Cougars capture title, Lady Cougars advance


The Izard County Cougars knocked off the Class 6A Bryant Hornets, 71-58, to win the Central Arkansas Waterjet Challenge on Saturday at Conway.

The Cougars were led by Justus Cooper with 25 points, Caleb Faulkner followed with 20, and Coby Everett reached double digits with 17.

Izard County is 16-3 on the season.

At the NEA Tournament in Jonesboro, the Lady Cougars advanced with a 57-55 win over the Marked Tree Lady Indians to boost their record to 10-6.

Cassidy Coleman led Izard County with 18 points, and Alli Marlin notched 14. Abbie Martin tallied 10 points, Emily Jackson chipped in eight, and Allison Newman scored seven.

The Lady Cougars return to the tournament on Friday to take on Armorel at 10:30 a.m.

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