BASKETBALL: Storey's late basket lifts Rogers past Springdale

Bulldogs use balanced scoring to down Mounties

Posted: January 27, 2018 at 4:20 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Courtney Storey made only one basket Friday, but it was a huge one.

Rogers 8 11 6 14 -- 39

Springdale 9 6 5 18 -- 38

Rogers (11-8, 4-2): Figenskau 12, McConnell 11, Loyd 10, Storey 4, Hatch 2.

Springdale (13-6, 4-2): T. Sysavanh 15, Vogel 10, Minchew 6, Tt. Sysavanh 3, Gause 2, James 2.

Storey took an inbound pass and scored on a driving bank shot with two seconds left to give Rogers High a 39-38 over Springdale High in 7A-West Conference action. The basket was the only one of the game for Storey, who finished with four points after she hit two free throws in the fourth quarter.

Springdale battled back from a 13-point deficit and took 38-37 lead on two free throws by Ashlyn Minchew with 11.7 seconds left. Following a timeout, Storey took an inbound pass from Madison Loyd with 7.1 seconds left and drove the right side of the court and scored while closely guarded.

"All we wanted to do was get hip-to-hip and get a shot up, and Courtney did a good job," Rogers High coach Preston Early said. "She got just enough angle on (Sarah) Vogel and got it up on the rim."

Ally Figenskau led Rogers (11-10, 3-3) with 12 points while Kate McConnell added 11 and Loyd 10.

Thaly Sysavanh scored 15 points for Springdale (13-6, 4-2), which played without Marquesha Davis, who missed the game after the death of her father. Davis leads the 7A-West with 24 points per game. Another starter, Jeniya Gause, missed most of the game with a knee injury in the first quarter.

"We talked after the game how unbelievable their effort was in the face of adversity," Springdale High coach Heather Hunsucker said. "Our kids showed an amazing amount of resilience. The ball went in at the end to beat us, but we were in terrific position to win that game, especially with the adversity that we faced."

Rogers controlled the inside especially with Figenskau, a 6-foot-1 junior center. Rogers also shot well from outside and used an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter to take a 33-20 lead.

Madison Loyd and McConnell each made 3-pointers during the surge, but Springdale continued to fight and cut the lead to 35-33 after a 3-pointer by Thaly Sysavahn.

Springdale took the lead on two free throws by Minchew, but Rogers won it when Storey made her only basket of the game.

BOYS: Springdale 69, Rogers High 43

Rogers 7 13 13 10 -- 43

Springdale 16 16 22 15 -- 69

Rogers (7-12, 0-6): Miller 13, Rhame 8, Jones 6, Early 5, Pascal 5, Uecker 3, Dake 2, Satchel 1.

Springdale (12-7, 3-3): Boyd 16, Scales 15, Fitch 14, Mason 10, Eckwood 5, Donahoo 4, Ratliff 3, Coulter 2.

Springdale High followed its big road win at Fayetteville with a home win against Rogers.

Jajuan Boyd scored 16 points to lead a balance scoring attack for Springdale (12-7, 3-3), which led 16-7 after one quarter and 32-20 at halftime. Trentez Scales added 15 points and Carl Fitch 14 for the Bulldogs.

"We warned the kids not to feel too good about what we did Tuesday," Springdale coach Jeremy Price said. "From top to bottom, every kid out there had a really good night."

Drew Miller scored 13 points to lead Rogers (7-12, 0-6).

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