December 7, 2016 Edition

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The Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds defeated Riverside 68-64 in the boys final of the 58th annual Williams Baptist College Basketball Tournament Saturday at WBC's Southerland-Mabee Center. Team members include (front, from left): Tommy Haynes (manager), Logan Dail, Braden Brand, Jordan Dail, Dylan Decker, Dakota Jones, Seth Gholson (manager), Briar Miller (manager); (back) Randy Tucker, Colby Johnson, Tyler Murphy, Kierce Due, Brantley Gholson, Ben Meigs, Hunter Stallings, Corey Hill, Jacob Smith, Dakota Ratliff, Billy McCune (manager) and head coach Jeremy Cude. Not pictured are managers Anthony Campbell and Jamie Zimmerman.

S-H, Pocahontas claim WBC titles

The 58th annual Williams Baptist College High School Tournament came to a close on Saturday with champions being crowned in the boys and girls divisions.

Boys final
S-H - Riverside

The Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds overcame a slow start to defeat the Riverside Rebels 68-64 in the boys championship of the WBC Tournament on Saturday at WBC's Southerland-Mabee Center.

The Rebels opened up a 22-2 lead before the Greyhounds clawed their way back into the contest, getting within four at the end of the first half.

Hillcrest sweeps ICC

Hillcrest defeated Izard County Consolidated 54-41 in junior boys basketball Dec. 1 at Brockwell.

Hillcrest trailed 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, but came back in the second period to lead 23-21 at the intermission. The junior Screamin' Eagles pulled away to a 40-26 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Colton Rose led Hillcrest with 20 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Caleb James had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Cats have busy week

The Walnut Ridge Bobcats traveled to Paragould to take on the Crowley's Ridge Academy Falcons in high school boys basketball on Friday.

CRA won the senior boys game 61-46.

The Falcons were in front most of the way, leading 15-10 after one quarter, 27-24 at halftime and 47-38 at the end of the third period.

Drew Flippo led the Bobcats with 15 points, while Andrew Coker added

Lady Mustangs record victories

Hoxie's Lady Mustangs enjoyed a successful week on the basketball court, with the senior high team winning three games, and the junior Lady Mustangs remaining undefeated.


Sydney Gillham had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Lady Mustangs defeated Highland 57-47 in senior girls basketball action Friday at Highland.

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