Garrison Bulldogs

Members of the No. 10-ranked Garrison Bulldogs basketball team, along with their coaches, are photographed after winning their first playoff game since 2001 on Tuesday night at Rusk High School. GHS defeated Carlisle, 65-48

Garrison recorded its first boys basketball playoff win since 2001 on Tuesday night, as the No. 10-ranked Bulldogs took an 18-13 lead over Carlisle at the end of the first quarter and slowly built momentum for a 65-48 victory in a Class 2A Region III Bi-District matchup inside the Rusk High School Gymnasium.

The Tigers rolled over Broaddus, 64-36, in their bi-district matchup on Tuesday.

Dayton Dewberry had the hot hand from long range in the Garrison win over Carlisle. He cashed in on six 3-point field goals, while finishing the game as the team's leading scorer in the game with 20 points. Kevin Page was also in double figures with 11 points, while Risten Cook knocked down 10 points.

Other scorers for the Bulldogs included Brad Reynolds and Freddy Christopher, who both poured in nine points, Kelvin Rather knocked down five and Matthew Land scored one point.

After charging out to a five-point lead at the end of the first period, the 'Dogs widened the gap to 36-27 at the break. Garrison continued to stretch the lead to 48-38 at the end of the third quarter before coasting to the 17-point win.

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