Izard County loses, Melbourne wins in NEA girls’ quarterfinals

Two area high school girls' basketball teams went to Jonesboro Saturday and competed in the quarterfinals of the NEA Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Izard County was eliminated by the top-seeded team in the Division I bracket. The Lady Cougars fell to Riverside 67-19.

Melbourne will be Riverside's opponent in Tuesday's semifinals. The Lady Bearkatz eliminated Marmaduke by a final of 62-59. Reagan Rapert led Melbourne with 25 points, and Halle Cooper added 15.

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