February 27, 2008 EditionAlso in this issue...
Lady Zebras are regional champsThe Black Rock Lady Zebras added another trophy to their post-season hardware collection by claiming the championship of the 1A Region 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Mount Vernon.
Black Rock will now compete in the 1A State Tournament, which will be held at North Arkansas College in Harrison. The Lady Zebras are scheduled to play Nevada County tonight at 7.
Just as in the district tournament, the Lady Zebras had to face the host team in the finals and once again they were up to the challenge, defeating the Mount Vernon-Enola Lady Warhawks 55-39 in the title game.
Mount Vernon-Enola grabbed an 18-15 lead to close the first half. Black Rock overtook the Lady Warhawks in the third period and led 32-28 heading into the final period. Black Rock dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring the home team 23-11 to capture the title.
Lady Cats are regional runners-up
On Jan. 24, Walnut Ridge senior center Rachel Looney signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Williams Baptist College.
Meanwhile, on that same afternoon, in Monette, Buffalo Island Central star Jessica Shepard was also signing a letter of intent to play for Williams.
The two future teammates crossed paths in the championship game of the 2A North Regional Tournament Saturday night at Cherry Valley. Shepard's BIC Lady Mustangs got the best of Looney's Lady Bobcats 47-33 to claim the title. continued ...
Lady Mustangs finish
The Hoxie Lady Mustangs faced the East Poinsett County Lady Warriors in the third-place game of the 3A Region 3 Basketball Tournament on Monday at Marmaduke. Both teams had clinched berths in the 3A State Tournament with wins in the first round and this game was to determine seeding for the state tournament.
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