KINGSPORT — For a Dobyns-Bennett boys basketball team riding a five-game losing streak, a visit from Morristown East proved to be just what the doctor ordered.
The Indians smothered the Hurricanes on Saturday, forcing 23 turnovers en route to an easy 67-29 victory, their first since a win over Volunteer on Dec. 13, 2013.
While Morristown East struggled to get anything going offensively, the Indians broke open the game with an 18-2 run in the second quarter that gave them a 33-10 lead. D-B pushed the advantage out to more than 40 points in the second half, prompting a continuous clock in the fourth quarter.
Matt Halvorsen knocked down four 3-pointers and led D-B with 14 points. Josh Holt scored 10 and Makale Foreman and Paul Gadson added nine apiece.
Jordan Seal scored 15 points to pace East, which had more turnovers than points until midway through the final period.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians overcame a slow start to knock off the Lady Hurricanes 56-52.
East led 23-11 at the end of the first quarter, but D-B allowed just 29 points the rest of the way. The score was tied at 49 with 1:43 remaining in the contest, but the Tribe used a 6-0 run to put away the game.
Sasha Morrisette led D-B with 20 points and Alex Anderson added 10.
Whitney Donaldson scored 27 and Jordan Hayes had 12 for the Lady Hurricanes.
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