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story.lead_photo.caption Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Casey Bates, a Gentry sophomore, takes a shot under the basket during play between Gentry and Lincoln at Gentry High School on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

GENTRY -- Lincoln sunk the winning shot at the buzzer after being behind most of the game to pull off a 56-54 win in boys' basketball Friday at Gentry. The Wolves made five 3-point shots. Sterling Morphis led Lincoln with a game-high 23 points. Brance Sugg added 18 and Troy Sugg 12.

Ethan Hammond was the only Gentry player in double figures with 23. The game was tied at the half, 31-31. Gentry led by one point, 43-42, at the end of the third quarter. Lincoln outscored the Pioneers 14-11 in the fourth to get the win.

Lincoln 56, Gentry 54

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Gentry (2-4): Ethan Hammond 9 2-5 23, Logan Linton 3 3-6 9, Dylan Kilgore 3 1-4 7, Daniel Thao 2 2-2 7, Casey Bates 1 0-0 3, Jon Faulkenberry 1 0-0 2, Luke Fox 0 2-2 2. Totals 19 10-19 54.

Lincoln (3-2): Sterling Morphis 9 3-3 23, Brance Sugg 6 5-7 18, Troy Sugg 4 2-4 12, Caleb Hale 1 0-2 2, Dillon Jackson 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 11-18 56.

3-Point Goals -- Lincoln 5 (Sterling Morphis 2, Troy Sugg 2, Brance Sugg), Gentry 5 (Hammond 3, Bates, Thao).

Shiloh Christians 74

Gentry 63

The Pioneers couldn't quite keep up with the Shiloh Christian Saints on Nov. 28 and fell, 74-63, in the conference matchup. The Saints were up by two at the end of the first quarter, 14-10, but piled on the points in the second quarter to widen the lead to 39-27. The Pioneers narrowed the lead by four in the third quarter but then were outscored, 17-14, in the final quarter of play.

Ethan Hammond had 23 points in the game for Gentry. Logan Linton had 10.

Sports on 12/06/2017

Print Headline: Pioneers fall at buzzer to Lincoln Wolves

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