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Prep Basketball: Mountainburg, Cedarvill reach district finals

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Kaylyn Moore drains a freethrow during Thursday’s 2A-4 semifinal contest against Magazine at Eureka Springs. Mountainburg won and will face Johnson County Westside Saturday night in the finals.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg’s Kaylyn Moore drains a freethrow during Thursday’s 2A-4 semifinal contest against Magazine at Eureka Springs. Mountainburg won and will face Johnson County Westside Saturday night in the finals.

Mountainburg survived a sluggish start Thursday night and pulled away from the Lady Rattlers in the fourth quarter to advance to Saturday’s finals of the 2A-4 West finals held at Eureka Springs.

The Lady Dragons (25-2) defeated Magazine 42-34 and will face Johnson County Westside at 7 p.m. for the No. 1 seed to the regional tournament.

Magazine led 7-4 in the first quarter, but Mountainburg came back to go up 14-11 by halftime. The Lady Rattlers tied up the contest 22-22 going into the fourth.

Mountainburg shot 26 percent from the floor and Kaylyn Moore led with 18 points. Tara Webb, Tianna Barton and Auburn Peters added eight, seven and six points respectively. Peters also pulled down 12 rebounds.

Cedarville 59, Green Forest 50 (Men’s)

Garrett Parson scored 22 points to lead the Pirates past Green Forest.

Cedarville outscored Green Forest 13-3 in the third quarter and kept the lead after hitting 15 of 27 free throws in the fourth quarter. Daulton Coffey scored 14 points to lead Green Forest (6-15).

Cedarville led 26-21 at halftime and built a 39-27 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Alma

Both Alma squads suffered a pair of setbacks on Tuesday night at Harrison.

The Airedales (14-8, 6-5 5A West) trailed 43-30 in the first half, but rallied back to cut the lead, 54-51 to start the fourth. Harrison (16-7, 7-4) won 77-54.

Jake Folkerts led Alma with 14 points and Braxton Anderson added 12. Harrison had five players reach double digits.

The Lady Airedales (13-9, 6-5) had a slow start and fell 53-32. The Lady Goblins (15-9, 7-4) led 26-6 at halftime as Alma only score three points in each of the first two quarters.

Robin Stewart paced Alma with 14 points.

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