Dollarway opened the Zebra Invitational Tournament on Monday by setting up a rematch with Pine Bluff.

Dollarway opened the Zebra Invitational Tournament on Monday by setting up a rematch with Pine Bluff.

Eleven Dollarway players, led by Darieus Robinson’s 10 points off the bench, scored in a 71-22 victory over Pulaski Robinson on Monday at Pine Bluff High School. The Cardinals (10-2) will play the tournament host Zebras at 7:30 tonight.

“We’re going to try to make a better game than what we had the first time,” Cards coach Ellis Berry said, referring to the Zebras’ 58-42 home victory over Dollarway on Dec. 12. It was Dollarway’s first game in 13 days, but any rust the Cards might have had was hardly evident. The Cards had a home game against Helena-West Helena Central set for last Tuesday cancelled.

“We needed this tonight, and we might need them (a deep bench tonight) against Pine Bluff,” Berry said, adding he was missing two players who were on vacation.

Pulaski Robinson has slipped to 0-12 with only seven players available. The Senators were winless going into last year’s Zebra Invitational before upsetting Pine Bluff in come-from-behind fashion and finished the season 14-16.

Five more will return to the Senators at the start of the semester after sitting out for academic and disciplinary reasons, coach Tony Adams said. But Adams was missing more than just manpower against Dollarway.

“I’m questioning desire, heart, really wanting to get after it,” Adams said. “I just told a parent, no one should ever have to question your desire, no matter what’s going on, no matter how bad you are. Every rebound, every defensive block, I ought to be busting my butt to try to get.”

Dollarway shot 30 of 53 from the field and held Robinson to 6-of-19 shooting, outrebounding the much smaller Senators 36-12. Starter Jamal Burton had eight rebounds to go with seven points and Addison Grandy collected seven rebounds along with six points.

Also for Dollarway, Tracy Smith scored nine points, Jaelin Scott and Kabion Ento eight each and DeAaron Adway seven. Rickey Ledbetter led Robinson with eight points, followed by K.J. Thompson’s six.

Because of Pine Bluff’s bye, Robinson will play the Stuttgart/Dumas loser in the consolation final at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.