Nearly every Trojan was able to get playing time in the contest and 8 of 12 players scored, including three in double figures. Deyvon Pierce and Brice Williams tied one another for the most points in the game with 22. Williams added nine rebounds and four assists to his stats while Jay Howard had six assists, four rebounds and two steals to go along with his 15 points on the night. Pierce led the team with seven steals on the night.
The Pioneers would have their only lead early in the game as their leading scorer on the night, Jercolby Milan, would open the game with three of his 16 points to start the contest. Dyersburg got rolling very quickly and they opened up a ten-point lead in the first quarter, eventually closing out the period on top 18-10.
In the second quarter, the Trojans received some nice play off the bench from Chase Boehms as he contributed with five points and four steals in the game, most coming in the second period. After going to the free throw line and hitting one of two shots, Boehms made a nice steal and pass to Cade Coffman for an easy layup that extended the Trojan lead to 13.
The Trojans seemed to be heading into the locker room up 38-18 when a strange series of events occurred. It began with Milan being fouled at the buzzer on a long three-point attempt as time wound down. There was some confusion on the part of the officials over who committed the foul causing a delay in Milan attempting his free throws and both teams heading to the locker room. The officials finally sorted it out only to have Milan take his three shots from the wrong free throw line, technically knocking in points for the Trojans. The official's error was pointed out by an irate Blaine Mahaffey, Dyersburg head coach. After regrouping and determining that in a dead ball situation the mistake could be corrected, the officials had Milan attempt the three free throws from the correct line. He hit two of the three making it 38-20 at the half.
The odd sequence of events would be as exciting as the rest of the evening would be as the Pioneers battled back in the second half but were never able to cut Dyersburg's lead to less than 15 and trailed by as many as 27.