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Walnut Ridge's Mitchell Thompson goes up for a shot as he is surrounded by Crowley's Ridge Academy defenders during the Bobcats' senior night Friday. The game was tied 56-56 at the end of regulation, but CRA came out on top in overtime, 67-59.
Submitted Photos ~ Ashley George


Lady Bobcat Chelsea Treadway works her way down the court during Walnut Ridge's 65-58 senior night victory over the Crowley's Ridge Academy Lady Falcons.
Submitted Photos ~ Ashley George

Bobcats split
games with CRA

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

It was senior night at Walnut Ridge, as the Bobcats hosted the CRA Falcons in boys and girls basketball action on Friday night.

Senior girls

The Lady Bobcats jumped out to an early 21-11 first-quarter lead. The Lady Cats smothered CRA with strong defense in the second quarter to take a 38-16 halftime lead.

Walnut Ridge's defensive pressure forced CRA into turnovers, as the Lady Cats moved out to a 53-32 lead after three quarters. Walnut Ridge held off a CRA rally in the final period to claim a 65-58 victory.

Three Lady Bobcats scored in double digits, led by Rachel Looney with 24 points and nine rebounds. Alivia Hackworth had 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Vanessa Oliver added 13 points and had four rebounds and three steals.

Chelsea Treadway had five points, two rebounds and a steal. Jordan Rorex chipped in two points and had three rebounds. Lacey Cobble had two points and seven boards, and Carrie Massey and Staci Spargo each added two points.

Senior boys

In the senior boys contest, Walnut Ridge edged past CRA for a 24-23 lead at the end of the first half.

The Falcons overtook Walnut Ridge in the third period to take a 42-37 lead into the fourth period. The game was tied 56-56 when the buzzer sounded to end regulation play. CRA proved to be senior night spoilers, outscoring the Bobcats 11-3 in overtime to capture a 67-59 win.

Derek Medlock led Walnut Ridge with 21 points and nine rebounds, and Bennett Dudley added 14 points.

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