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LawCo. teams fare well in NEA



Hillcrest's Logan Spray goes up for a shot during the first round of the NEA Tournament at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The Screamin' Eagles posted a 64-59 victory over Manila to advance.
TD Photos ~ Debbie Richey


Hillcrest's Lauren Pickle grabs a rebound as teammate Shelby Huskey looks on during the Lady Screamin' Eagles' 65-33 victory over Barton.


Lady Zebra Amy Galbreath moves the ball as she is guarded by a defender during Black Rock's 63-47 victory over Marked Tree.


Greyhound Chad Orrick shoots a three-pointer during the NEA Tournament. Sloan-Hendrix was unable to overcome Rivercrest, dropping a first-round game 81-58.
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Lawrence County teams made a strong showing in the first round of the NEA Tournament over the weekend, earning six wins in the seven games played by county teams. The Walnut Ridge senior boys' first-round game against Marmaduke was scheduled for Monday at 3 p.m.

Senior girls
Hillcrest ~ Barton

The Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles jumped out to a big lead early in their game against Barton and cruised to a 65-33 victory on Satuday.

Hillcrest led 20-9 after one quarter, 24-11 at halftime and 42-24 after three periods.

Samantha Blevins led Hillcrest with 17 points. Lauren Pickle scored 13 points, and Breanna Doyle added 12.

BR ~ Marked Tree

The Black Rock Lady Zebras dominated Marked Tree in the second and third periods to post a 63-47 victory on Saturday.

Black Rock led just 15-14 after one quarter, but outscored the Lady Indians 21-7 in the second quarter and 17-9 in the third to carry a 53-30 lead into the final period.

Amy Galbreath scored 20 points for Black Rock. Ashley Stallings had 11 points, and Teri Aden added 10.

S-H ~ Armorel

The Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds defeated Armorel 42-33 to earn a first-round win on Saturday.

Hannah Rowsey led Sloan-Hendrix with 12 points. Kristin Belcher scored 11 points and Latricia Mans added 10 for the Lady Hounds.

WR ~ McCrory

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats outscored McCrory 21-11 in the fourth quarter to break open a close contest and defeat the Lady Jaguars 59-47 in NEA Tournament action on Saturday.

The Lady Bobcats led 27-26 at halftime and 38-36 after three quarters.

Alivia Hackworth led Walnut Ridge with 19 points, and Ashley Baker added 15.

Senior boys
BR ~ Weiner

Black Rock defeated Weiner 52-39 in the first-round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament Friday at Jonesboro.

Black Rock led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter, 27-23 at halftime and 39-32 after three periods.

Les Foster led the Zebras with 16 points. Joe Paul Carey scored 15 points, and Hunter Horton grabbed 13 rebounds.

Hillcrest ~ Manila

The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles used a fourth-quarter surge to defeat Manila 64-59 in the first round of the NEA Tournament Saturday at Jonesboro.

Hillcrest trailed by four points after three periods, but outscored the Lions 27-18 in the final period to claim the win.

Jordan Hunter led the Eagles with 26 points, and Derek Wooten scored 25.

Rivercrest ~ S-H

Rivercrest scored the game's first 14 points and went on to defeat Sloan-Hendrix 81-58 Saturday.

The Greyhounds were within 10 points at haltime, trailing 42-32 at the break, but the Colts were able to pull away in the second half for the win.

Sloan-Hendrix was led by Tyler Gillean with 13 points. Chad Orrick and Chase DeJournett each scored 12 points.

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