Even on its home court, the iron has been unkind to the Dollarway boys basketball team.
The Cardinals missed an opportunity to move into a tie for third place in Conference 3A-6 as DeWitt picked up a 43-38 overtime victory Tuesday night at the Dollarway Fieldhouse. The Cardinals have lost four of five games on their home floor, where they average 33.2 points per game.
Dollarway (4-7, 4-3 3A-6) remains in fourth place in conference standings, one game behind its next opponent, Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School, for third. DeWitt (2-6, 2-3) pulled within contention of a playoff spot with the win.
Prince Okojie scored 12 points and Brandon Scarver had nine to lead Dollarway. Eddie Collins Jr. and Omar-ion Watson added six each.
The Cardinals, who average 51 points per game on the road, visit Lighthouse on Friday.
Lighthouse won the first meeting 38-33 in Pine Bluff on Dec. 8.
DEWITT 54, DOLLARWAY 22
At Dollarway, DeWitt’s girls improved to 11-2 and 4-1 in 3A-6 to remain alone in third place.
Dollarway, coming off its first win of the season, fell to 1-11 and 1-6.
Friday’s games: Hot Springs at White Hall, Crossett at Watson Chapel (girls only) and Dollarway at Jacksonville Lighthouse.