NDN GULFSHORE SHOOTOUT: Dunbar pulls away from Lely in fourth quarter

— One-win Lely was playing hard and seeing results, holding a third-quarter lead against Dunbar.

Then the Trojans went into a scoring drought, the Tigers took control, and never let go in a 68-58 win in the Naples Daily News Gulfshore Shootout third-game guarantee at Golden Gate on Thursday.

"We got away from our team basketball, and anytime we do that, that's what seems to happen," Bowen said.

The Tigers (8-6) started to solve Lely's pressure defense, and got open shots against the Trojans' zone. Those problems became worse when Dunbar routinely got offensive rebounds and scored off its missed free throws.

"We did a terrible job on foul-shot box out," he said. "And we didn't do a good job with our rotations."

That turned a 45-43 Lely lead with 2:53 left in the third quarter into a 61-49 lead for the Tigers with 5:27 remaining in the fourth.

Lely's Dante Kester had 19 points through three quarters, but went cold in the fourth and finished with 24. Patrick Lane added 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

Lely (1-12) played the second half without one of its top players, Nick Ronquette, who was holding his left elbow late in the second quarter.

"We'd like to get a win to propel us into 2011," Bowen said. "We're struggling. ... We do play hard. That doesn't sometimes happen when you're 1-11."

DUNBAR 68, LELY 58

Lely (58)

Kester 10 2-2 24, Ronquette 2 0-0 4, Talko 1 1-2 3, Jules 0 0-2 0, Greenidge 0 1-2 1, Lane 4 0-0 11, Lancaster 3 2-2 9, MacDonald 0 0-0 0, Facey 1 0-0 2, Telusnord 0 1-2 1, Stephenson 1 1-2 3. Totals 23 8-14 58.

Dunbar (68)

Coleman 3 0-2 8, Williams 1 0-0 2, Barnes 5 0-0 12, B. Jackson 2 0-0 4, J. Jackson 5 2-3 12, Hendrix 2 3-3 8, White 8 1-2 17, Smith 0 0-0 0, Strawbridge 2 1-5 5. Totals 28 7-15 68.

L 15 19 15 9 -- 58

D 15 19 20 14 -- 68

Three-pointers -- Lely 6 (Lane 3, Kester 2, Lancaster), Dunbar 5 (Coleman 2, Barnes 2, Hendrix). Total fouls -- L 13, D 11. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None.

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