Shelby Thompson (above photo) with Rogers Heritage tries to take the ball to the hoop Tuesday during their game against Rogers High. (Top photo) Thompson is introduced before the game.
ROGERS -- Shelby Thompson scored just 38 points all of last season, despite playing in 24 games as a backup post player for Rogers Heritage.
SILOAM SPRINGS -- The John Brown men's basketball team responded in crunch time Saturday, and the Golden Eagles got it from all over the court.
CLARKSVILLE 50, GREENWOOD 47
Pea Ridge’s Westin Church (24) gets off a shot as Andrew Miller (20) and Seth Duke of Gravette defend Friday at Gravette Middle School.
Trent Loyd knows his team will have to win in tough environments in order to reach its ultimate destination.
Brennon Lewis (left) and Caleb Finney (20) of Fayetteville attempt to score as time expires Friday while Springdale Har-Ber’s Tyler Garrett (right) defends during overtime of the Wildcats’ 60-59 win at Wildcat Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos for more pictures from the game.
Six lead changes in the fourth quarter weren't enough to decide a winner Friday night. It took one more in overtime for Springdale Har-Ber to survive Fayetteville.
The Van Buren girls delivered a second-quarter knockout blow en route to a 58-38 7A-West victory over Springdale at Clair Bates Arena.
ROGERS -- Bentonville West used a great start and solid free throw-shooting late to pick up its first 7A-West Conference girls basketball victory in school history Friday night.
Shiloh Christian shared the wealth offensively in its 73-41 win over Haas Hall with nine different Saints scoring points Friday night.
Bryant turned the fourth quarter at the Hornets Nest into a house of horrors for Cabot on Friday night.
Maumelle’s John Word (11) and Little Rock Parkview’s Larodrius Terry battle for a rebound Friday during the Hornets’ 61-60 victory over the Patriots in Maumelle.
The winner was the last team with the ball.
Raekwon Rogers came alive in the second half to help Little Rock Central rally past Conway 54-49 in a 7A-Central game at the Tiger fieldhouse Friday night.
Fort Smith Northside Coach Rickey Smith wasn't too sure before the game about his team's chances to compete withNorth Little Rock on Friday night.
After a week of defensive emphasis, the Mills Comets put their work into action in the second quarter Friday night at The Galaxy.
Bre'Amber Scott's early three-pointers and Jordan Greenwood's late scoring propelled No. 2 Little Rock Central over No. 4 Conway 82-75 in a 7A-Central Conference game Friday night at the Tiger fieldhouse.
Greenwood's defense took over the game at the start of the fourth quarter.
Zac Wolfe did everything he could to keep Greenland in the game in the first half Friday. After intermission, Wolfe got some help.
Fort Smith Northside coach Rickey Smith wasn't too sure about his team's chances to compete with nationally-ranked North Little Rock on Friday night.
West Fork took the word of the week to heart Friday night.
The Lady Pointers utilize a big run late in the second quarter to gain some separation from Springdale and are now two games ahead in the 7A West after Friday.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Maya Mayberry (10) and Kylee Coulter (13) of Fayetteville pressure Annabel Weber of Springdale Har-Ber on Friday at Wildcat Arena.
Six lead changes in the fourth quarter wasn't enough to decide a winner Friday night. It took one more in overtime for Har-Ber to survive a scare from Fayetteville.
Rogers High's girls needed Elise Randels to provide some last-second heroics on both ends of the court Friday night.
Bentonville West's Levi Rutherford (51) eyes the basket while Huntsville's Aaron Scott defends Dec. 6, 2016, at Wolverine Arena in Centerton.
Wolverines’ Rutherford refuses to stop despite basketball ‘scars’Posted: Jan 20, 2017 at 1 a.m.
CENTERTON -- Levi Rutherford could be considered a battle-tested warrior on the basketball court, and he even has the scars to prove it.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports reporter Vernon Tarver hosts the Prep Rally video cast.
Austin Morris warms up Jan. 3 before a game against Haas Hall. Morris missed several games because of an injury he suffered while mountain biking.
Basketball and biking is not the usual combination for a high school athlete, but it works for Austin Morris.
Patrick Greene's shooting was on the money when it mattered most Wednesday night.
Once the Little Rock Parkview Patriots got tired of waiting, they pulled away for a 60-39 victory over the Little Rock Christian Warriors on Wednesday night at Rip Arena.
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Pea Ridge point guard Jennifer Anthony (24) drives to the hoop past Gentry defender Hannah Boss (14) on Tuesday at Pea Ridge High School.
Do-everything senior keys two big second half runsPosted: Jan 18, 2017 at 5:45 a.m.
Jennifer Anthony did a little bit of everything to lift Pea Ridge past Gentry 41-33 at Blackhawk Gymnasium.
With his team leading by five points early in the second quarter and Springdale Har-Ber coach Scotty Bowlin calling time, Bentonville West boys coach Greg White knew what was coming and issued a warning to his players.
Bentonville High players celebrate Tuesday after their come-from-behind victory against Springdale High at Bulldog Gymnasium in Springdale.
Bentonville High's definitive size advantage paid big dividends in the second half Tuesday night at Springdale.
With so much attention paid to Seth Stanley by the Fayetteville defense, Dawson Peek finally made the Purple Bulldogs pay.
Junior-college transfers Brandon Martin, Jonathan Nance and Jeremy Patton joined the team for a few bowl practices in December after the end of the fall semester.
Texarkana has hired Barry Norton as its new head coach, the Texarkana School District announced Tuesday night.
Cabot Coach Jerry Bridges said he was glad his team picked up a 57-55 victory Tuesday night over Little Rock Central at Panther Arena, but he wasn't pleased with how his team completed it.
Faced with playing three games in four days, Little Rock Parkview Coach Al Flanigan said he hoped his Patriots would make quick work of Little Rock Fair on Tuesday night.
Fort Smith Northside got plenty of offensive punch from guards Tevin Brewer and Isaiah Joe in the first half, but it was junior forward Tyrell Perry's second-half scoring that helped the Grizzlies shake off an upset bid from Conway on Tuesday night.
Junior guard Amber Hawkison's 23 points led North Little Rock to a 72-56 victory over the Mount St. Mary Belles Tuesday night, but it was clear from tipoff to final buzzer that the Belles would put up a fight.
Conway went back to the Fut'ra to stop Fort Smith Northside on Tuesday night.
FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Southside took two 3-point shots in the final 17 seconds to try to tie the game, settling for a putback layup, and Bryant hung on for a 47-46 7A-Central victory at Southside Gym Tuesday night.