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story.lead_photo.caption Madisyn Pense of Farmington shoots in the first half against Pea Ridge on Friday during the Tony Chachere's Classic at Cardinal Arena in Farmington. - Photo by Ben Goff

FARMINGTON -- Farmington had more points at halftime Friday that it did in its win Thursday at the Tony Chachere's Classic.

Pea Ridge couldn't recover from a large deficit and fell 74-34 to the Lady Cardinals in a second-round game at Cardinal Arena.

2017 Tony Chachere’s Classic

Cardinal Arena


GIRLS: Huntsville 46, Harding Academy 33

BOYS: Harding Academy 40, Huntsville 29

GIRLS: Farmington 74, Pea Ridge 34

BOYS: Farmington 78, Fort Smith Future School 49


GIRLS: Harding Academy vs Pea Ridge Girls, 1:30 p.m.

BOYS: Harding Academy vs Fort Smith Future, 3 p.m.

GIRLS: Farmington vs Huntsville, 4:30 p.m.

BOYS: Farmington vs Huntsville, 6 p.m.

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Pea Ridge (1-4): Davis 10, West 7, Mitchell 5, Swope 3, Hooten 3, Adams 2, Olson 2, Socha 2.

Farmington (5-1): Pense 26, Vanzant 12, Roach 11, Journagan 11, Tidwell 8, Taylor 4, Parsley 2.

Madisyn Pense finished with 26 points after scoring 25 in a 51-43 win over Harding Academy on Thursday.

She had 21 at halftime Friday when Farmington led Pea Ridge 54-23. Farmington cleared the bench in the third quarter and the fourth quarter was played with a running clock because of the sportsmanship rule.

"Pace is our friend every night and we wanted to speed things up," Farmington coach Brad Johnson said. "When we hit from the perimeter the way we did tonight, it just opens things up. It's a lot of fun to play this way."

Pense and Makenna Vanzant each connected on 3-pointers to help Farmington to a 28-13 lead after one quarter. The Lady Cardinals (5-1) were also effective inside with forward Alexis Roach, who scored three consecutive baskets to finish the first half.

Roach contributed 11 points for Farmington (5-1) while Hollyn Davis scored 10 to lead Pea Ridge (1-4). Vanzant had 12 while combining with Pense for seven 3-pointers.

"Roach has been a tremendous addition to our basketball team," Johnson said of the junior transfer from Siloam Springs. "She's an energy kid who runs the floor and never gives up on plays. This was an example of what she can do."

Friday's win set up an interesting matchup at 4:30 p.m. today with Huntsville, which improved to 2-0 in the tournament with a 46-33 victory over Harding Academy on Friday.

"Huntsville is extremely well coached and they've got two dynamic guards who can shoot it," Johnson said. "They can also create things inside, so it's going to be a great matchup."



The Cardinals had an easy time with the Rockets, a charter school team from Fort Smith.

Nine players scored at least two points for Farmington, which led 24-7 after one quarter and 42-18 at halftime. Skyler Montez scored 15 points for Farmington while Mykale Franks had 22 for the Rockets.

Sports on 12/09/2017

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