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Local sports roundup

December 30, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.



Fayetteville 72, Plano, Texas 62

Coriah Beck scored 13 of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter as Fayetteville pulled away late and defeated Plano at the Sandra Meadows Classic in Duncanville, Texas.

Jasmine Franklin added 16 and Sasha Goforth 15 for the Lady Bulldogs (9-1), who outscored Plano 18-13 over the final 8 minutes to pull away.

Frisco (Texas) Lone Star 46, Fayetteville 45

Fayetteville was denied the opportunity to defend the Sandra Meadows Classic title as the Lady Bulldogs couldn't overcome a nine-point third-quarter deficit.

Fayetteville ented the fourth quarter trailing 36-27 before outscoring its opponent 18-10 over the final 8 minutes.

Jasmine Franklin had 20 points and Sasha Goforth 12 for Fayetteville, which plays Jersey Village at 10:30 a.m. A win would put the Lady Bulldogs in the fifth-place game at 3:30 p.m.

Rogers 45, Claremore, Okla. 34

Rogers rolled out to a double-digit lead against Claremore, Okla., in a winner's bracket semifinal Friday in the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic and the Lady Mounties finished off an 11-point win.

The Lady Mounties (7-5) led 19-5 after the first quarter and 24-12 at halftime. The Lady Mounties carried a 35-23 lead into the fourth quarter.

Madison Loyd led Rogers with 25 points, including five 3-pointers. Loyd hit three 3-points in the third quarter. Courtney Storey added seven for Rogers. Cloe Dennis led Claremore with nine points, while Breanna Farmer had eight.

The Lady Mounties will play Springdale at 7 p.m. today in the tournament finals. Claremore will play Coweta, Okla., at 4 p.m. in the third place game.

Shiloh Christian 46, Gentry 38

Lia Enos scored a game-high 20 points and Shiloh Christian defeated Gentry in a consolation bracket game Friday in the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic.

The Lady Saints (7-5) led 10-7 after the first quarter, but Gentry rallied to tie the game 19-19 at halftime. Shiloh Christian outscored Gentry 12-3 in the third period to take a 31-22 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Shea Sandefur added 12 points for the Lady Saints, while Anna McCredy had nine. The Lady Saints will play at 1 p.m. Saturday in the fifth place game.

Hannah Boss led Gentry (7-3) with 17 points. The Lady Pioneers play at 10 a.m. Saturday in the seventh-place game.

Springdale High 59, Coweta, Okla. 33

Springdale raced into the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic finals with a big win over Coweta, Okla.

The Lady Bulldogs (8-4) led 16-9 after the first quarter and 36-16 at halftime. Springdale cruised into the fourth quarter with a 47-25 lead.

Marquesha Davis led Springdale with 25 points, 21 of which came in the first half. Sarah Vogel added 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs.

Madison Wheat led Coweta with 15 points.

The Lady Bulldogs play at 7 p.m. today in the finals against the winner of Friday's late girls game between Claremore and Rogers.

Gravette 69, Harrison 58

Krystin Branscum had 17 points as Gravette knocked off the host team to advance to the championship game at the Lendel Thomas Classic.

Tori Foster added 14 and Shylee Morrison 12 for the Lady Lions, who led 33-27 at halftime and continued to pull away. Brylie Parker had 17 for Harrison, followed by Caroline Cecil with 15.

Gravette meets Earle in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. today.

Bentonville West 60, Wynne 14

Freshman Kadie Kultgen had 13 points to lead West as the Lady Wolverines blew past Wynne during consolation action in the Lendel Thomas Classic in Harrison.

Kayanne Reid and Shania Wilson each added 10 for West (7-4), which built a 39-9 lead at halftime. Tayaiyah Campbell had six for Wynne.

West will play Obion County (Tenn.) Central, which defeated Ashdown 57-48, for fifth place at 1:30 p.m. today.

Earle 59, Huntsville 29

Earle outscored Huntsville 32-14 in the second half to advance to the championship game of the Lendel Thomas Classic.

Dezeray Sulfridge had 11 for the Lady Eagles, who will play in the third-place game at 4 p.m. today.

Van Buren 49, Bentonville 38

Van Buren overcame a 22-11 deficit late in the second quarter and went on to defeat Bentonville and reach the Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic championship game.

The Lady Pointers (8-4) scored the last eight points of the first half to pull within 22-19, then outscored the Lady Tigers 17-8 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

Jamilyn Kinney had 16 points and Rylee Ryan 13 for Van Buren, which plays Springdale Har-Ber in today's championship game. Avery Hughes paced Bentonville (10-2) with 11 points, while Fess Hawkins and Maryam Dauda added 11 each. Dauda completed a double-double with 11 rebounds.

