Postseason basketball continues Thursday in Arkansas, Missouri

High school basketball makes up much of the local Thursday schedule as the first round of regional play comes to an end in Arkansas.

The Class 3A Region 3 Tournament continues at Melbourne. In girls' action, the host Lady Bearkatz face Corning at 4 p.m., and Valley Springs meets Hoxie at 7:00 in a rematch of last year's Class 3A state championship game. Yellville-Summit's boys takes on Osceola at 8:30.

The Salem girls will play their first game in the Class 2A North Regional Tournament at Marked Tree. The Lady Greyhounds will be paired with Earle at 7:00.

The Class 1A Region 2 Tournament concludes its opening round at Armorel. On the girls' side, Calico Rock tips off at 4:00 against Maynard, and Mammoth Spring plays the host Lady Tigers at 7:00. On the boys' bracket, Mammoth Spring meets Bay at 5:30, and Calico Rock faces Rector at 8:30.

The Class 1A Region 1 Tournament resumes at Alpena. In the girls' games, Western Grove takes on the host Lady Leopards at 4:00, and St. Joe will be matched up with Kingston at 7:00. Jasper's boys will play Kingston at 5:30.

Two area teams will play their openers in the Class 1A Region 3 Tournament at West Side High School in Greers Ferry. The Rural Special girls will goup against Sacred Heart at 7:00, and Timbo's boys meet Wonderview at 8:30.

Thursday will also be another night of district play in Missouri.
Gainesville's boys will compete in the semifinals of the Class 2, District 4 Tournament at Norwood. The Bulldogs will face Hartville at 7:30.
The Dora girls are one win away from securing a state tourament bid. The Lady Falcons will be in front of the home crowd as the take on Bradleyville in the championship game of the Class 1, District 4 Tournament. Tip-off is set for 7:00.

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