February 22, 2012 Edition

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Hoxie and Hillcrest teams faced off in the last regular season basketball games for both schools. Lady Mustang Cayley Rosson goes for a ball with Hillcrest's Lindsey Crews hot on her heels during senior girls action. All four teams, along with the Black Rock boys, earned berths in their respective regional tournaments, which begin tonight.
Submitted Photo ~ Lori Highfield

Five teams advance
to regional tourneys

Hoxie's Brody VanWinkle shoots as he is guarded by Screamin' Eagle Jeremiah Turner during senior boys action.
Submitted Photo ~ Aaron Abbott
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Five senior high basketball teams from Lawrence County will compete in their respective regional tournaments this week.

3A Region 3

The Hoxie boys and girls teams are playing in the 3A Region 3 Tournament at Flippin. The boys will play Mountain View today at 5:30, while the Lady Mustangs will face Bergman on Thursday at 7 p.m. First-round winners will qualify for the 3A State Tournament next week at Fordyce.

1A Region 2

Teams from Hillcrest and Black Rock will be competing in the 1A Region 2 Tournament, hosted by Izard County Consolidated at Brockwell.

The Hillcrest boys will play Crowley's Ridge Academy on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., while the Black Rock boys will face host ICC Thursday night at 8:30.

In the girls' division, the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles will play Bay tonight at 7.

The top three teams from each division will advance to the 1A State Tournament in Magnolia.

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