High school basketball makes up much of the local Friday schedule, as Mountain Home will begin 5A-East action. The Bombers and Lady Bombers will have the first of two consecutive road trips, as they meet Jonesboro.
Mountain Home’s girls come in with a record of 11-2. The Lady Bombers, ranked fourth in Class 5A by the Arkansas Sports Media, beat up on Russellville Tuesday at the Hangar. Jonesboro is 6-6 on the season. The Lady Hurricane hosted the Natural State Hoopfest last week and suffered an 11-point loss to Bentonville.
The Mountain Home boys are 9-4 on the year. The Bombers are coming off a nine-point win over a top 10 team in Russellville. Jonesboro has a mark of 7-5. The Golden Hurricane fell to Little Rock Central Saturday in the Natural State Hoopfest.
The junior varsity boys’ game tips off at 5 p.m. at the Don Riggs Memorial Hurricane Gymnasium. The varsity contests will begin around 6 and can be heard on Classic Hits 101.7 and streaming live at ktlo.com
Elsewhere in the 5A-East, Searcy hosts Paragould, Nettleton entertains Greene County Tech, and Marion is home against West Memphis.
Mountain Home Christian Academy’s girls will be on the road for a two-day event. The Lady Eagles will take part in the Lebanon Invitational Tournament.
The Gainesville girls will compete in the semifinals of the Sparta Lady Trojans Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs will face top-seeded Blue Eye at 7 p.m.
Both of Viola’s teams will be paired with Tuckerman in the semifinals of the George Kell Classic at Swifton. The girls’ game tips off at 6 followed by the boys’ contest.
In other high school action, Cotter hosts Haas Hall Academy, Norfork travels to Flippin, Yellville-Summit entertains Decatur, Bruno-Pyatt makes the trip to Omaha, Bakersfield’s boys are home against Thayer, the Gainesville boys host Conway, Salem heads to Imboden to take on Sloan-Hendrix, Mammoth Spring travels to Armorel, Calico Rock makes the trip to Lead Hill, Melbourne entertains Riverside for two boys’ games, Bergman heads to Clinton, Timbo travels to Concord, Mountain View is home against Bergman, Rural Special hosts Guy-Perkins, Valley Springs makes the trip to Rose Bud, and Jasper will send two boys’ teams to Fayetteville to play the New School.
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