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Prep Basketball: Mountainburg, Lady Pirates secure wins

<p>photo TWILA KING</p><p>Mulberry’s Eli Whitlock (24) battles for the rebound with Keenan Reeves (2) providing back-up during Saturday’s game against Scranton.</p>

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Mulberry’s Eli Whitlock (24) battles for the rebound with Keenan Reeves (2) providing back-up during Saturday’s game against Scranton.

<p>photo by TWILA KING</p><p>Mulberry’s Lexi Voorhees goes up for the shot against Scranton on Saturday.</p>

photo by TWILA KING

Mulberry’s Lexi Voorhees goes up for the shot against Scranton on Saturday.

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg senior Auburn Peters goes for a layup past a Union Christian player during Friday’s contest at home.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg senior Auburn Peters goes for a layup past a Union Christian player during Friday’s contest at home.

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg senior Tara Webb shoots past a pair of Union Christian defenders during Friday’s game at home.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg senior Tara Webb shoots past a pair of Union Christian defenders during Friday’s game at home.

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON Mountainburg junior Evan Merritt shoots as the Dragons defeated Union Christian 62-54 at home on Friday night.</p>

photo by TAMMY HOBSON Mountainburg junior Evan Merritt shoots as the Dragons defeated Union Christian 62-54 at home on Friday night.

<p>photo TAMMY HOBSON Mountainburg senior Trey Allen moves past Union Christian defenders as the Dragons won 62-54 on Friday night.</p>

photo TAMMY HOBSON Mountainburg senior Trey Allen moves past Union Christian defenders as the Dragons won 62-54 on Friday night.

Mountainburg was the only county team to win both games Friday night, and the Cedarville Lady Pirates picked up another nonconference win.

Cedarville 67, County Line 40 (Women’s)

Bailie Murphy led Cedarville with 19 points as all nine Lady Pirates scored in the nonconference win Friday night.

Three other players reached double digits as Shanda Brown chipped in 11 and both Allie Arnold and Grace Davidoff tossed in 10 points each.

Cedarville led 17-12 at the end of the first quarter. Coach Jody Fincher said that his crew took over early in the second quarter and never looked back.

Mountainburg 61, Union Christian 42 (Women’s)

Auburn Peters had a double 21 points and 20 rebounds as the Lady Dragons built a 36-13 lead and held on to win Friday’s game.

Peters had 13 defensive rebounds and Mountainburg finished with 36 boards.

Senior Tara Webb tossed in 16. Kaylyn Moore hit 4 of 6 three pointers and finished with 18 points.

Mountainburg 62, Union Christian 54 (Men’s)

Lonnie Campbell had 24 points to lead a quartet of Dragons to double figures and the conference win Friday night.

Tyler Patterson added 14 points, while Trey Allen and Zack Wolfgram chipped in 12 and 10 points each.

Morrilton 77, Alma 66 (Men’s)

The Devil Dogs scored 26 points in the first quarter to take an early lead and win Friday’s 5A West Conference game.

Alma dropped to 1-2 in the 5A West while Morrilton improved to 3-0. Junior Austin Lee led the game with 27 points and both Jake Folkerts and Mason Wight added 12 points each.

Morrilton led 26-14 at the end of the first quarter and was up 45-34 by halftime.

Morrilton 51, Alma 45 (Women’s)

The Lady Devil Dogs outscored Alma 30-21 in the middle two quarters to hold off the Airedalettes Friday night.

Alma trailed Morrilton 10-9 after the first quarter, but fell behind 40-30 to start the fourth quarter.

Madison Newton led Alma with 11 points and Hailey Ostrander added 10.

County Line 49, Cedarville 35 (Men’s)

The Pirates led 17-10 after the first quarter, but the Indians (19-4) limited Cedarville (11-6) to just 18 points the duration of the game as County Line grabbed the nonconference win.

The Indians held a 30-21 advantage at halftime.

Alex Cantrell led Cedarville with 16 points.

Scranton 39, Mulberry 36 (Women’s)

The Lady YellowJackets lost 39-36 on Saturday in a make-up game against Scranton.

Mulberry had a 29-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Lady Rockets limited the Lady YellowJackets to just seven points in the final quarter.

Taylor Neagle led with 11 points while Logan Archer added eight.

Lexi Voorhees and Sam Cagle had seven and six points respectively.

Scranton 48, Mulberry 25 (Men’s)

The YellowJackets were held scoreless in the second quarter as the Rockets were able to pull away Saturday night.

Mulberry trailed 10-8 in the first quarter, but Scranton took a 21-8 lead by halftime.

Wyatt Reeves led Mulberry with eight points while Dillion Jones tossed in five.

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