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The cone is not really suited for this purpose, because the gradient can be adjusted only on half of the shape, then it's duplicated, as you have already discovered. :)
I suggest creating the shape out of six different-colored 60-degree sectors first (use the Pie Autoshape if MX has it, or just cut up a circle). Then draw a grayscaled cone on top of that. Play around with the cone's blend mode settings to have the gradient show through on the objects below.
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Here's a beachball image you can start with.
As SiamJai suggested, I made a 60 degree object, multiplied and rotated it (Layer 1). With Snap to Grid on, all the center points align. I grouped these objects and then center-aligned a circle.
I copied everything to Layer 2, ungrouped the angle objects, and made 5 copies of the circle. For each angle object, I selected it and one circle and then Modify>Combine Paths>Intersect.
Don't know if you'll see this post, but I wanted to give it a try.
(edit: missed a "selected")
Nice work, Lorraine! Using the polygons with the circle is clever and perhaps more MX-compatible than my suggestion.