Three weeks later, the Beebe High basketball teams are still quite a bit better than their 5A-East District foes in Batesville.
The Lady Badgers and Badgers each won by 32 points when they met in White County on Jan. 17. Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym, the Lady Badgers defeated the Lady Pioneers 60-34 and the Badgers did in the Pioneers 59-30, and the visitors turned the mercy clock on their hosts in the fourth quarter.
It was a lesson in small-ball baseball and getting it done at the big moment, Lyon College Coach Tony Roepcke said.
In their home-opening doubleheader with the Evangel Crusaders at Scots Field, the Scots won the first game 3-2 when Will Lindsey led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk, Roger Glaude hit a sacrifice bunt to the right side and, after an intentional walk to Chris Kennedy, Lindsey scored on pinch hitter Clarke Smithson’s hit-and-run double to left.
MAMMOTH SPRING — The seventh-seeded Mammoth Spring Junior Bears upset the second-seeded Hillcrest Junior Screamin’ Eagles 51-42 here Monday night in the 1A 2-North District Tournament.
Cody Green led the Junior Bears with 26 points and 16 rebounds. Collin Powell added 17 points. Brad Nunnally led the Junior Screamin’ Eagles with 12 points in the loss.
The second-seeded Hillcrest junior girls advanced, defeating seventh-seeded Calico Rock 31-23. The Lady Screamin’ Eagles were led by Natalie Glenn’s 15 points.
FORREST CITY — Batesville’s junior high basketball teams put together a 5A-East District sweep in St. Francis County Monday night.
The Junior Lady Pioneers shut out the Forrest City Junior Lady Mustangs in the first quarter and held on for a 25-16 victory. The Junior Pioneers won a back-and-forth battle with the Junior Mustangs, winning 40-36.
The Junior Lady Pioneers led 8-0, 12-7 and 19-11 at the quarter breaks.
FAYETTEVILLE — Identifying Arkansas’ big-play man on the road seemed to dominate Monday’s Razorback basketball press conference.
The Razorbacks, 16-7 overall and 4-4 in the SEC, are 16-0 at Walton Arena and 0-7 away from it and currently between SEC road games.
Arkansas lost 71-65 to the LSU Tigers Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. Wednesday night, the Hogs visit the Georgia Bulldogs (10-12, 1-7) in Athens, Ga.
Tip-off is 7 p.m. and airs on the SEC-TV network.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 27 points with eight rebounds and eight blocked shots to help top-ranked Baylor remain undefeated with another lopsided victory over Oklahoma, 81-54, on Monday night.
Even with Oklahoma determined to make things difficult on Griner, surrounding her with pink jerseys, Baylor’s 6-foot-8 junior phenom just kept making free throws. She set a career high making all 13 of her attempts.
Baylor (24-0, 11-0 Big 12) stretched its home winning streak to 36, this win coming only 11 days after they beat the Sooners 89-58 in Norman.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Denmon scored 25 points, Ricardo Ratliffe added 15 points and 10 rebounds and No. 4 Missouri moved into first place in the Big 12 by edging Oklahoma 71-68 on Monday night.
Oklahoma (13-10, 3-8) had the ball with a chance to tie with five seconds left. Romero Osby was fouled with 2.5 seconds left and missed both free throws, and Steven Pledger missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer when the offensive rebound was tapped back to him.
INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Coughlin is coming back. Eli Manning is only getting better. And the vast majority of the New York Giants’ starting lineup is under contract.
Can anybody say repeat?
A day after their 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots, a weary team of partied-out players packed their bags and returned to the team’s headquarters at the Meadowlands and prepared for a parade up the Canyon of Heroes in New York City today.
CONCORD — Sophomore Jacob Roark delivered again here Friday night.
Along with 41 points — his third straight 40-point performance — he scored back-to-back 4-point plays to spark the Concord Pirates past the Sacred Heart Rebels, 86-77, in a meeting between the state’s second- and third-ranked high school teams in Class 1A boys basketball.
Trailing 56-52 after a 15-0 third-quarter run by the Rebels, Roark hit a 3-point shot, was fouled and hit the resulting free throw for a 61-57 Concord lead with six minutes and 52 seconds to play.
PARAGOULD — The 5A-East District-leading Paragould Lady Rams made short work of the Batesville Lady Pioneers here Friday night, and the Rams won with a fourth-quarter rally in the high school basketball nightcap.
The Lady Rams jumped out to a 14-4 first quarter, led 31-10 at halftime and won 56-27 as Savannah Walker scored 12 points and Rachel Dicus and Carson Gill tossed in 11 points apiece. Four Lady Rams totaled eight 3-pointers. Gill led the way with three.
It was the Paragould defense that did the most damage, Batesville Coach Patricia Stave said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elite and Eli. One and the same.
And now there are two Super Bowl championships and two MVPs to prove it.
Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl — in older brother Peyton’s house, at that.
“This isn’t about one person,” Manning insisted. “This is about a team coming together.”