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Prep Basketball: Alma, Cedarville come away with key road wins

<p>photo by STEPHANIE PARSON</p><p>Cedarville’s Sean Simkins (20) gets ready to go for the basket as the Pirates won 57-44 on Friday night.</p>

photo by STEPHANIE PARSON

Cedarville’s Sean Simkins (20) gets ready to go for the basket as the Pirates won 57-44 on Friday night.

<p>photo by STEPHANIE PARSON</p><p>Cedarville senior Garrett Parson looks for an opening in the Green Forest defense Friday night.</p>

photo by STEPHANIE PARSON

Cedarville senior Garrett Parson looks for an opening in the Green Forest defense Friday night.

<p>photo by AARON SHAFFER</p><p>Cedarville’s Devon Ruiz dribbles around a Green Forest player during Friday’s 64-28 win. The Lady Pirates evened out their league record, 2-2.</p>

photo by AARON SHAFFER

Cedarville’s Devon Ruiz dribbles around a Green Forest player during Friday’s 64-28 win. The Lady Pirates evened out their league record, 2-2.

<p>photo by AARON SHAFFER Cedarville’s Patience Wise looks to score against Green Forest late in the fourth quarter on Friday. The Lady Pirates improved to 2-2 in the 3A-1 West with the 64-28 win.</p>

photo by AARON SHAFFER Cedarville’s Patience Wise looks to score against Green Forest late in the fourth quarter on Friday. The Lady Pirates improved to 2-2 in the 3A-1 West with the 64-28 win.

Cedarville swept Green Forest and Alma picked up a split at Vilonia on Friday night.

Alma had a quartet of players reach double digits as junior Austin Lee led with 21 points. Junior Jake Folkerts added 17 while both seniors Braxton Anderson and Mason Wight tossed in 13 points each.

Alma improved to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the 5A West. Vilonia dropped to 7-8 and 1-4 in league play.

Alma led 35-24 in the first half, but the Eagles managed to cut into the lead by six, 54-48 to start the fourth quarter.

Cedarville 57, Green Forest 44 (Men’s)

Garrett Parson scored 23 points as the Pirates (13-6, 4-0) remain unbeaten in 3A-1 West play the road win on Friday.

Cedarville built a 17-9 lead in the first quarter and maintained the eight-point lead at half time, 29-21.

The Pirates pulled further ahead, 43-30, by the end of the third quarter.

Cedarville 64, Green Forest 28 (Women’s)

The Lady Pirates led from start to finish and evened out their conference record, 2-2, to move one game behind the league’s leaders Elkins (3-1) and Greenland (3-1).

Cedarville had four players score 10 or more points with Allie Arnold leading with 18 points.

Jordan Knight and Malia Hernandez both added 11 points each while Bailie Murphy tossed in 10. Both Shanda Brown and Maddy Armer chipped in six points apiece.

The Lady Pirates went up 15-6 to start the game and was ahead 36-11 by halftime.

Vilonia 69, Alma 32 (Women’s)

Alma kept pace with Vilonia in the first quarter and only trailed by five, 21-16, but the Lady Eagles took a 34-22 lead in the first half.

Senior Madison Newton led Alma with eight points.

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