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Hillcrest loses close contestsNathan Hibbard
The Mammoth Spring Bears edged Hillcrest 45-44 in senior boys basketball on Jan. 26 at Mammoth Spring. Hillcrest led 22-17 at halftime.
Derek Wooten and Trevor Morgan each scored 11 points for the Screamin' Eagles. Dylan Wooten had 10 points, and Logan Spray added eight. Tyler Crews and Billy Brannon each scored two points.
Hillcrest dropped a 45-39 decision at Viola on Jan. 25.
The Eagles led 21-18 at halftime.
Derek Wooten led Hillcrest with 19 points. Dylan Wooten and Spray each scored eight points. Crews and Morgan each added two points.
The Hillcrest junior high boys lost a hard-fought game to Viola 37-31 in double-overtime.
The game was tied 13-13 at halftime and 20-20 after three quarters. Viola led 27-24 in the final seconds, before Hillcrest's Brandon Scott hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
The teams were tied 31-31 at the end of the first extra period, but the junior Longhorns pulled away in the second overtime to claim the win.
For Hillcrest, Zach Doyle scored 10 points, and Colman Evan had seven. Hunter Nunnally and Scott each had five points, and Corey Richey added four.