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Bobcats are district runners-up
WR, S-H teams advance to regionals
Austin Williams scored 27 points to lead the White County Central Bears to a 54-52 victory over the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in the boys final of the 2A-2 District Basketball Tournament Saturday night at Salem. A three-point shot by the Bobcats' Kenzie Flippo rattled out at the buzzer.
Flippo finished with 17 points, and Kyle Nunley added 15 for the Bobcats.
Teams advance to regional tourneys
Several Lawrence County high school basketball teams will be competing in their respective regional tournaments this week.
The Hoxie Lady Mustangs are scheduled to play Bergman on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the 3A Region 3 Tournament at Yellville. A victory would send the Lady Mustangs into the semifinals on Friday at 4 p.m. The consolation game of the girls bracket will be played on Saturday at noon, with the girls' final scheduled for 6 p.m.
Lady Mustangs are district runners-up
Regular-season conference co-champions Hoxie and Rivercrest met in the girls' final of the 3A-3 District Basketball Tournament on Thursday at Wilson. The host Rivercrest Lady Colts edged the Lady Mustangs 57-54 to claim the district crown.
Hoxie led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Colts took control of the game in the second quarter to move into a 30-21 lead at the intermission. Rivercrest led 37-29 after three quarters, but the Lady Mustangs mounted a fourth-quarter rally and stormed back to take a 44-43 lead with less than three minutes remaining. Rivercrest regained the lead and used clutch free-throw shooting in the closing minutes to hold off the Lady Mustangs.
Lady Screamin' Eagles advance to regionals
The Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles defeated Viola 50-31 in the first round of the 1A-2 North District Basketball Tournament on Feb. 16 at Viola. The win secured a spot in the 1A Region 2 Tournament for the Lady Eagles.
Against Viola, the Lady Screamin' Eagles were in control most of the game, leading 15-10 after one quarter, 26-21 at halftime and 37-24 after three periods.