There were several area high school basketball teams in regional semifinal action on Friday.
The Class 1A Region 2 Tournament resumed at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn.
Norfork’s girls advanced to the championship game after squeaking by Mammoth Spring 43-41. Terra Godwin was the Lady Bears’ top scorer with 10 points. The Lady Panthers improve to 24-10 on the season, and Mammoth Spring falls to 25-8.
Norfork’s last opponent in the tournament will be Viola. The Lady Longhorns dominated the other girls’ game 53-26 over Hillcrest, and their record is now 35-2.
Viola did not fare as well on the boys’ side, as they lost to Izard County 84-50. Coby Everett paced the Cougars with 27 points, Caleb Faulkner finished with 18, Justus Cooper ended up with 14, and Dylan Tharp chipped in 10 points. The Longhorns drop to 29-8 on the year. Izard County stands at 35-5, and this will be its sixth regional title game in the last seven years.
Mammoth Spring will be the Cougars’ next matchup after edging out Hillcrest 35-32. The Bears were led by Alex Mero with 16 points, and Zack Flynn added 12. Mammoth Spring improves to 24-13 on the season.
Both of Flippin’s will move on to the finals of the Class 2A West Regional Tournament at Eureka Springs.
The Bobcats dominated in boys’ action with a 61-41 victory over Hector. Flippin has a mark of 27-9.
Flippin’s girls were able to get past Eureka Springs by a score of 44-40. The Lady Bobcats are 20-15 on the year.
The Melbourne girls advanced to the title game of the Class 2A North Regional Tournament at Clarendon, as they topped Riverside 60-47. The Lady Bearkatz improve to 29-2.
The semifinals of the Class 3A Region 1 Tournament were held at Waldron.
Mountain View’s girls breezed to the finals with a 44-24 decision over Charleston. The Lady Yellowjackets are now 24-4 on the season.
Valley Springs will be Mountain View’s next opponent, after they pounded Rose Bud 57-34. The Lady Tigers’ record is now 32-7.
The Valley Springs boys will join their female counterparts in the finals, as they got past Clinton 58-54. The Tigers improve to 34-3 on the year.
Bergman suffered a 68-54 loss to Elkins in the other boys’ contest. The Panthers fall to 31-8 on the season.
Rural Special’s girls will be playing for the championship of the Class 1A Region 3 Tournament after beating Mount Vernon-Enola 68-56 at Bradford. The Lady Rebels’ record goes up to 19-12.
The Harrison girls advanced to the title game of the Class 4A North Regional Tournament at Berryville by topping Ozark 47-29. The Lady Goblins push their record to 27-3.
Jasper’s boys moves on to the finals of the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament at Alpena with a 52-49 win over County Line. The Pirates improve to 24-21 on the year.
In Missouri, the Dora boys clinched a state tournament berth after winning the Class 1, District 4 Tournament at Norwood. The top-seeded Falcons routed the host Pirates 84-57. Dora is now 28-2 and will be in Mountain Grove on Tuesday, as its sectional opponent will be South Iron from Annapolis.
Ava’s boys will move on to the state tournament after leaving Mountain Grove with the championship trophy of the Class 3, District 4 Tournament. The Bears defeated top-seeded St. James 66-58. Ava is 23-5 on the season, and its sectional game will be Wednesday on the Missouri S&T campus in Rolla, as they meet St. Pius X from Festus.
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