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Lady Mustangs beat Osceola

Lady Mustang Krista Vankirk shoots over an Osceola defender during Hoxie's 59-54 senior girls win on Jan. 11 at Mustang Gymnasium.
Submitted Photo ~ Valerie Orrick

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs defeated Osceola 59-54 in 3A-3 Conference basketball action Jan. 11 at Hoxie.

Osceola jumped out to 15-8 lead in the first quarter, but the Lady Mustangs rallied in the second period to move into a 24-23 lead at the intermission. Hoxie stretched the lead 41-35 at the end of the third quarter and were able to hold off the Lady Seminoles in the final period.

Sydney Gillham led Hoxie with a game-high 24 points, and Kaitlin Henson added 15 points.

In junior girls action, Emily Davis scored 24 points to lead Hoxie to a 48-24 victory.


The Osceola senior boys raced to a big early lead en route to a 69-46 win over Hoxie on Jan. 12 at Osceola.

WR, S-H face off

Walnut Ridge hosted Sloan-Hendrix in 2A-2 basketball action on Friday.

The Sloan-Hendrix senior girls defeated the Lady Bobcats 67-46. Alyssa Nichols led the Lady Greyhounds with 23 points, and Brittany Gosha had 12 points.

Whitney Rider led Walnut Ridge with 15 points, and Megan Jared added 14.

Hillcrest has busy week

The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles teams traveled to Calico Rock to face the Pirates in 1A-2 North basketball action Friday night.

Calico Rock won the senior boys game 48-37.

The Pirates led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter, 24-16 at halftime and 32-24 after three periods.

S-H earns wins at WCC

The Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds traveled to Judsonia to face the White County Central Bears in 2A-2 basketball action on Jan. 12.

Brenda McCain scored 17 points to lead the Sloan-Hendrix senior girls to a 50-29 win. The Lady Greyhounds led 12-7 after the first quarter, 27-17 at halftime and 44-23 at the end of the third quarter.

Bobcats sweep CRA

Walnut Ridge routed Crowley's Ridge Academy 78-43 in senior boys basketball on Jan. 11 at Paragould.

The Bobcats were in control from the start, leading 18-8 after one quarter and 34-25 at halftime. Walnut Ridge outscored the Falcons 31-12 in the third quarter to extend their lead to 65-37 heading into the final period.

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