A thrilling opening quarter saw the teams battle to four lead changes and three ties before Darius Williams three-pointer with 2:49 remaining in the first quarter put the Bulldogs of Dunbar ahead for good. Dunbar took a 21-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. The story of the second quarter was the Dunbar defense which held Manual to 3-of-13 shooting in the quarter. By midway through the quarter Dunbar had built a 16 point lead in route to a 37-24 halftime lead.
The Manual defense came alive in the third quarter forcing seven Dunbar turnovers. The Crimsons also converted 11 second chance opportunities into 11 points. Manual's Chris West scored his only basket of the game with 35 seconds remaining in the third quarter to cut the lead to 52-49 following a 12-2 run. By the end of the third quarter Dunbar extended their lead back to 55-49. Dunbar's hot shooting in the fourth quarter helped seal the win with the Bulldogs shooting 8-of-8 from the field. A pair of Jordan Lewis free throws with 5:43 remaining gave the Bulldogs their largest lead of the quarter at 64-49. Ja'Kory Freeman scored five straight for the Crimsons in the final minute to pull Manual within 80-73 but they couldn't get any closer. The Bulldogs scored the final four points of the game to seal the 84-73.
Dunbar's Taveion Hollingsworth scored an event high 40 points and Darius Williams added a double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Dwayne Sutton led Manual in scoring with 18 points and Steven Gordon and Ja'Kory Freeman added 13 points and 10 points respectively.