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Prep Basketball


Western Grove 79, Bergman 62

Hunter Baker poured in 28 points to lead the Warriors to the finals of the North Arkansas College tournament with a big semifinal win on Friday.

The Warriors trailed 22-14 after a quarter but outscored Bergman 25-11 to grab a 39-33 halftime lead. Western Grove stretched the lead to 10 after three quarters and rolled to the win.

Berryville 69, Green Forest 45

Four players scored in double figures as the Bobcats routed Green Forest on Friday.

Rayden Peden led the way for Berryville (8-9) with 16 points. Kyler Kendrick scored 14, Landon Chester 11 and Kelton Davidson 10.

Rhett Powell scored a game-high 21 for the Tigers (1-12).

Eureka Springs 54, Mountainburg 42

Garrett Cross scored 22 points as the Highlanders rolled over Mountainburg.

Carter Brennan scored 15 for Eureka Springs (19-5).

Ethan Gregory led the Dragons (5-10) with 15 points and Sean Irvan scored 10.

Eureka Springs will be at Haas Hall-Fayetteville on Tuesday.


Clarksville 52, Morrilton 37

Clarksville used a 16-4 run in the second quarter to pull away from Morrilton and remain unbeaten in 4A-4 Conference play.

The Lady Panthers (15-4, 4-0) used that run to turn a two-point lead into a 28-14 halftime cushion.

Emmaline Rieder had 19 points to lead Clarksville, while Alexie Tibbs finished with 12.

Vilonia 63, Alma 34

Vilonia outscored Alma 20-2 in the third quarter and pulled away from the Lady Airedales during the 5A-West Conference opener for both teams in Dyer Arena.

Vilonia led 15-10 after one quarter, but Alma (6-5, 0-1) pulled within 27-25 at halftime before the Lady Eagles took over in the second half.

Cassidy Cooper had 17 points for Alma, while Ariel Towns-Robinson chipped in 12.

Berryville 61, Green Forest 27

The unbeaten Lady Bobcats had no problems with Green Forest on Friday in a nonconference blowout.

Kelcee Hopper scored a game-high 22 points for Berryville (17-0). Hannah Morrell scored 15 and McKayla Hussey added 10.

Ashley Farrar scored 21 for Green Forest (5-11).

Lamar 63, Clinton 45

Lakyn Sanders scored a game-high 29 points to power the Lady Warriors.

Sanders added 10 assists and 7 rebounds, just missing a triple-double.

Norfork 71, Jasper 51

Norfork went on a 30-9 run in the second half and defeated Jasper in the NAC Tournament semifinals in Harrison.

Norfork (18-4) led 37-34 at halftime, but Jasper came back to take a 42-41 lead before Norfork went on its big run.

Hope Brasel led Jasper (17-5) with 20 points while Macy Dillard had 20 for Norfork.



EStem 62, J.T. Robinson 49

EStem never trailed Friday night on its way to a road victory over Joe T. Robinson.

Mehki Perkins scored 17 to lead eStem (15-7, 4-1).

The Senators (7-6, 1-2) had 5 players score at least 6 points, but nobody had more than 11.

Little Rock Mills 61, Pulaski Academy 51

The Mills Comets followed their inside-out senior-led attack to a victory over Pulaski Academy at the Bruins' Hugg Gymnasium in Little Rock on Friday night.

Senior guard Orion Virden led Mills (11-4, 4-0) with 25 points, and 6-8, 240-pound senior forward Kevin Cross scored 17.

North Little Rock 67, Little Rock Central 63 (OT)

North Little Rock overcame a disastrous third quarter. Little Rock Central failed to survive the opening two minutes of overtime.

Senior Shawn Fudge scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the game's final 7:46 as the Charging Wildcats (13-3, 1-0) escaped Tiger Fieldhouse on Friday night with an overtime victory in front of a raucous standing-room-only crowd.

The score was tied 52-52 at the end of regulation.

Senior Collin Moore, who along with teammates Spencer Simes and D.J. Smith scored 10 points each, started the overtime with an offensive rebound that led to two free throws and a 54-52 lead.

Central (10-3, 0-1) threw the ball away for its first turnover of overtime, and Simes drove into the lane to hit a 5-footer. On the following possession, the Tigers were called for traveling.

