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It is not just about out of state talent this week at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Tournament.
Lining up right alongside teams from Arkansas, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania are a handful of Magnolia State teams.
On Friday, a pair of those teams tipped off in a tightly-contested battle which saw the Aberdeen Bulldogs secure a 57-47 victory over the Trojans of New Hope.
â€śIn different types of environments, some games wonâ€™t be pretty,â€ť Aberdeen coach Cornelius Gilleylen said. â€śSome will be ugly. You just have to man up and grind out. In a neutral site game, you have to come out with a little more energy and we came out with a little more energy in the second half. We came out with a defensive strategy that helped us slow them down.â€ť
Aberdeen may have gotten the ultimate victory, but it did not come without a fight.
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