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Hillcrest teams see actionNathan Hibbard
The Hillcrest junior high basketball teams competed in the Melbourne Junior High Tournament on Saturday at Melbourne.
The Hillcrest junior boys opened the tournament with a 46-40 win over Salem.
Salem led 25-21 at halftime, before the junior Screamin' Eagles fought back in the second half to take the win.
Zach Doyle led Hillcrest with 16 points. Colman Evans had 11 points, and Hunter Nunnally added nine. Corey Richey scored eight points, and Brandon Scott added two points.
Hillcrest will play in the semifinals on Thursday.
The Hillcrest junior girls also faced Salem in the first round, falling 45-26 to the junior Lady Greyhounds.
Lindsey Crews and Shea Durham led the Lady Eagles with 11 points each. Stacy Maxwell had two points, while Erica Highfield and Lacy Nunnally each added one point.
The Hillcrest senior boys defeated Izard County Consolidated 60-39 on Nov. 24 at Lynn.
Derek Wooten led Hillcrest with 13 points. Dylan Wooten scored 10 points, and Logan Spray added eight. Trevor Morgan and Tyler Crews each had seven points. Jacob Clifton had five points, while Tyler Parker and Dylan Brady scored three points apiece. Josh Mayland and Hunter Durham each had two points.
The Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles fell to ICC 67-56. Hillcrest led 28-27 at halftime, before ICC came back to lead 46-44 heading into the final period.
Natalie Johnson led the Lady Eagles with 13 points, and Miranda Doyle scored 12. Tamara Evans and Makenzie Nunnally added nine points apiece. Samantha Blevins had seven points. Katelyn Hammock and Stevie Howard each had three points.
The Hillcrest junior high girls defeated ICC 32-29. ICC led 17-9 at halftime before the junior Lady Eagles fought back to tie the game 20-20 at the end of the third quarter.
Crews had 19 points to lead Hillcrest. Durham had six points, and Natalie Glenn had three. Kathryn Tidwell and Ashley Mansfield each scored two points.