Bentonville High JV 43, St. Joseph (Mo.) Central 32

Bentonville's junior varsity team outscored Central 22-13 in the third quarter and pull away for a win during Friday's consolation play at the Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic.

The Lady Tigers (7-2) trailed 4-2 after one quarter, but bounced back for a 13-10 halftime cushion before taking over the game.

Natalie Smith had 14 points and Millie Skidmore 10 for the Lady Tigers, who will play St. Joseph (mo.) Lafayette in the fifth-place game at 3:30 p.m. today.

Norman (Okla.) North 52, Rogers Heritage 36

The Lady War Eagles trailed 30-13 at halftime and never recovered, falling in the semifinals of the Enid (Okla.) Holiday Classic.

Heritage (5-7) will now play for third place today at 3 p.m. Brooke Menke led the Lady War Eagles with 11, while Sydney Kinnamon added nine.

Farmington 63, Mountain Home 54

Farmington held off a late push by host Mountain Home to take home the third-place trophy during the 1st Arkansas Bail Bonds Tournament.

Farmington had hit Mountain Home with a 19-9 third quarter and led by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Bombers wouldn't go away, pulling as close as five late in the game.

Alexis Roach scored for a 57-46 Farmington lead when Anna Grace Foreman scored and teammate Hannah Pfeifer knocked down a 3-pointer to bring Mountain Home within 57-51 with 2:52 remaining.

Farmington's Makenna Vanzant hit two free throws, and Pfeifer answered on the other end with her sixth trey of the night to climb within 59-54 with exactly 1 minute to play.

The Lady Cardinals missed the front end of a one-and-one, but the Lady Bombers failed to make it a one-possession game at the other end. Vanzant followed by knocking down both ends of a one-and-one to seal the victory.

Pfeifer led all scorers with 20 points, while Madisyn Pense Farmington with 18, followed by Vanzant and Roach with 15 apiece.

Valley Springs 41, Jasper 22

The Lady Tigers advanced to the finals of the Cornerstone Bank Holiday Classic in Berryville.

Brylee Graddy led a balanced Valley Springs (14-7) attack with 8 points. Sierra Johnson led Jasper (15-5) with 10. Jasper played without leading scorer Leah Shellnut, who was injured in Thursday's win over Jacksonville.


Bentonville High 70, Springfield (Mo.) Parkview 58

Bentonville erupted for 51 points in the second half and pulled away from Parkview as the Tigers advanced to the championship game of the Lendel Thomas Classic in Harrison.

Asa Hutchinson had 26 points, 16 in the second half, to lead three Tigers in double figures. Colton Simmons added 17 of his 21 points in the second half, while Michael Shanks -- who returned after sitting out Thursday's game with an injury -- scored all 10 of his points in the second half.

Bentonville (7-3) trailed 14-4 early in the first half, but bounced back to force a 19-19 tie at halftime. The Tigers will play Harrison for the tournament title at 7:45 p.m. today.

Tyem Freeman had 19 for Parkview, followed by Demarcus Mason with 13 and Dontae Taylor with 11.

Fayetteville 55, Humbolt, Tenn. 50

The Bulldogs won their second straight game in the Poplar Bluff (Mo.) Showdown by knocking off Humbolt, Tenn., on Friday.

Fayetteville (7-5), winners of seven of its past nine games, outscored Humbolt (8-3) 16-11 in the final quarter to earn the win in the consolation finals. The game was tied at 39-39 after three quarters. The Bulldogs took the lead for good with 1 minute, 5 seconds left when Jon Conley found Collin Cooper for an open 3-pointer. Cooper led Fayetteville with 13 points.

Frank Morgan added 12, Ronald Johnson 11 and Conley 10 in a balanced scoring attack.

The Bulldogs will be off until Friday when they travel to Bentonville High in the 7A-West Conference opener.

Springdale Har-Ber 61, E-Stem 57

The Wildcats advanced to the finals of the Bad Boys Mowers Ronnie Brogdon Classic with a narrow win over the Mets on Friday.

Har-Ber (10-3) will take on Marion in the tournament finals tonight.

Tylor Perry led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points, while Tyler Garrett added 12. Nick Buchana added 10 and and Zahc Peck chipped in nine.

Valley Springs 57, CAC 48

The Tigers rolled past CAC in the Cornerstone Bank Holiday Classic in Berryville on Friday.

Lawson Jenkins led Valley Springs (17-5) with 24 points and Ethan Flud added 14.

Springdale 57, Coweta, Okla. 41

Springdale High exploded for a big third quarter to take control of Friday's winner's bracket semifinal against Coweta, Okla.

The Bulldogs outscored Coweta 18-4 to turn a 26-24 halftime lead into a 44-28 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Carl Fitch led Springdale (9-4) with 19 points while Trentez Scates added 12.

Andrew Keathley led Coweta with 13 points, while Malchi Jones had 12.

Springdale plays in the championship at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, while Coweta plays in the third-place game.