Decorey Watkins hit two free throws at the 2:25 mark for a 60-54 NLR lead. Central was never any closer than three points the remainder of the game.

Cabot 53, Little Rock Catholic 28

Cabot defeated Little Rock Catholic on Friday night at Panther Arena in the teams' 6A-Central Conference opener.

The Panthers (13-1, 1-0) limited the Rockets (9-5, 0-1) to three field goals in the first half en route to a 24-9 halftime lead.

Junior guard Kairo Rudolph scored 14 points off the bench to lead Cabot.

Junior forward Jacob Hudson had 12 points, and classmate Seth Vance added 10 for the Panthers.

Junior guard Charles Daniel led the Rockets with eight points.


Hope outscored visiting Nashville 20-14 in the fourth quarter to turn a three-point deficit at the end of the third quarter into a victory.

Jaydon Riley led Hope with 18 points. Jamarta Gilliam had a game-high 25 points in the loss for Nashville and Tristen Jamison added 11.


Caleb Faulkner scored a team-high 21 points to lead Izard County (21-4) to a road victory.

Justus Cooper scored 17 points for Izard County and Coby Everett poured in 15.


After being held to six second-quarter points and trailing 32-19 at halftime, host Malvern outscored Bauxite 21-10 in the third quarter and held on to pull off a 4A-7 victory.

Logan Schneider led Malvern with 27 points and Dakovon Blackmon added 12. Gary Storment led Bauxite with 24 points.



Jaylen Mallard scored 28 points, and the Mets defeated the Lady Senators despite 37 points from Robinson's Alex Rouse.

Estem (11-7, 4-1 4A-5) led 31-18 at halftime, were up 47-33 after three quarters and held on after Robinson (4-7, 0-3) pulled to within eight points on two occasions early in the fourth quarter.


Batesville outscored Blytheville 35-11 in the first half and cruised the rest of the way to get a victory in Blytheville.

Taylor Griffin led Batesville (14-2, 5-0) with 19 points and Izzy Higginbotham chipped in 12.


Emily Belin scored 16 points, Brooklyn Stracener finished with 15 points and the Lady Panthers (10-2, 1-0 6A-Central) rolled past the Belles (3-9, 0-1).

Cabot closed the second quarter on a 9-0 run to lead 22-11 at halftime. The Lady Panthers led 41-22 at the end of the third quarter. Catherine Althoff led Mount St. Mary with eight points.


Nashville outscored Hope 30-14 in the first half and 26-6 in the second half to earn an easy victory in Hope.

Raley Potter led Nashville with 11 points and Lashonna Cooper added 10.


Host Pulaski Academy held Mills to single-digit scoring in three of four quarters to cruise to a 4A-5 victory.

Mattie Hatcher led the Bruins (7-5, 3-0) with 21 points, while Taylor Hernandez had 13 and Jazmene McMillan added 10.

North Little Rock 59, Little Rock Central 29

Amauri Williams turned in an impressive 6A-Central Conference debut Friday night.

Williams, North Little Rock's 6-2 freshman, scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds -- 8 on the offensive end -- as the Charging Wildcats (7-6, 1-0) knocked off rival Little Rock Central (5-7, 0-1).

Williams scored four points and grabbed three rebounds early in the first quarter, but rarely touched the ball the remainder of the half.

North Little Rock (7-6, 1-0 6A-Central) never trailed, scored 14 of the game's first 16 points and held Little Rock Central to nine points in the second half.

Prep Wrestling

Saturday's Results

Three Wolverines medal in Missouri

Bentonville West's Zack Ireland and Daryl Easterling earned second-place finishes at the Monett (Mo.) Invitational.

Ireland (20-5) went 4-1 in the one-day event, falling 7-4 in the finals in the 126-pound weight class. Easterling (23-7) also went 4-1, losing 7-0 in the finals at 132. Charles Easterling (26-4) also took third at 113.

Thursday's Results

Vian, Okla. 54, Bentonville West 30

Vian defeated Bentonville West in a high school wrestling dual on Thursday evening at Poteau, Okla.

