Pioneers snap Bulldog winning streak

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Photo by Mike Eckels With Auvan Vang (Gentry 11) firmly set on the inside of the lane, Decatur's Jimmy Mendoza puts up a jumper over Vang's block during the Gentry-Decatur senior boys' basketball contest at Pioneer Gym in Gentry Nov. 20.

Photo by Mike Eckels With Auvan Vang (Gentry 11) firmly set on the inside of the lane, Decatur's Jimmy Mendoza puts up a jumper over Vang's block during the Gentry-Decatur senior boys' basketball contest at Pioneer Gym in Gentry Nov. 20.

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.


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