Prep Basketball: County teams grab wins, district titles
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The Pointers came away with another road win while the Lady Dragons and the Pirates wrapped up district titles to go along with their respective conference titles.
The Pointers held Rogers to under 40 points grab another 7A/6A West Conference contest Friday night to win 46-34.
Van Buren led 25-21 at halftime, but limited the Mounties to just 13 points in the second half.
Ryan Pearson hit four treys and finished with a team-high 16 points and sophomore Mitchell Smith added 11 and Jason Harms tossed in eight. Rogers’ Brett Gentz led all scorers with 18 points.
Quashaun Kersh had a team-high four rebounds and Andrew Martin came off the bench to also pull down four boards.
Van Buren has two games remaining this season. The Pointers hosted Siloam Springs on Tuesday and will travel to Springdale on Friday to conclude the season.
The Pirates held off a second-half rally by Elkins to emerge as the district tournament champs on Friday night.
Cedarville led 35-22 by halftime after taking a 21-12 lead to start the game.
The Elks battled back in the second half, but Cedarville took it to the line in the final quarter and shot 19 of 25 from the stripe to sustain its lead.
Garrett Parson, who finished tied with the game-high 25 points, was 13 of 18 from the line in the fourth quarter. Beau Miller, who had 19 points with five treys, was 4 of 5 at the free-throw line in the fourth.
Corey Fincher tossed in 12 points and Alex Cantrell added nine.
For the game the Pirates were 25 of 34 from the line as four players from Elkins fouled out.
The Pirates faces Paris on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Pirates, who finished runner-up in the district tournament, will take on Danville, Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Lady Dragons had three players reach double digits as the squad beat its season average to top Johnson County Westside 60-42 Saturday in the 2A-4 West District Finals.
Auburn Peters led Mountainburg with a double-double 22 points and 13 rebounds. Tara Webb was just shy of her own double-double as she finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Kaylyn Moore added 13 points.
The Lady Dragons have averaged about 47.1 points per game this season.
Mountainburg opened with a 10-2 lead and was up 23-13 by halftime. The Lady Dragons added to its lead, 42-30, to start the fourth quarter.
Mountainburg opens the West Regional bracket in Eureka Springs against Quitman at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Sam Cagle had 14 points and Logan Archer added eight, but the Lady YellowJackets trailed by nine early and didn’t recover as Kingston secured the No. 1 seed from the district with the 50-35 win on Saturday.
Kingston led 14-5 after the first quarter and was up 32-18 by halftime.
The Lady YellowJackets will face Alpena on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Region 1 Class 1A tournament.
Mulberry 52, Scranton 43 (Women’s)
Down by 10 at the half and by 14 in the third quarter, the Lady YellowJackets rallied to grab the win and reached Saturday’s district finals.
Scranton led 28-18 at halftime and saw its advantage cut to four, 33-29, by the start of the fourth quarter.
Mulberry tied the game up 38-38 with 5:09 remaining in the game and Taylor Neagle gave her squad the lead, 42-41 after sinking a free throw.
Archer led with 18 and Brittany Edwards had 13. Lexi Voorhees added eight while Neagle and Cagle had seven and six points respectively.
County Line 46, Mulberry 20 (Men’s)
The YellowJackets dropped a decision to eventual district runner-up, County Line.
Dillon Jones led with eight points and Audie Stringer had five.
Mulberry trailed 23-7 at halftime.
The YellowJackets earned the No. 3 seed and will face Jasper on Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. in Lead Hill.