Elizabethton was unable to keep pace with a pair of talented Dobyns-Bennett squads on Tuesday night.
The Cyclones dropped a 73-44 decision to the Indians in Kingsport, while the Lady Cyclones saw a third-quarter rally come up short in a 68-46 loss.
In the boys’ game, Elizabethton found themselves in an early hole. Dobyns-Bennett scored the first 18 points over the game’s opening seven minutes to take control. The Cyclones, however, battled back to close the gap to 13 in the second half, but the Indians answered with a run of their own to secure the win.
Eric Wilson and Parker Hughes had 11 points apiece. Adam Cornett had seven points, and Evan Perkins scored six points.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Cyclones made a charge in the third quarter, but was unable to get back past the Lady Indians.
It was the first game for the Lady Cyclones since Barry Johnson resigned as head coach on Monday. Lucas Andrews is serving as interim head coach.
Elizabethton, who trailed by 22 at one point, cut the DB lead to single digits in the second half. However, Dobyns-Bennett used a run to regain control.
Kaylen Shell scored 15 points to lead Elizabethton, while Morgan Headrick added 12 points.