Despite a shaky first quarter, Dunbar High School, the area and the country's No. 1 boys basketball team, continued to roll Tuesday night with a 74-48 victory over Kamehameha High in the first round of the Iolani Prep Classic in Honolulu.
The Poets (5-0) were off last night and will play Iolani tonight (1 a.m. EST).
Dunbar committed eight turnovers in the first quarter and trailed, 25-14. But the Poets outscored the Warriors, 22-2, in the second quarter as senior center Donta Bright scored 12 of his game-high 24, giving the Poets a 36-27 halftime lead.
The Poets outscored Kamehameha, 24-7, in the third quarter to run the lead to 60-34.
"We had a horrible first quarter," said Dunbar coach Pete Pompey. "I think it was jet lag, but we played well in the last three quarters."