Pioneers take on Box Elder, Chester-J-I: Boys defeat Hawks 65-55, girls fall twice

The Big Sandy Pioneer girls and boys Varsity basketball teams began 2017 with a pair of contests against the Box Elder Bears and the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks.

The Bears jumped out early in both contest but both the boys and girls teams competed hard for the full 32 minutes. The girls fell to Box Elder 72-11 while the boys put up some points before falling 91-63.

Junior Jenna Leader scored five points in the girls contest while senior Bryant Jones led the boys effort with 25 points. Senior Laurence Allderdice added 12 and freshman Ryan Roth 13.

Against the Hawks the girls were dealt anoth...

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