Several local high school basketball teams were in action Wednesday as regional play began in Arkansas.
Cotter's girls watched their season come to an end in the Class 2A North Regional Tournament at Marked Tree. The Lady Warriors fell to Carlisle by a final of 52-39.
The Class 1A Region 2 Tournament got underway at Armorel.
Norfork's girls punched their ticket to next week's state tournament. The Lady Panthers invoked the mercy rule as they pounded Ridgefield Christian 71-24.
Viola was eliminated from the tournament in the other girls' game. The Lady Longhorns lost to Bay 54-22.
After being tied, Izard County's boys used a 17-0 run in the final period to defeat Ridgefield Christian 63-46. Caleb Faulkner led the Cougars with 19 points, Justus Cooper scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and Mike Uecker added ten points and ten boards. Izard County secures a state tournament bid and improves its record to 33-2.
The Class 1A Region 1 Tournament began at Alpena.
Bruno-Pyatt was one and done on the girls' side. The Lady Patriots were doubled up by Lead Hill 50-25.
Omaha just missed a state tournament berth in the other girls' game. The Lady Eagles were edged out by Jasper 47-43.
Bruno-Pyatt did not fare any better on the boys' bracket. The Patriots fell to Omaha 67-36.
The first boys' game ended with Lead Hill getting bounced from the tournament. The Tigers lost to Western Grove 52-36.
The Class 3A Region 3 Tournament began its four-day run at Melbourne.
The season came to an end for Marshall in the first boys' game. The Bobcats were defeated by Manila 65-48.
Valley Springs narrowly grabbed a state tournament berth in the other boys' contest. The Tigers squeaked by Corning 65-61.
Mountain View's girls punched their ticket to the state tournament. The Lady Yellowjackets routed Rivercrest 69-40.
Bergman was eliminated from the girls' bracket. The Lady Panthers lost to Riverside 53-43.
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