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Prep Basketball: County teams compete at Classic

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Tara Webb, Auburn Peters, Bri Hobson (24), Tianna Barton (11) along with team manager Brooke Patrick congratulate each other after defeating Paris at the Golden Arrow Classic in Lavaca on Dec. 4. Mountainburg was to face Mulberry for the title game, but the recent winter weather cancelled the tournament. However, both teams will meet on Saturday at the Charles B. Dyer Crawford County Classic in Alma. Tip off is set for 4 p.m.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Tara Webb, Auburn Peters, Bri Hobson (24), Tianna Barton (11) along with team manager Brooke Patrick congratulate each other after defeating Paris at the Golden Arrow Classic in Lavaca on Dec. 4. Mountainburg was to face Mulberry for the title game, but the recent winter weather cancelled the tournament. However, both teams will meet on Saturday at the Charles B. Dyer Crawford County Classic in Alma. Tip off is set for 4 p.m.

<p>photo AARON SHAFFER</p><p>Cedarville’s Grace Davidoff (20) goes up for the turnaround jumpshot during the second half of the Lady Pirates game against Farmington on Dec. 3 at Clair Bates Arena during the Citizens Bank Classic. Cedarville faces Mulberry on Thursday during the Charles B. Dyer Crawford County Classic held at Alma.</p>

photo AARON SHAFFER

Cedarville’s Grace Davidoff (20) goes up for the turnaround jumpshot during the second half of the Lady Pirates game against Farmington on Dec. 3 at Clair Bates Arena during the Citizens Bank Classic. Cedarville faces Mulberry on Thursday during the Charles B. Dyer Crawford County Classic held at Alma.

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Auburn Peters (20) spins quickly to avoid Paris’ Morgan Highfield (22) who tried to steal the ball during the Dec. 4 semifinal game at the Golden Arrow Classic in Lavaca. The Lady Dragons face Alma on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Charles B. Dyer Crawford County Classic held in Alma.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg’s Auburn Peters (20) spins quickly to avoid Paris’ Morgan Highfield (22) who tried to steal the ball during the Dec. 4 semifinal game at the Golden Arrow Classic in Lavaca. The Lady Dragons face Alma on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Charles B. Dyer Crawford County Classic held in Alma.

Alma will host the second Crawford County Classic featuring four of the county’s basketball teams in a round-robin format starting Thursday.

The tournament arrives on the heels after many basketball games and tournaments were wiped out last week because of winter weather that moved through the area.

The Cedarville Pirates (2-1) won their opening game at the Greenland tournament back on Dec. 4 before it was shutdown and will face Mulberry (4-7) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Lady Pirates (1-3) have faced tough competition so far this season with losses to Mountainburg, Class 4A Farmington and Class 5A Morrilton and will take on stout Mulberry (9-2) team to open the classic at 4 p.m.

The Lady Airedales (0-1) are looking for their first win as they face Class 2A contender Lady Dragons (7-1) at 7 p.m. The Airedales (1-0) are looking to add another win as the Dragons (0-2) are still seeking their first.

On Friday, it’ll be a rematch between Mountainburg and Cedarville at 4 p.m. The Lady Dragons edged the Lady Pirates 43-36 back on Nov. 22. Auburn Peters had a double-double 11 points and 13 rebounds and Kaylyn Moore added 14 during that first meeting. Cedarville’s Allie Arnold led her squad with 10 while both Bailie Murphy and Maddie Armer chipped in nine and eight points each.

The Pirates and Dragons play again at 5:30 p.m. Cedarville won the first outing 56-42 with Garrett Parson scoring 31 points with eight rebounds. Moutainburg’s Lonnie Campbell had had 25 points and seven boards.

Friday will end with Alma taking on Mulberry starting with the women’s game at 7 p.m.

Saturday will begin with what could have been the finale of the Golden Arrow Classic as the LadyJackets face the Lady Dragons at 4 p.m. Both teams won two games at the tournament in Lavaca before the winter weather cancelled the remainder of the classic. The Mulberry-Mountainburg men’s game will follow at 5:30 p.m.

Alma and Cedarville will wrap up the classic starting at 7 p.m.

The Charles B. Dyer

Crawford County Classic

Basketball Tournament

Thursday

Cedarville vs. Mulberry (W), 4 p.m.

Cedarville vs. Mulberry (M), 5:30 p.m.

Alma vs. Mountainburg (W), 7 p.m.

Alma vs. Mountainburg (M), 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Mountainburg vs. Cedarville (W), 4 p.m.

Mountainburg vs. Cedarville (M), 5:30 p.m.

Alma vs. Mulberry (W), 7 p.m.

Alma vs. Mulberry (M), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Mulberry vs. Mountainburg (W), 4 p.m.

Mulberry vs. Mountainburg (M), 5:30 p.m.

Alma vs. Cedarville (W), 5:30 p.m.

Alma vs. Cedarville (M), 8:30 p.m.

2012 Results

Mulberry 56, Cedarville 30 (W)

Cedarville 58, Mulberry 34 (M)

Mountainburg 48, Alma 35 (W)

Alma 72, Mountainburg 30 (M)

Mountainburg 68, Cedarville 37 (W)

Cedarville 59, Mountainburg 33 (M)

Mulberry 35, Alma 22 (W)

Alma 88, Mulberry 37 (M)

Mountainburg 40, Mulberry 35 OT (W)

Alma 54, Cedarville 48 (W)

Alma 76, Cedarville 62 (M)

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