basketball team set a frenetic pace on Friday night.
Volunteer kept up for a while, but once the Falcons fell a step or two behind, the Pioneers were off to the races. Crockett took control of Friday’s Big 7 Conference game midway through the third quarter and held on for a 63-54 victory.
Point guard Patrick Good was the catalyst for the Pioneers, scoring 20 of his game-high 24 points after halftime. Dustin Day added 12 points for Crockett, which quickly turned a 32-29 edge into a 43-31 advantage in the pivotal third period.
Logan Boyd dropped 18 points and Ethan Crawford added 15 for Volunteer, which played well in its own right but ultimately made too many mistakes to win. The Falcons missed plenty of layups and turned over the ball 15 times.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Falcons used a masterful defensive effort to shut down the Lady Pioneers.
Volunteer started the game on an 18-0 run and held the Lady Pioneers to just three points in the third quarter en route to an easy league win, 56-35.
Lindsey Overbey scored 24 points to lead Volunteer. Savannah Felgemacher scored 13 points and pulled down 16 rebounds.
Kasey Gordon and Kaylie Foster scored six points each for Crockett, which shot just 22 percent from the floor.
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