Mountain Home was able to sweep Harrison in four junior high basketball games on the road Tuesday.
The Eighth Grade Lady Bombers edged out the Eighth Grade Lady Goblins 22-19. Parker Huskey led Mountain Home with 10 points. The Eighth Grade Lady Bombers improve to 3-2 on the season.
Mountain Home also squeaked by Harrison 31-30 in the eighth grade boys’ game. The Eighth Grade Bombers were led by McGee Harris with 11 points. Mountain Home is now 5-1 on the year, and they’ll host Marion on Thursday.
Mountain Home’s seventh grade girls defeated Harrison by a final of 27-21. Ali Czanstkowski was the Seventh Grade Lady Bombers’ top score with 10 points.
The Mountain Home seventh grade boys also topped Harrison 38-30.
On the high school level, the Battle of the Border Tournament wrapped up its opening round at Mammoth Spring.
Salem’s girls were able to advance to the semifinals. The Lady Greyhounds beat up on Koshkonong 60-31.
Calico Rock was sent to the the consolation side of the girls’ bracket. The Lady Pirates fell to Thayer 43-41.
Calico Rock did not fare any better on the boys’ side. The Pirates lost to Mountain View-Liberty 59-49.
The Mammoth Spring boys invoked the mercy rule in the last game of the first round. The Bears routed Koshkonong 75-31.
Cotter had a tough night at home, as they were swept in three games by Izard County.
The Warriors lost the senior boys’ game to the Cougars 89-44. Justus Cooper paced Izard County with 18 points, Caleb Faulkner scored 17, Coby Everett had 15, and Gunner Gleghorn added 10 points. The Cougars improve to 11-3 on the season.
Cotter also fell to Izard County 61-44 in the senior girls’ contest. The Lady Cougars were led by Allison Newman with 18 points.
The evening began with Cotter’s junior boys losing to Izard County 51-46. Archer Booth was the Junior Cougars’ leading scorer with 14 points, Jude Everett finished with 13, and Noah Stevenson chipped in 12. Izard County’s record is now 9-4.
Norfork’s high school teams also suffered a home sweep at the hands of Viola. The Lady Panthers were edged out by the Lady Longhorns 37-34. Norfork’s boys also fell to Viola 70-56.
Flippin’s boys had a dominating victory on the road. The Bobcats put the mercy rule in effect, as they pounded the Arkansas Arts Academy 73-43.
Yellville-Summit had mixed results, as they hosted Eureka Springs. The Panthers defeated the Highlanders 45-25 in the boys’ game. It was a different result in the girls’ contest, as Yellville-Summit fell to Eureka Springs 38-25.
The Timbo girls had a tough road trip on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers suffered a 58-9 loss at Mount Vernon-Enola.
Rural Special’s high school teams ended up splitting with Shirley at home. The Lady Rebels beat the Lady Blue Devils 82-74. The Rural Special boys were not as fortunate, as they fell to Shirley 81-64.
Lead Hill had a short road trip, but it was a long night, as they were swept at Bergman. The Lady Tigers fell to the Lady Panthers 70-53. Bergman also beat Lead Hill 72-40 in the boys’ contest.
The battle between Tigers was dominated by Valley Springs at Green Forest. Valley Springs’ boys invoked the mercy rule with a 71-33 victory over Green Forest. Valley Springs also took the girls’ game 54-34.
Jasper’s girls did not face much of a challenge on their home floor. The Lady Pirates beat up on Deer 82-51.
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