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story.lead_photo.caption Gravette junior center Otto Troutner attempts two under the basket but is blocked by Farmington during semifinals play in Gentry on Friday. - Photo by Randy Moll

Farmington’s come-from-behind, 49-48, win over Gravette in the district semifinal on Friday seemed improbable after the Lions streaked out to a 24-11 first half lead. Terence Pierce’s free throw propelled Gravette to their biggest lead with 3:31 remaining in the first half, but that would be his only trip to the foul line. “I thought we were going to lose that game,” said a Cardinal cheerleader in the aftermath as Farmington rallied in the third quarter, outscoring the Lions 15-6 to get back in the contest, then survived multiple shot opportunities by the Lions in the final minute. Farmington coach Beau Thompson seemed amazed too. “I’m not sure how we won that game. It was just a grind-out game. We stuck to what we do best. We got it down on the block the last 4 or 5 possessions.

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Sports, Pages 9 on 02/20/2013

Print Headline: Gravette falls in semifinal squeaker

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