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Local teams compete in tourney
Three teams from Lawrence County played second-round games in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Basketball Tournament last week in Jonesboro.
On Thursday, the fourth-seed Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds fell to fifth-seeded Izard County Consolidated 70-65 in Division I boys play.
Sloan-Hendrix led 18-17 at the end of the first quarter. After a back-and-forth second period, ICC took a 37-33 advantage into halftime.
The Cougars opened a double-digit lead late in the third quarter, but a late run by Sloan-Hendrix cut the gap to 50-45 at the end of the period. The Greyhounds took the lead at 57-54, but ICC went on a 10-1 run to regain the lead for good.