Pioneers snap skid on strength of Strutz's 12-11-10

For one half of basketball, the Big Sandy Pioneers exorcised their frustrations Saturday on an overwhelmed opponent.

Having dropped their last three games - two of which were by a combined eight points - the boys in purple and gold looked determined to blow the doors off North Star.

Jumping out to a 22-5 advantage, suffocating Big Sandy defense prevented the Knights from scoring until 3 minutes, 44 seconds had elapsed. Pioneer senior Ryan Roth had already scored in double digits by the time the guests had gotten halfway to that benchmark as a team. Roth led all scorers with 18 points for the e...

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