106: Braylen Rodgers, Vian, won by forfeit. 113: Charles Easterling, West, def. Dakota Briggs, Vian, by fall. 120: Tyler Holmes, West, def. Ashley Aallen, by fall. 126: Zackery Ireland, West, won by forfeit. 132: Daryl Easterling, West, def. Jordan Murchison, Vian, by fall. 138: Oliver Doctorello, West, won by forfeit. 145: Jordan Muchison, Vian, def. Brady Stafford, West, by fall. 152: Whitt Fletcher, Vian, def. Michael Kirmer, West, by fall. 160: Bodhi Vann, Vian, def. Joshua Puente, West, by fall. 170: Kade Cato, Vian, def. Joshua Poyfair, West, by fall. 182: Laken Vann, Vian, def. Cameron Beere, West, by fall. 195: River Simon, Vian, def. Zack Nichols, West, by fall. 220: Cruz Partain, Vian, def. William McSpadden, West, by fall. 285: Nicholas Hughes, Vian, def. Andrew Vinson West, by fall.

Bentonville West 39, Poteau, Okla. 30

Bentonville West defeated Poteau, Okla., in a wrestling dual on Thursday evening.

106: Double forfeit. 113 Charles Easterling, West, won by forfeit. 120: Tyler Holmes, West, won by forfeit. 126: Zackery Ireland, West, won by forfeit. 132: Daryl Easterling, West, won by forfeit. 138: Oliver Doctorello, West, def. Curtis Culvell, Pot., by fall. 145: Brady Stafford, West, def. Cole Adams, Pot., 6-4. 152: Dakota James, Pot., def. Michael Kirmer, West, by fall. 160: Jarrett Lilley, Pot., def. Joshua Puente, West, by fall. 170: Troy Montez, Pot., def. Joshua Poyfair, West, 3-1. 182: Joseph Lemley, Pot., def. Cameron Beere, West, by fall. 195: Nathan Ulmer, Pot., def. Josh Beesley, West, by fall. 220: Seth Ford, Pot., def. William McSpadden, West, 7-0. 285: Micah Pinales, West, won by forfeit.


Springdale Bowling Center

High Scores for week ending Dec. 29

THURSDAY NITE USBC HOLOF: Stan Forrester 237-227 (663), Rick Patrick 202, Ron Trolinger 201; 4 Gals and a Guy: William McMullen 210, Susan Stewart 182; Becca's Boys: Luc Fenton 231, Coy England 209-237, Chuck Shelton 225-223 (607); Bowl Diddlies: Leon Street 202; Eggstasea: Hunter Boelte 242-245 (657); Good and Plenty: JP Robinson 245 (609), Eddie Sparks 205-218-226 (649); Drunken T-Rex: Cheyenne Bright 183 (505), Sam Mussino 215, John Bright 229; The Goonies: Samuel Blythe 245-203 (640); It Is What It Is: Deanne Shepherd 200, Greg Granata 223; Whatever: Charlie Murphy 217 (601), Skyler Taylor 217-208-224 (649); Splits Happens: Bridgette Fenton 194 (525); Here for the Beer: Jason West 225; 5 Guys Trying: Larry Kuehn 206; Gen X Crew: Geno Fenton 213, Lonnie Taylor 214-206-214 (634); Poor Joe: Linda Papczynski 212-191-203 (606); Thunderstruck: Chip Gross 242-211 (644); We're Trying: Chrissy Burke 226 (554), Dan Daily 215-215, Tommy Taylor 212 (602), Randy Foglesong 202-221 (618); Put Your Thumb In It: Eric Kienholz 209, Juan Garcia 204-237; Spare Parts: James Ramey 204.

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED 3 Pins and a Gutter: Steve Kennicott 218-205; Hammer Down: Barbara Burr 181 (504); Shenanigans: Sandie Mahoney 180, Deana Stark 175-191 (516), John Mahoney 213; Splits and Giggles: Justin Upton 209, Scott Lister 214; Bipolar Rollers: Brandy Cousins 180, Rick Patrick 214; Dilly Dilly: JP Robinson 232; Shake and Bake: Dody Nielsen 204-203.

SATURDAY JUNIORS Strikers: Nicole Holt 175; That 1 Pin: Macie Rodgers 136, Elijah Cousins 214-213 (586), Cedric Comer 156; Strikes are Us: Braydon Halbert 157-142-139, Bid Bailey 148; The 10 Pins: Dakota Reed 166, Dominik Mason 141.

SATURDAY PREP/BANTAM No Boys But Teagan: Teagan Mathews 76; Ghost Busters: Rayden Henderson 90.

Sports on 01/06/2019

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