The Mountain Home High School basketball teams both suffered defeats Thursday night in the second round of the 1st Arkansas Bail Bonds Tournament at Bomber Gymnasium.
The Lady Bombers fell to Norfork 53-42 in front of one of the largest crowds ever at The Hangar in a game that had the build up and felt like a state championship game.
It was Mountain Home who jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead but the Lady Panthers responded by closing the half with a 22-2 run and took a 15 point lead in the lockeroom at halftime.
Norfork's defense did a great job, forcing Mountain Home into 16 turnovers. The Lady Bombers made several runs in the second half but could get no closer than nine points.
Ivy McGowan paced Norfork with 21 points and Marleigh Dodson added 18 as the Lady Panthers run their record to a perfect 20-0.
Mountain Home got 12 points from Hannah Pfiefer and 10 from Maly Tabor as they fall to 7-6.
The Mountain Home boys came up short against Watson Chapel, losing 48-36. The teams see-sawed back and forth through the first half with four ties and four lead changes.
But after being tied at 18 at the break, the Wildcats opened the second half with a 12-2 run to take control.
Willie Webster paced Watson Chapel with 19 points as they improve to 8-7.
Mounain Home got 10 points from Colton Peters as they fall to 4-9.
In other girl's games, North Little Rock whipped Farmington 82-58, Watson Chapel downed Rose Bud 50-29 and Highland was a 45-40 winner over Paragould.
In boy's action, Paragould got past Hamburg 37-28, Batesville topped Rose Bud 71-57 and Farmington defeated Brinkley 62-49.
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