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Pinnacle boys cap winning season off with close victory

Pinnacle senior Barry Hamilton manuevers through Whitehorse defenders during the Panthers 52-49 victory last week.

While the season won't end with a trip to the state playoffs, the Pinnacle High boys basketball team ended the season on a high note with a 52-49 win over Whitehorse last Thursday night.

Despite being eliminated from advancing on to the 1A State Tournament after a loss to Green River on Feb. 14 and suffering a close loss to Manila on Feb. 17, Pinnacle wanted to send the seniors out with a win and have something to build off of heading into next year.

Pinnacle took an early 25-20 lead into halftime and were able to fend off a late Whitehorse run down the stretch for the victory.

Junior Jake Hardy led Pinnacle with 19 points. MJ Taberna and Dalton Rudman added 13 and 11 points respectively.

Senior Barry Hamilton grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds.

In their second season competing in class 1A, Pinnacle finished with a 12-9 record overall and 4-6 in Region 19 play.

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