Gentry Boys Dominate Gravette

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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The ending was anti-climactic Feb. 9, but sweet nonetheless for the Gentry boys basketball team.

The Pioneers notched their first 4A-1 Conference victory this season with a convincing 64-32 victory at Gravette. Gentry (10-14, 1-11) led 17-13 after one quarter and 31-22 at halftime before outscoring the Lions 23-8 in the third quarter.

Gentry coach Tim Rippy exited a joyous locker room and credited his team for “maturing a whole lot” the last couple of weeks.Rippy, who also coaches the Gentry girls, took over as the Pioneers’ boys coach immediately after they lost 58-36 to Gravette on Jan. 19.

Rippy raved about the Pioneers’ offensive balance, as well. Gentry had three players in double figures, led by Joe Morris ...


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Sports, Pages 7 on 02/17/2010

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