Claremore, Okla. 53, Prairie Grove 41

Claremore (Okla.) got a 28-point performance from Layton Hartoff and the Zebras earned their way back to the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic finals with a win over Prairie Grove.

The Zebras (5-3) led 15-7 after the first quarter and 29-14 at halftime behind 17 points from Hartoff. Claremore led 42-27 going into the final quarter.

Bray Glenn added nine points for the Zebras, who play Springdale at 8:30 p.m. tonight.

Will Pridmore led Prairie Grove with 17 points, while Demarkus Cooper had 11 and D.J. Pearson nine. The Tigers play at 5:30 p.m. against Coweta, Okla., in the third-place game.

Rogers 67, Siloam Springs 62 (OT)

Spencer Lashley's banked home a 3-pointer from beyond half court to allow Siloam Springs to force overtime Friday against Rogers, but the Mounties outscored the Panthers 8-3 in the extra period for a 67-62 victory in the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic.

Rogers held Siloam Springs scoreless in overtime until the final second when Evan Sauer hit a 3-pointer to set the final score.

Drew Miller led the Mounties (6-6) with 19 points, while Elliot Paschal had 18, including a pair of big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Lashley led the Panthers (1-12) with 22 points.

Rogers plays at 2:30 p.m. today against Shiloh Christian in the fifth place game, while Siloam Springs plays Tulsa NOAH in the eighth place game.

Shiloh Christian 90, Tulsa (Okla.) NOAH 63

Shiloh Christian's offense was clicking on all cylinders in a mercy-rule win against Tulsa NOAH on Friday in the consolation bracket of the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic.

The Saints (7-3) scored 80 points in the first three quarters and the fourth quarter was played with a running clock. Shiloh Christian led 24-15 after the first quarter and 54-29 at halftime. The Saints led 80-48 going into the final period.

Shiloh Christian will play at 2:30 p.m. today in the fifth-place game.

Jack Hutchinson scored 27 points to lead the Saints, while Seth Rosenfield had 16 and Jaret Russ 10. Jaxon Coppinger led NOAH with 16 points, while Duke Wagner had 13 and Tate Brockett 12. NOAH will play at 11:30 a.m. in the seventh place game.

Harrison 57, Forrest City 42

Harrison outscored Forrest City 40-25 in the second half to knock off the Mustangs and reach the Lendel Thomas Classic's championship game.

Skyler Young scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half for the Goblins, followed by Ben Elliott with 13 and Noah Ditmanson with 11. Randal Moore paced Forrest City with 10 points.

Farmington 70, Batesville 43

Skylar and Jaylen Montez combined for 32 points to lead Farmington to a consolation final victory over Batesville at the 1st Arkansas Bail Bonds Tournament in Mountain Home.

The Cardinals turned a 34-25 halftime advantage into a 17-point lead at the end of three. Xavier Staten scored to send the lead to double digits at 38-27, and the lead grew to 43-27 on a 3-pointer by Jaylen Montez.

Skylar Montez scored 17, and Jaylen Montez added 15 to lead the Cardinals, who gradually increased their lead in the fourth quarter.

Van Buren 53, Bentonville West 51

Mekhi Burnett scored on a set inbound play and was fouled with 1.6 seconds left to lift Van Buren past West during Friday's consolation action in the Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic.

Burnett, a 6-foot-2 senior guard, came off a screen, caught a pass and immediately went to the glass with the ball as West, with only five team fouls and 2 seconds left on the clock, tried to foul to run off more time.

The Pointers (8-5) took possession of the ball with 1:20 left after Gabe Hornsby tied the game at 51 with a short jumper.

After holding the ball down to 8 seconds left, Jordan West tried to dribble penetrate and create a shot, but his layup was off the mark. He then took possession of the ball after a wild scramble for the rebound and called time to set up Van Buren's winning play.

Junior guard Kindrix Presley led Van Buren with 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting, including 5 of 8 from behind the 3-point line. Burnett finished with 16 and West added 12.

Senior guard Collier Blackburn drilled four 3-pointers to pace the Wolverines with 14 points and eight rebounds, Hornsby added 13 points.

Van Buren advances to Saturday's ninth-place game against Neosho while Bentonville West will play Memphis Sheffield for 11th place. The two teams meet again next week in Van Buren for the 7A-West Conference opener.

Pea Ridge 64, Arkadelphia 59

The Blackhawks earned a little school revenge on Friday in the Hot Springs Tournament.

Pea Ridge took control of the game in the second quarter and led 45-36 heading into the fourth quarter before holding the Badgers off at the end.

Nick Coble led the Blackhawks with 18 points and Hayden Holtgrewe added 15. Carson Rhine also scored in double figures with 13.

Pea Ridge will take on Mena at 3 p.m. today in the consolation finals.

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