The Trailblazers dropped a 62-60 nonconference decision to Greeneville on Tuesday night at Bobby Snyder Gymnasium.
The ’Blazers trailed by 11 to start the final period, but thanks to the heroics of Jared Adkins — who scored 15 of his 25 points in the quarter — they were right in the thick of it with just seconds to go.
Connor DeBusk missed a pair of free throws with under five seconds left and Boone was able to get the rebound. However, an errant pass — one of Boone’s 21 turnovers — went out of bounds as time expired.
“I thought we were a little nervous coming out in the first ballgame,” Daniel Boone coach Chris Brown said. “They were those ‘touchdown’ turnovers, too, where they scored off of them. There were eight points against us there in the first half.”
After Adkins and Colby Backus (nine points) helped Boone get back in it in the fourth, back-to-back dagger 3-pointers by DeBusk and Reid Satterfield (17 points) put the Greene Devils back out front by multiple possessions.
Satterfield’s trey — launched from the corner — bounced off the side iron, went straight up and then down through the hoop.
Jakobi Gillespie also had 17 points for Greeneville.
Cade Norris finished with 11 points for Boone.
The Lady Trailblazers topped the Lady Greene Devils 54-38, but the season opener wasn’t pretty for either team.
Boone senior Jaycie Jenkins started the night hot from the free-throw line and hit her first 16 shots. She missed her last two, but that hardly mattered as Boone pulled away late in the fourth quarter behind Jenkins’ 27 points and Kayla Gibson’s 14.
Boone took advantage of an undersized Greeneville team that lost 97% of its scoring from last season and is mostly made up of freshmen and sophomores. Lauren Bailey had 13 points to lead the Lady Greene Devils.
Boone only made one field goal in the first quarter and opened the game 1-for-13 from the field.
The first half was marred by turnovers for both teams. The Lady ’Blazers ended up with over 25 and Greeneville had more than 30.