The Dunbar boys basketball team put together a near-flawless quarter Thursday night against Woodlawn in the 14th annual Basketball Academy at Morgan State.
The No. 13 Poets shot 70 percent from the field (10-for-14) in the pivotal second quarter, limiting the No. 14 Warriors to four points while forcing eight turnovers.
With the score tied at 14 after the first quarter, the Poets' 22-4 second-quarter run was more than enough separation as Dunbar came away with a 70-55 win.
Senior forward Jalen Jennings led Dunbar (7-3) with 15 points, while
added 13 as nine Poets scored. Woodlawn, which got 15 points from Corey Thomas, fell to 7-2 this season.
With plenty of energy at both ends, the Poets scored the first 10 points in the second quarter - getting two points each from five players - to take a 24-14 lead and never look back.
"At the end of the first quarter, I told the guys we needed to play with more energy, and we did that," said Dunbar coach Cyrus Jones, who also praised the play of Jennings. "We were settling for jump shots [in the first quarter], but [we were] aggressive to the basket and we also caused some turnovers on defense."
Camile Calhoun scored a game-high 14 points to power the visiting Cavaliers (15-2) past the Indians.
Spalding built a 29-8 lead after the first quarter.
Ke'Shara Floyd scored a game-high 13 points and Nichelle Groom had 10 points and six assists as the Rams beat the Millers in the opening round of the Basketball Academy at Morgan State.
Digital Harbor (8-3) faces Riverdale Baptist (Prince George's County) at 3 p.m. Saturday.
All 11 players scored for the Rams, who took a 21-3 lead after the first quarter.
Digital Harbor shot 25-for-45 from the field and 9-for-23 from the line.
Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.