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Pioneers top Bears 85-35 in UKC opener
by Brian Turrel
The Turner Bears got a rude welcome to United Kansas Conference basketball, falling 85-35 to the visiting Leavenworth Pioneers on Friday night.
The Pioneers held a significant height advantage and used their length in a crushing press defense that limited the Bears’ offense throughout the game.
The Bears saw some success in breaking the Leavenworth press, especially early in the second half, with outlet passes down the side to Reneaux Jackson, who used his speed to finish those plays at the rim.
The loss drops the Bears to 0-5 on the season. They will play next at Lansing on Tuesday, Jan. 8.