VALLEY SPRINGS — The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz boys and girls swept games Tuesday night advancing to the semifinals.
The Junior Lady Bearkatz defeated the Marshall Junior Lady Bobcats 47-25, leading 18-8, 35-8, 41-14 at the quarter breaks. Shelby Byran led Melbourne with 17 points. Kelly Cooper added 10.
The Melbourne junior girls are scheduled to play Bergman Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Exactly three weeks after their last win, Gerald Robinson and his Georgia teammates finally snapped a 4-game losing streak that had the Bulldogs sitting at the bottom of the SEC standings.
Robinson scored a career-high 27 points and Georgia beat Arkansas 81-59 on Wednesday night to keep the Razorbacks winless on the road.
“We were determined to get a win,” Robinson said. “We needed it bad.”
Robinson made 10 of 13 shots and added six rebounds and five assists.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Shenise Johnson scored 19 points and Riquna Williams added 17 to lead No. 6 Miami to a 61-37 win over No. 22 North Carolina on Wednesday night.
Stefanie Yderstrom chipped in 10 points for the Hurricanes, who won their 38th straight home game.
The 38-game home streak is the third-longest active streak in the nation. Only Connecticut (98) and Stanford (74) have longer streaks.
With the win, Miami (21-3, 10-1 ACC) avenged its only loss in the ACC. North Carolina beat Miami 65-63 in Chapel Hill on Jan. 2.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Austin Rivers buried a 3-pointer at the horn to give No. 10 Duke an 85-84 win over No. 5 North Carolina on Wednesday night.
Rivers scored a season-high 29 points and hit six 3s, though the last will certainly live on in the lore on the fierce rivalry.
LSU fans had all but disappeared into the New Orleans night by the final minutes of last month’s dreary BCS title game, leaving en masse when they figured out a team that couldn’t get past the 50-yard-line wasn’t going to magically find a way to cross the goal line. They weren’t alone, with people across the nation abandoning their TVs in hope of finding something even remotely more interesting.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Mike Anderson’s first job as Arkansas’ coach last March was to keep the school’s heralded recruiting class together.
Little did Anderson know at the time just how important that class would prove this season — and likely in the future for the Razorbacks.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Newport Lady Greyhounds 49-37 as Jordan Hicks led the Lady Southerners with nine points, including two big 3-pointers in the third quarter.
The Lady Southerners were down 13-8 at the first-quarter break, but Lynsey Ellis and Jennifer Wyatt came off the bench and each hit 3-pointers to help Southside lead. The Lady Southerners led 21-18 and 35-23 at the next two quarter breaks.
Jessica Robertson added eight in the third quarter to help clinch the victory, Coach Malcolm Long said.
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.