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Mustangs fall to Cave City
in NEA tourney semifinals



Hoxie's Cade Crisler goes up for a shot against East Poinsett County defenders during the preliminary round of the NEA Invitational Tournament. The Mustangs defeated EPC 60-30 and advanced to the semifinals where they lost to Cave City.
TD Photo ~ Debbie Richey
The Hoxie Mustangs faced Cave City in the semifinals of the boys 3A bracket of the NEA Invitational Tournament on Thursday.

The Mustangs notched a 10-7 lead over the Cavemen at the close of the first quarter. Cave City let their presence be known in the second quarter as they held a 19-18 lead leaving the court at halftime.

The Mustangs prevailed over the Cavemen in the third period, holding a 32-20 lead at the close of the third quarter. The game went down to the last minutes, as the Cavemen seized a hard-fought win 49-42.

Beau Sisco led Hoxie with 14 points, and Ray Volner added 13 points. Nate Ragsdell had eight points, and Tanner Jarrett added four. Justin Weitkamp scored two points, and Cade Crisler had one.

Preliminary round East Poinsett County

The Hoxie boys used a second-half explosion to turn a close game into a 60-30 rout of the EPC Warriors in the preliminary round on Dec. 21. continued ...

Hoxie girls make NEA semis

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs competed in the girls 3A bracket of the NEA Invitational Tournament last week at Jonesboro. After beating Marmaduke in the first round, the Lady Mustangs were defeated in the semifinals by the East Poinsett County Lady Warriors 64-46 on Thursday. continued ...

NEA 1A, 2A boys
action recounted

The 2007 NEA Invitational Tournament tipped off last week at the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro with action in the boys 1A & 2A bracket. continued ...

WR, Hillcrest girls advance
to second round of tourney

The NEA Invitational Tournament got underway at Jonesboro on Dec. 21. Four Lawrence County teams competed in the girls 1A & 2A bracket. continued ...

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