Dunbar Rolls Past Lexington Catholic

On Dec. 9, the much anticipated district rivalry match ended with the Bulldogs defeating the Lexington Catholic Knights 79-62.

With their most recent win, the Bulldogs move to 4-1 as they take an early first place lead in the 43rd district, while also making them 2-0 in district play.

The game began with Lexington Catholic using their size to snag many offensive rebounds which gave them an early 7-3 lead, but Dunbar began to turn Catholic’s size against them, using their speed to cause a ruckus to Catholic’s previously dominating offense. Dunbar turned to their very useful full court press which then led to quick transition points, and soon after, they took a 16-10 lead.

This was just the begging of Dunbar’s explosive play. Michael Corio created a frenzy in PLD’s Dog Pound student section with his fade away buzzer beater to end the first quarter with the Bulldogs up 24-12.

Shortly into the second quarter, Dunbar seemed to slow down while Lexington Catholic turned the switch. Zan Payne ignited the fire by hitting many short jumpers just inside of the paint in the comeback, but he seemed to have trouble at the free throw line, missing more than half of the free throw attempts.

By the end of the second quarter the Bulldogs were held to only 8 points, but still managed to keep a 32-25 lead.

In the third quarter the game was very tight, yet Lexington Catholic never seemed gain the lead.

They were down 49-45 going into the fourth, and the Bulldogs were not willing to give up that lead. They exploded in the end by adding 30 points to their score and defeating the Lexington Catholic Knights by 17 points.

Tavion Hollingsworth ended the game with 30 points, and teammate Javea Richardson had a career high of 21 points.