Flash Staff Report
(November 22, 2017) – Dublin made two things clear in its boys basketball opener – the Lions again intend to push the pace and play baseline-to-baseline, and Tolar is not among those who can handle such tempo.
The final three quarters were merely a formality after Dublin jumped on top 22-3 by the end of the first stanza, during which the Lions knocked down four of their dozen 3-pointers. Two of those belonged to Rayce Jackson, who would hit two more in later action on his way to 23 points.
The District 6-3A member Lions tacked on a 22-11 margin in the second, leading 44-14 before slamming on the breaks in the second half, when the 7-3A Rattlers came to life with 41 points. See box score below for all scorers.
p style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt;”>The pace makes Dublin entertaining in any game, but few last year were as geared up as when the Lions visited Stephenville. Dublin faced a significant early deficit against the 4A Yellow Jackets, but used their tempo to come all the way back and force overtime. Stephenville won, and now Dublin gets a chance to avenge the loss when the Jackets visit Roy and Lynn Neff Gym at DHS next Tuesday. Tip-off is expected to be about 8 p.m.
The Stephenville side will be without several players whose season debut on the hardwood will be further delayed if the Yellow Jacket football team defeats Pampa Friday.
Dublin 81, Tolar 55
Tolar 03 11 21 20—55
Dublin 22 22 12 25—81
Tolar (1-2, 0-0) — Moezygengba 4, Moody 5, Woodard 6, Delgado 5, Johnson 14, Ramsey 0, Carroll 0, Daniels 12, Behrens 9.
DUBLIN (1-0, 0-0) — Tim Teten 9, Josh Hanes 12, Cy Wing 2, Jakob Seals 8, Tyshon Hopkins 11, Blake Porter 6, Jeremiah Martinez 6, Rayce Jackson 23, Angel Ramirez 4.
JV — Dublin 102, Tolar 25