Prep Basketball: Cedarville, Mountainburg sweep league foes
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Cedarville powered past Greenland for a pair of homecoming wins Friday night.
Allie Arnold finished with a double-double and was 6 of 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter as Cedarville scored 23 points in the fourth to win 62-45.
Cedarville took the lead for good midway through the second quarter, but Greenland battled to keep it close until the fourth quarter.
During the final quarter, Cedarville took 15 trips to the foul line, shot 17-of-28 (six trips were made in a span of one minute), and three of Greenland’s players fouled out. In all, Greenland had 32 fouls of the 50 that were called during the game.
Arnold had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help pace Cedarville. Brittany Murphy added 22 points to lead the game and Malia Hernandez tossed in 10. Both Murphy and Hernandez finished with seven rebounds each as Cedarville outrebounded Greenland 35-30.
There were four lead changes and three ties in the first 12:43 of the game.
Greenland’s Kelsey Vangh took a pass from Jenny Roger and put up an easy shot to tie the game 15-15 with 4:36 remaining in the first half.
Murphy then drained a shot of her own and Cedarville led the rest of the game after Maddy Armer hit a couple of free throws to go up 19-15 at the 3:00 mark. Greenland didn’t get another field in the first half until Lainey Boone hit a big three with 5.6 seconds remaining to pull her team within one, 24-23.
Hernandez was subsequently fouled with 1.1 on the clock and sank both of her free throws and Cedarville was back up 26-23 at the half.
Greenland began the second half with possession and Vangh scored for the visiting squad and her team was back within one.
However, the Lady Pirates hit a 7-0 run with a pair of free throws and a trey from Murphy and Greenland trailed 33-25 with 4:56 remaining in the third quarter. Greenland never got any closer than six points the duration of the game.
Cedarville 66, Greenland 35 (Men’s)
Nine different players contributed to Cedarville’s scoring Friday night.
Garrett Parson led the game with 18 points and Alex Cantrell tossed in 13.
Corey Fincher was shy of gaining a double-double, but finished with eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Abraham Hernandez also had eight points.
Cedarville took an early 11-3 lead off a trio of turnovers and was up 13-8 by the end of the first quarter. Cantrell paced the game with three steals as Cedarville forced nine of Greenland’s 15 turnovers. The Crawford County team led 30-18 at the break.
Cedarville had just six turnovers for the game.
Mountainburg 75, Eureka Springs 70 (Men’s)
The Dragons held off a late rally to pick put the conference win on the road Friday night.
Mountainburg led 25-12 after the first quarter and led 40-33 by halftime. The Dragons had a 15-point lead with about 3:00 remaining in the game when Eureka got on a small run to close the gap.
Lonnie Campbell and Trey Allen combined for 41 points. Campbell led with 21 and Allen tossed in 20. Zack Wolfgram added 11 points.
Mountainburg 48, Eureka Springs 17 (Women’s)
Kaylyn Moore scored 19 points and both Auburn Peters and Tara Webb added 10 as the Lady Dragons grabed their 10 consecutive conference with this season.
Mountainburg (20-2 overall) led 25-8 at halftime.