Basketball roundup



Lady Screamin' Eagle Natalie Glenn shoots over a CRA player during Hillcrest's 52-23 victory on Nov. 12. Teammate Stacy Maxwell is in the background.
Submitted Photo ~ Marla Helms

Basketball season continued for Lawrence County schools last week.

Friday
S-H - Mammoth Spring

Matt Wilkins scored 34 points to lead the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds to a 76-62 overtime victory over Mammoth Spring in senior boys basketball action at Imboden.

Mammoth Spring tied the game 57-57 with a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, but the Greyhounds dominated the extra period, outscoring the Bears 19-5, to claim the win.

Toby Lee chipped in 12 points for Sloan-Hendrix, who improved to 2-6 on the season.

Sloan-Hendrix won a senior girls contest 36-23, and a junior boys game 60-49.

Hillcrest - Norfork

Hillcrest traveled to Norfork to face the Panthers in 1A-2 North Conference action.

The Hillcrest senior boys defeated Norfork in a close contest 84-78 behind a 36 point, 16-rebound performance from Colman Evans.

The teams were tied 12-12 at the end of the first quarter before the Panthers moved into a 43-35 lead at the half. The Screamin' Eagles closed the gap to 60-59 after three quarters, and outscored Norfork 25-18 in the final period for the win.

Walker Morgan contributed 17 points, and Randall Scott added 16 for Hillcrest, who improved to 8-1 with the win.

Hillcrest's senior girls overcame an early double-digit deficit to defeat the Lady Panthers 53-43.

Norfork led 14-4 after one quarter of play, but Hillcrest was able to gain ground in the second period to trail by only 25-19 at halftime. The Lady Eagles continued their comeback in the third quarter and led 37-33 heading into the fourth period.

Katelyn Richey recorded a double-double for Hillcrest, with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

BR - Maynard

Maynard's Colton Watson scored 44 points to lead the Tigers to an 89-57 win over the Black Rock Zebras at Maynard.

The Tigers led 37-30 at halftime and 62-41 after three quarters.

Maynard won a junior boys game 50-42.

Thursday
WR - Piggott

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats opened the 2013-2014 basketball season with a 73-37 thrashing of Piggott on Thursday night at Sharum Gymnasium.

Walnut Ridge held a 22-10 advantage at the end of the first quarter and continued to stretch the lead throughout the game, leading 40-25 at halftime and 56-32 after three quarters.

Allyson McQuay led Walnut Ridge with 22 points. Hannah Massey scored 13 points, and Anna Bland added 11 for the Lady Cats.

Walnut Ridge won a junior girls game 39-21 and a seventh-grade game 10-8.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
S-H - BR

County foes Sloan-Hendrix and Black Rock squared off in an exciting senior boys contest, with the Greyhounds earning their first win of the season with a 78-71 overtime victory at Black Rock.

Black Rock led 54-47 at the end of the third quarter, only to see the Greyhounds rally to tie the game 64-64 at the end of regulation.

Kyle Murphy turned in some clutch free-throw shooting for Sloan-Hendrix, hitting all 10 of his attempts in the extra period. Murphy finished with 30 points for the game, and Wilkins contributed with 28 points.

Derek Nunnally led a balanced Zebra attack with 15 points, while Malachi Gott and Elijah Mondy chipped in 14 points apiece.

Hillcrest - CRA

Hillcrest's teams coasted to three easy victories over Crowley's Ridge Academy in high school basketball action at Lynn.

Two Screamin' Eagles posted double-doubles, as the senior boys defeated CRA 87-61.

Evans finished with 34 points and 10 rebounds, and Evan Doyle recorded 13 points and 14 rebounds. Brad Nunnally contributed 11 points for Hillcrest.

A pair of Hillcrest girls also recorded double-doubles, as the Lady Eagles routed CRA 52-23.

Stacy Maxwell had 11 points and 13 steals, while Caitlin Whitmire added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Natalie Glenn finished with 11 points, and Rachel Crabtree grabbed 12 rebounds.

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