December 23, 2015 Edition

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S-H teams advance

Sloan-Hendrix's Matt Wilkins takes the ball to the basket during NEA Tournament action against Marmaduke on Dec. 19. Sloan-Hendrix won the battle of the Hounds 56-54.
Submitted Photo ~ Donna Cole

The Sloan-Hendrix senior boys and girls basketball teams each won their opening-round game in the NEA Invitational Tournament. The Sloan-Hendrix boys edged past Marmaduke 56-54 on Saturday, while the Lady Greyhounds defeated Augusta 48-18 on Monday.

In the boys game, Marmaduke jumped out to a 16-6 first-quarter lead and led 33-23 at halftime. Sloan-Hendrix stormed back in the third quarter, outscoring Marmaduke 21-10 to take a 44-43 lead into the final period. Sloan-Hendrix was able to hold off the other Greyhounds in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory.

Matt Wilkins led Sloan-Hendrix with 22 points, 12 rebounds and four steals. Colby Johnson scored 12 points, and Tyler Murphy finished with seven points, seven rebounds and five assists.
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WR teams competing in NEA

The Walnut Ridge senior boys basketball team defeated Trumann 68-54 in the first round of the NEA Invitational Tournament at the ASU Convocation Center on Saturday.

The Bobcats led 20-9 at the end of the first quarter and 32-15 at halftime.
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Lady Mustangs record wins

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs improved to 3-0 in 3A-3 Conference play with a 56-54 win over Piggott on Thursday night at Piggott.

Hoxie led 13-5 at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Mohawks were able to close to within 25-22 at the intermission. Hoxie stretched the lead to 42-34 after three quarters and withstood a fourth-quarter rally by Piggott to claim the win.
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S-H sweeps Hillcrest

Sloan-Hendrix hosted Hillcrest in high school basketball action on Dec. 15 at Imboden.

In the senior girls game, Sloan-Hendrix defeated the Lady Screamin'Eagles 58-27. The Lady Greyhounds led 27-16 at halftime and 44-18 at the end of the third quarter.
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Powell to run cross-country at WBC

Sloan-Hendrix senior Jessie Powell signed with the Williams Baptist College's cross-country team during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Bill McCurley Gymnasium in Imboden.

Powell, who is a member of the Lady Greyhound cross-country team, said she likes the fact that competing in cross-country takes hard work.
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