The Izard County High School boy's basketball team opened play in the NEA Tournament at Jonesboro with a 68-43 win over Ridgefield Christian.
Justus Cooper paced the Cougars with 30 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Uecker added 15 points and Caleb Faulkner had 13.
Izard County improves to 18-1 on the season and will face East Poinsett County in the semifinals Tuesday.
The Mammoth Spring girls were upset in the quarterfinals Wednesday as they fell to Tuckerman 69-67 in overtime.
Lauren Mitchell and Brianna Hocum each scored 22 for the Lady Bears who fall to 17-5 on the season.
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