Purple'Dogs even series, advance to semifinals

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 5 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MITCHELL PE MASILUN Fayetteville's Collin Cooper (14) shoots over Springdale's Vincent Mason (12) Thursday during the Class 7A tournament in North LIttle Rock.

The basketball version of the "Battle of the Bulldogs" ended in a stalemate Thursday night, but it was Fayetteville's boys who cherished the win that mattered the most.

FAYETTEVILLE 52, SPRINGDALE HIGH 44

Springdale^12^7^19^13^—^44

Fayetteville^12^8^19^13^—^52

Springdale (17-12): Scales 16, Fitch 14, Jibke 5, Mason 5, Boyd 2, Donahoo 2.

Fayetteville (19-8): Cooper 19, Conley 8, Johnson 8, Bowers 6, Morgan 6, Schach 4, Releford 1.

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Class 7A State Tournament

Boys

Wednesday

Game 1 W5 Springdale High 51, C4 Bryant 38

Game 2 W3 Bentonville 46, C6 Cabot 37

Game 3 W4 Bentonville West 72, C5 Fort Smith Southside 62

Thursday

Game 4 W6 Rogers Heritage 46, C3 Conway 43

Game 5 W1 Fayetteville 52, Springdale 44

Game 6 C2 FS Northside 69, Bentonville 42

Today

Game 7 C1 North Little Rock vs. Bentonville West, 5:30 p.m.

Game 8 W2 Springdale Har-Ber vs. Rogers Heritage, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Game 9 Fayetteville vs. FS Northside, 1:30 p.m.

Game 10 Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Championship

at Bank of the Ozarks Arena, Hot Springs

Game 11 Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, date and time TBA

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