Pioneers beat Turner away, can't beat buzzer at home


February 19, 2020

One point and mere seconds were all that prevented Big Sandy from entering the District 9C boys basketball tournament on a four-game winning streak.

The Pioneers followed a 56-38 win at winless Turner Friday with an upset 52-51 loss to Chester-Joplin-Inverness to close the regular season on their home floor.

Though final bracket pairings were unavailable at press time, Big Sandy coach Thomas Dilworth anticipated a rematch with the Hi-Line Hawks Wednesday to open the tourney in Havre.

"Wednesday, when we're done playing, they won't remember tonight," Dilworth said.

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