January 15, 2014 Edition

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LawCo. Basketball roundup

Lady Screamin' Eagle Natalie Glenn prepares to shoot a basket during senior girls action on Friday night. Hillcrest lost to Midland 65-52.
Submitted Photo ~ Marla Helms

Walnut Ridge's Darren Tribble jumps for a layup during the Bobcats' 63-56 loss to Marked Tree on Jan. 7.
TD Photo ~ Ashley George

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

High school basketball action involving county schools during the past week included the following results:


The Black Rock junior and senior high basketball teams traveled to Paragould Saturday to face Crowley's Ridge Academy in 1A-3 East Conference action.

Caleb McKenzie and Elijah Mondy each registered a double-double to lead Black Rock's senior boys to a 69-40 win over the Falcons. River Ferguson came off the bench to added nine points.

The senior girls contest was an overtime thriller, with CRA prevailing 56-49.

Erica Bass led Black Rock with 20 points, and Caylia Ervin added 10 points.

Natalie Cox scored 16 points to lead the Black Rock junior girls to a 27-20 victory.

CRA won the junior boys game 49-39.

Clayton Augustine led the junior Zebras with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Hoxie - Southside girls

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs dropped a hard-fought contest to the Southside Lady Southerners 44-39 in the quarterfinals of the Kell Classic Friday at Swifton.

Krista Vankirk scored 11 points, while Courtney Sears and Brandy Alls each added 10 points for Hoxie.

BR - Westside boys

The Westside Warriors outscored Black Rock 29-2 in the third quarter en route to 73-24 victory over the Zebras on Friday at Westside. Westside also won a junior boys game.

Hoxie - Manila boys

The Hoxie Mustangs dropped a 63-53 home contest to the Manila Lions in 3A-3 Conference play.

Tristan Sisco had 14 points, and Alex Carpenter scored 11 points for the Mustangs.

WR - Rector boys

Walnut Ridge's senior boys fell at Rector 54-31 on Friday.

Rector led 25-17 at halftime and 40-26 at the end of the third quarter.

Martin Crisler scored 11 points to lead Walnut Ridge.

Hillcrest - Midland

The Hillcrest defeated Midland 54-34 senior boys action at Lynn. Midland prevailed in the senior girls game 65-52.

Tuesday, Jan. 7
Hoxie - Osceola girls

The Lady Mustangs defeated Osceola 41-26 in 3A-3 senior girls action at Hoxie.

Hoxie led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Lady Seminoles 15-2 in the second period to pull away to a 27-10 halftime advantage.

Hoxie also won a junior girls game.

BR - Manila boys

Manila defeated Black Rock 62-43 in senior boys action on Jan. 7 at Manila.

The Zebras played a tough first quarter to trail only 14-12, but a 17-8 run in the second period gave the Lions a 31-20 lead at intermission. Manila stretched its lead to 50-34 at the end of the third quarter.

Derek Nunally led Black Rock with 13 points, while McKenzie added 12 points.

Manila won a junior boys game 68-27.

WR - Marked Tree boys

The Marked Tree Indians swept the Walnut Ridge boys on Jan. 7 at Sharum Gymnasium.

Marked Tree won a senior boys game 63-56 and a junior boys contest 30-27.

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