Lady Pioneers finish strong against Gentry

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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The Gentry Lady Pioneers had struggled most of their season at positively ending each quarter.

So a few weeks ago coach Tim Rippy started emphasizing the final few seconds of quarters. He’d put a little time on the clock during workouts and asked his team to score.

The repetitive practice helped Gentry defeat Gravette 51-43 on Feb. 9 bringing relief to its coach and improving its 4A-1 Conference record to 7-5.

“That’s something we’ve worked hard on in practice the last few weeks,” Rippy said. “We just hadn’t (finished quarters) well at all earlier this season. That first shot was a fluke, but we’ll take it obviously.”

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