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Deer coach leaves position

Deer will begin December in an unusual circumstance -- in a search of an interim boys basketball coach.

Adam Brothers announced his resignation from that position early last week, effective immediately. He becomes the second person to leave that position in less than a year as Elvis Middleton resigned following the end of last season.

Brothers, who moved from girls coach to boys coach after Middleton's resignation, led the Antlers to an 8-2 record this fall. His last game at Deer was a 53-43 nonconference victory over Bruno-Pyatt on Nov. 22.

"We were shocked," school superintendent Andrew Curry said. "At the same time, it was his decision."

The coaching vacancy was posted online shortly following Brothers' resignation. Curry said the job, which includes social studies teaching, has drawn interest and he has "a couple of interviews scheduled next week."

In the meantime, Deer girls coach Miranda Gilmore and high school principal Bill Mizaur will handle the boys coaching duties. The Antlers have a nonconference game Tuesday at Western Yell County.

Attempts to reach Brothers before press time were unsuccessful.

-- Henry Apple • @NWAHenry

BOYS

Lake Forest Academy 44, FS Northside 42

The host team outscored Northside 14-8 in the fourth quarter to pull out a two-point win Friday in the Tournament of Champions in Peoria, Ill.

Northside led 34-30 after outscoring Lake Forest 12-3 in the third quarter.

Jaylin Williams led Northside with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Noah Gordon added 12 points and Braylin McKinley had 8.

Woodward Academy 62, FS Northside 61

The Grizzlies fell in a close game Thursday in the first round of the Tournament of Champions in Peoria, Ill.

Northside led in the first half, but was outscored 35-26 in the second half. The Grizzlies had 16 turnovers in the loss.

Jaylin Williams had 33 points and 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies, but also had 6 turnovers. Noah Gordon added 15 points.

On Wednesday Northside opened tournament play with a 45-39 win against De Smet Jesuit. Jacob Joe led the Grizzlies with 12 points and Williams added 9 points and 13 rebounds.

Rogers Heritage 59, Gravette 44

The War Eagles steadily pulled away to defeat the Lions in a nonconference game played Friday in Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Logan Clines led Heritage (2-0) with 14 points, while Kyle Ingram chipped in 12. Jason Kimball grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds for the War Eagles, who led 21-13 at halftime and 38-26 after three quarters. Brayden Trombley led all scorers with 15, including nine in the fourth quarter, and Tristan Batie added 10 for Gravette.

GIRLS

Springdale Har-Ber 67, Joe T. Robinson 53

Four players scored in double-figures for the Lady Wildcats on Saturday in the Slim's Chicken Thanksgiving Classic.

Pacious McDaniel topped the Har-Ber (5-2) scoresheet with 20 points. Dalye Hambelton and Caylan Koons scored 12 points each and Kania Starks finished with 10.

Friday's Games

Farmington 69, Springdale 32

Farmington grabbed a big lead in the first quarter and rolled past Springdale Friday in the Slim's Chicken Thanksgiving Classic.

Trinity Johnson finished with 17 points for Farmington, which led 27-8 after one quarter. Makenna Vanzant added 14 points and Tori Kersey 12 for Farmington. Thaly Sysavanh scored 11 to lead Springdale.

Conway 73, Springdale Har-Ber 57

The Lady Wildcats fell in nonconference action on Friday in the Slim's Chicken Thanksgiving Classic.

Caylan Koons led Har-Ber with 24 points and Pacious McDaniel added 11. Sophie Nelson and Kania Starks scored 7 points each.

Preps Sports on 12/01/2019

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