S Bulldogs, Pioneers, Highlanders play in second round of Decatur Summer Classic

DECATUR — The Decatur Summer Classic boys' basketball tournament continued June 14 at Peterson Gym in Decatur. Participants in this week's tournament included the host team, Decatur Bulldogs, and the Gentry Pioneers and Eureka Springs Highlanders. Up first were the Bulldogs and the Pioneers in a rematch game from June 7 when Gentry took the victory. For Brent Hester, the Bulldog-Pioneer game marked his first appearance as Gentry's new boys' basketball coach. The Bulldogs put the first two points on the board at the 16:30 mark in the first half and maintained the lead throughout the half, taking a 4-point lead into the halftime break, 13 to 9. Decatur continued to dominate Gentry, taking a 19-11 lead three minutes into the second half. However, the Pioneers mounted an 8-0 run to tie at 19 with less than 8 minutes in the game. The game remained tied until the 1:30 minute mark when Decatur hit a two. With less than 30 seconds left, the Bulldogs, still up by two points, took control of the ball. Decatur ran the clock out, taking the victory, 25 to 23.... Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs host first Decatur Summer Classic

DECATUR — The off season continues for the Decatur Bulldog senior boys' basketball team as it participated in a one-day tournament at home. our area teams participated in the first Decatur Summer Classic basketball tournament at Peterson Gym in Decatur June 7. Along with the host team, the Decatur Bulldogs, were the Gentry Pioneers, Eureka Springs Highlanders and a new team, the Centerton Life Way Christian Warriors. Life Way Christian School opened its doors in early 2000 as an early childhood development center. In August 2007, the school added a 20,000-square-foot middle- and high-school facility. Life Way is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools. Basketball is one of nine sports the school offers. The Warriors won the 2010, 2012 and 2015 AACS district basketball championships and the 2012 and 2015 AACS basketball state championships. Life Way's fast-paced and aggressive style of play showed during the tournament. Continue Reading »