Derek Abner

FILE — White Pine's Derek Abner (1) puts up a contested jumper in a December 2 matchup against Jefferson.

WHITE PINE - Thursday night had all the makings of high drama in White Pine, as the Cyclones looked poised for an upset over one of the top two teams in the conference that would’ve led to a major shakeup in postseason seeding.

Instead, the visitors from Rutledge held on in the end. The Lady Pioneers picked up a win over White Pine’s girls’ as well, making it a sweep for Rutledge on Thursday night.

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