MH wins 2 of 3 junior high girls’ games over Highland

Mountain Home came away with two wins in three junior high girls’ basketball games against Highland Friday at the Hangar.
The Junior Lady Bombers took the freshmen contest over the Junior Lady Rebels 25-15. Mountain Home improves to 5-2 on the season.
Mountain Home did not fare as well in the eighth grade contest. The Eighth Grade Lady Bombers were edged out by Highland 13-12.
The night began on a good note for Mountain Home. The Seventh Grade Lady Bombers won the opener over Highland.

On the high school level, Viola had mixed results in the semifinals of the Williams Baptist University High School Tournament at Walnut Ridge.
The Lady Longhorns advanced to the title game with a 50-37 win over Tuckerman. Sami McCandlis led Viola with 16 points, and Braidlyn Fierce added 13.
Viola’s boys just missed joining their female counterparts in the finals, as they fell to top-seeded Jonesboro Westside 69-68. The Longhorns were led by Gage Harris with 41 points, and Blaine Marberry chipped in 10.

Izard County’s boys suffered another defeat in the Barry Pruitt Hurricane Classic at Jonesboro. The Cougars fell to Nettleton 64-60 in the consolation semifinals.

Mountain Home Christian Academy was able to come away with a three-game sweep at home over Mountain Grove Christian in a battle between Eagles.
Mountain Home Christian dominated the varsity boys’ game 71-30. Trenton Cox was Mountain Home Christian’s top scorer with 22 points, Caleb Spray scored 18, and Gideon Spray had 14.
Mountain Home Christian also beat Mountain Grove Christian 51-34 in the varsity girls’ contest. Naomi Spray paced Mountain Home Christian with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Rachel Joiner finished with 13 points.
Mountain Home Christian began the evening by winning the 14-and-under boys’ game 46-8. Mountain Home Christian was led by Gabe Spray with 15 points.

The Cotter High School teams ended up with a split at Yellville-Summit. The Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Panthers 41-12. Cotter was not as fortunate in the boys’ game, as they lost to Yellville-Summit 43-41.

Norfork picked up two high school wins at home over Lead Hill. The Panthers won the boys’ game over the Tigers 64-48. Norfork also topped Lead Hill in the girls’ contest 62-47.

Flippin was able to sweep a pair of conference games over Haas Hall Academy. The Lady Bobcats invoked the mercy rule with a 55-22 decision over the Lady Mastiffs. Flippin also beat Haas Hall in the boys’ game 53-41.

Bruno-Pyatt ended up getting swept at Calico Rock’s homecoming. The Lady Patriots fell to the Lady Pirates 61-39. Bruno-Pyatt’s boys did not fare any better, as they lost to Calico Rock 79-49.

Mammoth Spring’s boys put the mercy rule in effect, as they routed Armorel 82-47. Alex Mero was the Bears’ leading scorer with 28 points, Clint Lester scored 23, and Zack Flynn added 15. Mammoth Spring improves to 5-6 on the season and 2-1 in the 1A-3, and they’ll meet Koshkonong Tuesday when they host the Battle of the Border Tournament.

Melbourne ended up with two dominating victories over Buffalo Island Central. The Lady Bearkatz pounded the Lady Mustangs 79-22. Melbourne also beat up on BIC 79-54 in the boys’ game.

St. Joe’s boys were able to pick up a win at home. The Wildcats defeated Ozark Catholic 50-45.

Marshall split its high school basketball games with Clinton. The Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Yellowjackets 57-50. It was a different result in the boys’ game, as Marshall lost to Clinton 73-42.

Timbo’s homecoming was spoiled by Rural Special. The Tigers fell to the Rebels 79-64 in the boys’ game. Timbo also lost to Rural Special’s girls 57-16.

Valley Springs won both of its high school games over Rose Bud. The boys’ game required the mercy rule, as the Tigers destroyed the Ramblers 77-37. Valley Springs’ girls also beat Rose Bud 44-30.

Jasper’s high school teams turned in a dominating homecoming performance over Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. The Lady Pirates routed the Lady Spartans 58-13. Jasper also won the boys’ game 83-42.

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