Pioneers extend win streak to three, with wins over Turner and CJI


January 22, 2020

Freshman, Kody Strutz (5) shoots the ball during the fast paced game Saturday against Chester.

For the first time in league play and since the season's opening weekend overall, the Big Sandy Pioneer boys basketball team swept its weekend games.

The Pioneers used a 30-5 demolition of visiting Turner in the third quarter Friday to fuel an 82-48 win. Big Sandy went on the road Saturday to knock off the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hi-Line Hawks by a 59-44 count.

For most of the first half, it looked like a scrappy Tornado team would pester and irritate the Pioneers until the end.

"We came out slow and methodic. We came out flat," said Pioneers head coach Thomas Dilworth. "(Turner) came out...

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