March 4, 2015 Edition

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regional tourney

Sloan-Hendrix's Bailey Bradley looks for an open teammate during a first-round game of the 2A North Regional Tournament at Monette on Thursday. The Lady Greyhounds’ season ended with a 42-38 loss to Marked Tree.
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Bobcat Luke Wall shoots over an East Poinsett County defender during 2A North Regional Tournament action on Thursday. Walnut Ridge lost 72-63 to conclude the season.

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Three Lawrence County high school basketball teams advanced to their respective regional tournaments last week.

2A-North Regional

The Sloan-Hendrix girls and Walnut Ridge boys both lost in first-round action in the 2A North Regional at Monette.

The Lady Greyhounds led Marked Tree 22-17 at halftime, but couldn’t hold the lead in the second half, falling to the Lady Indians 42-38.

Alyssa Nichols led Sloan-Hendrix with 15 points, while Brenda McCain added 14.

In boys action, Xzavier Reed scored 33 points to lead the East Poinsett County Warriors to a 72-63 win over Walnut Ridge.

Spencer Wilson and Martin Crisler each scored 15 points for the Bobcats, while Kenzie Flippo finished with 14 points.

3A-3 Regional

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs lost to Mountain View 73-59 in the first round of the 3A Region 3 tournament at Manila.

Hoxie started strong, leading 17-14 at the end of the first quarter. Mountain View came back in the second period to take a 34-28 lead at halftime and stretched the lead to 56-38 after three quarters. The Lady Yellowjackets held off Hoxie in the final period to earn the victory.

Krista Vankirk led the Lady Mustangs with 17 points. Devyn Pollard scored 12 points, and Bekah Kopp contributed 10.

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