Pioneers snap Bulldog winning streak
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Decatur Bulldogs senior boys' basketball team hoped to make it three victories in a row Nov. 20 when they traveled to Gentry to face the Pioneers in the gym at Gentry High School. But the third victory eluded the Bulldogs as an aggressive Pioneer team overwhelmed Decatur's offense and defense to take the victory. Decatur two straight victories came Nov. 14 when they faced the Watts Engineers on the road, and Nov. 17 when they faced the Exeter Tigers at home. The Pioneers came off of a crushing defeat against the Huntsville Tigers Nov. 17, losing by 21 points in the Pioneers' first conference matchup of the season. Gentry quickly established its dominance in the first two minutes of the first quarter, holding the Bulldogs scoreless while amassing a four-point lead. Halfway through the quarter, Decatur's defense and offense finally began sinking shots, putting eight points on the scoreboard and pulling within three points by the end of the quarter, 13-8.