Friday results vary for local basketball teams

Three local high school boys’ basketball teams continued action in the Cabool Holiday Tournament on Friday.
Gainesville had a rough outing in its quarterfinal game. The Bulldogs lost to Alton by a final of 67-57.
Dora dominated the first quarterfinal game of the day. The top-seeded Falcons beat up on Norwood 60-28.
Lutie was eliminated from the tournament after its game on the consolation side of the bracket. The Indians fell to Plato 73-68.

Dora’s girls were bounced from the Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament. The Lady Falcons lost to Koshkonong 48-35.

Three area teams played their second games in the Cornerstone Bank Holiday Hoops Tournament at Berryville.
Viola’s girls were able to breeze through the semifinals. The Lady Longhorns remain unbeaten after dominating Dumas 77-45.
Viola’s opponent in the title game will be Mountain View. The Lady Yellowjackets got past Berryville 41-37.
The Mountain View boys were not as fortunate on the consolation side of the bracket. The Yellowjackets were edged out by Green Forest 42-40.

Three area boys’ teams continued play in the Maverick Division of the Bad Boy Mowers Ronnie Brogdon Invitational Tournament at Highland.
Mammoth Spring’s Bears needed overtime, but they were able to advance to the title game with a 53-50 win over the host Rebels. Zack Flynn was the Bears’ top scorer with 18 points, Alex Mero ended up with 16, and Cole Young added 15. Mammoth Spring is now 11-7 on the season.
Calico Rock had a rough outing in the consolation bracket. The Pirates fell to Wynne 51-35.
Melbourne did not fare any better in the other consolation game. The Bearkatz lost to Star City 88-79.

A pair of girls’ teams played their semifinal games in the NEA Basketball Tournament on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Mammoth Spring was eliminated in Division 2 after falling to Tuckerman 56-44. Megyn Upton led the Lady Bears with 18 points, and Lauren Mitchell chipped in 11. Mammoth Spring drops to 14-4 on the season, and their next game will be Jan. 7 when they meet Hillcrest.
Izard County advanced to the Division 1 title game after beating Armorel 51-35. The Lady Cougars were led by Alli Marlin with 15 points, Abbi Marlin scored 13, and Cassidy Coleman had 11. Izard County improves to 11-6, and they’ll return to First National Bank Arena on Tuesday.

Izard County’s boys were dominant in their second game of the Beach Ball Classic at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as they had a 78-41 decision over Socastee from Myrtle Beach. Justus Cooper paced the Cougars with 26 points and 15 rebounds, Coby Everett scored 20 points, and Chase Orf grabbed 10 rebounds. Izard County has a mark of 17-4, and they’ll meet St. Thomas Classic from Houston on Monday.

Three area girls’ teams returned to the campus of Drury University in Springfield for their quarterfinal games in the Pink and White Tournament.
Melbourne’s girls advanced to the White Division semifinals and sent Branson to an elimination game. The Lady Bearkatz topped the Lady Pirates 42-38.
West Plains had an easy second game in the Pink Division. The Lady Zizzers routed Willard 68-36.

The second day of the Lendel Thomas Classic is in the books at Harrison.
The Lady Goblins swept through Pool 1 after two more wins on Friday. Harrison beat Earle 57-40 and pounded Bentonville West 61-34.
Western Grove lost their last two games in Pool 2. The Lady Warriors fell to Gravette 67-52 and lost to West Memphis 51-33.
The boys’ side is a bracket format with Harrison winning its semifinal game. The Goblins beat Ashdown 58-49.
Western Grove advanced to the consolation title game. The Warriors grabbed a 64-55 victory over Earle’s junior varsity team.

Three area boys’ teams played their second games in the Greenwood Blue and Gold Tournament in Springfield.
West Plains was victorious in its first consolation game of the Gold Division. The Zizzers beat Spokane 62-49.
Branson got beat in the quarterfinals of the Blue Division. The Pirates fell to Hartville by a score of 55-25.
On the consolation side of the Blue Division, Ava was able to survive. The Bears defeated Springfield Hillcrest 81-74.

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