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Bulldogs stumped by Pioneer offense

by Michael Eckels | January 11, 2022 at 7:49 a.m.
Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Bulldog JJ Herrera (30) goes for a layup ahead of a Pioneer defender during the third quarter of the Gentry-Decatur basketball game at Pioneer Gym in Gentry Jan. 3.

GENTRY -- In the first contest of the week, on Jan. 3, the Decatur Bulldogs made one of their shortest trips of the season when they traveled to Pioneer Gym in Gentry for a nonconference contest with the 4A Pioneers. In the end, the Pioneers reaped the benefits of a win over the Bulldogs.

Shortly after the start of the first quarter, the Pioneers landed the first field goal of the contest and their first lead. But the Bulldogs had other plans. At the 4:34 mark, they came back and tied the game at four-all. The Pioneers fought back and, by the end of the first quarter, lead the Bulldogs, 11-6.

Decatur's offense ran into a little trouble against a strong Gentry defense which held them to a single field goal throughout the second quarter. The Pioneers went into the half time break leading the Bulldogs, 23-8.

The Bulldogs were never able to recover during the second half and the Gentry Pioneers took the win, 54-20, over Decatur.

photo Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Pioneer Bart Walker goes for a layup as Bulldog Andres Revolorio tries to block during the Gentry-Decatur varsity basketball contest at Pioneer Gym in Gentry Jan. 3.
photo Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Bulldog Christian Ramirez (left) tries for a layup as Pioneer Hayzen Phillips (12) goes for the block during the Gentry-Decatur varsity basketball contest in Gentry Jan. 3.

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