Frigid shooting frustrates Lady Pioneers

A more ideal opportunity could not have been presented for the regular season finale for Big Sandy girl's basketball.

The Lady Pioneers, who avenged a close loss on the road against Chinook at home to snap a two-year long streak of league losses, faced Chester-Joplin-Inverness Saturday after an even closer overtime game in the first meeting.

Home-court advantage did not make a difference this time, though, in a 47-23 loss.

In fact, it seemed as if somebody put a lid on the bucket as nearly nothing would fall for the Pioneers.

"We made the basketball gods mad or something," said Big Sandy coach...