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Despite strong start, Crockett loses to D-B

Momentum for the boys of David Crockett appeared to be continuing in the early going at Dobyns-Bennett on Friday.
But the Pioneers couldn’t keep their winning ways alive, as the Indians used a huge second quarter to route Crockett 71-41.
The game began much as the Crockett faithful have grown accustomed to seeing — a tough defense mixed with a smart, efficient offense.
The Pioneers contested the shots of the Dobyns-Bennett players early on, holding the Indians to just seven first-quarter points. But the early 15-7 lead soon evaporated in the second quarter. The Indians knocked down several big shots and picked up the pressure on the Crockett guards, causing the Pioneer offense to get off balance resulting in turnovers and bad shots.
Dobyns-Bennett used a 15-point run to grab the lead heading into the half 27-19.
The second half did not get any easier for Crockett, as the team’s struggles continued against the Indian press, contributing to their failure to get the ball inside to Zach Garland.
The Pioneers’ seven-footer only attempted eight shots for 10 points, finishing well-below his season average.
As the Indians exploded offensively in third quarter, the Pioneers only gained six points. Crockett put together a decent fourth quarter, scoring 16 points as the Indians turned down the pressure with an insurmountable lead.
Pioneer Head Coach Richard Tarlton acknowledged one of his team’s biggest concerns heading into the season was their depth, an aspect exploited in the loss as the Pioneers only received four points off the bench.
Sam Tarlton added 10 points to match Garland’s offensive output as the only other Pioneer to reach double-digits.
Crockett will look to rebound from the loss at home tonight against Volunteer.