Lions falter in consolation round, finish fourth in tournament

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Dayten Wishon (Gravette 5) goes up for a dunk as Troy Sugg (Lincoln 45) gets a hand on Wishon' hip during the first round of the 1-4A Northwest Conference tournament at Lincoln High School in Lincoln Feb. 13. Sugg drew a rare flagrant foul that sent Wishon to the line for two shots and Gravette retained possession of the ball.

Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Dayten Wishon (Gravette 5) goes up for a dunk as Troy Sugg (Lincoln 45) gets a hand on Wishon' hip during the first round of the 1-4A Northwest Conference tournament at Lincoln High School in Lincoln Feb. 13. Sugg drew a rare flagrant foul that sent Wishon to the line for two shots and Gravette retained possession of the ball.

LINCOLN -- It looked as though the Gravette Lions were on their way to win a conference championship when they faced off against the Lincoln Wolves at Lincoln High School during the opening round of the 1-4A Northwest Conference tournament Feb. 13. But the bottom quickly fell out of the Lions' game plan and they ended the tournament in fourth place, losing to the Pea Ridge Blackhawks, by eight. The Lions came into the tournament with 18-6-1 overall and 12-4 conference records, which resulted in Gravette taking the number two seed in the tournament behind number one seed, Pea Ridge.


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