Once the shots came on line, the Batesville Lady Pioneers manufactured a workmanlike, 70-56 high school basketball victory over the Beebe Lady Badgers in Pioneer Gym Tuesday night.
Batesville’s man-for-man defense, ballhandling, screening and passing created plenty of good scoring opportunities in the first half, but errant shots gummed up the works. The Lady Pioneers hit just eight of 22 shots in the first half and led by four (25-21) at halftime.
Hollywood Bowl is hosting the Ms. Hollywood Bowl Tournament Saturday, according to a news release from Lori Hayes.
The start time is 1:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $20. The five highest series will advance to a stair-step roll off and $200 and a “Ms. Hollywood Bowl” jacket will be awarded to the winner.
For more information, call Hayes at (870) 793-3028 or (870) 307-8276.
CAVE CITY — In their first meeting as conference foes, the Southside Southerners edged the Cave City Cavemen 43-40 and the Cavewomen held on for a 33-31 tilt.
The Southerners won the Class 4A-2 District meeting thanks to hitting seven of eight free throws in the closing minutes. Dalton Littleton accounted for five of those. He also had the lone miss.
The Southerners (13-6, 4-2) led 30-26 at the end of the third quarter, Cave City rallied to tie it, but Southside never relinquished the lead.
CALICO ROCK — Trisha Arnold recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Izard County Lady Cougars to a 51-39, first-round win over the Rural Special Lady Rebels in the Izard County Tournament on Monday.
Kaydie Campbell added a balanced effort with 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Sami Wagner chipped in 10 points and seven boards. Ashton Simino led the Lady Cougars in rebounding and steals with 12 and four, respectively.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Zenyatta went out a winner after all.
It seemed only fitting.
The remarkable mare whose charisma earned the public’s affection, and whose perfect career was ended in her final race, was voted Horse of the Year on Monday night over the only opponent ever to defeat her on the track.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers added time to their “best played” moments Friday night at Pioneer Gymnasium, and the result was a 55-29 shellacking of the Blytheville Lady Chickasaws.
The week before, the Lady Pioneers played the “best quarter and half a quarter we’ve played,” Batesville Coach Patricia Stave said, but the Paragould Lady Rams rallied from behind in the second half and won that 5A-East District opener.
PULASKI, Tenn. — The Lyon College women were unable to fight the turnover bug in a TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball contest at Martin Methodist on Saturday, falling to the RedHawks, 94-84.
The Scots outshot the RedHawks 53 to 47 percent, but they turned the ball over 32 times and were outrebounded by 17.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen outscored the Marianna Lee Trojans 12-4 in overtime to collect a Class 4A-2 victory here Friday night.
Seth Foreman led Cave City (8-7, 5-2) with 18 points while teammates Chaz Mathews and Taylor Milligan threw in 11 and 10, respectively.
The Cavewomen (12-5, 4-3) were 65-51 winners behind 20 points from Brooklyn Brinkley, 15 from Lindsey Wooldridge and 13 from Rachel Roebuck. Brinkley and Roebuck were also credited with seven rebounds apiece and Jessica Hall dealt nine assists.
PULASKI, Tenn. — The No. 6 Martin Methodist RedHawks overcame a 9-point deficit in the last three minutes to edge the Lyon Scots 68-66 here Saturday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference mens basketball game.
The undefeated RedHawks (15-0, 3-0) trailed almost the entire second half and the Scots (6-9, 0-4) were ahead 66-57 with less than three minutes remaining.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Khaalidah Miller hit a 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds remaining to lift Georgia to a 59-56 win over No. 20 Arkansas on Thursday night.
The win was the Lady Bulldogs’ second straight over a ranked opponent following a victory at then-No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday. It marks the first time Georgia (13-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) has won back-to-back road games over ranked teams in 15 seasons.
The win is also the 800th in school history, with Georgia becoming the 10th program with that many wins.
PARAGOULD — Greene County Tech walloped Batesville in a pair of 5A-East District junior high basketball games here Thursday night.
The Junior Lady Golden Eagles won 46-7 and the Junior Eagles won 47-18.
“They were real physical and real aggressive, and we didn’t handle it very well,” Batesville Coach Chip McDonald. “They scored a lot of their points off turnovers.”
The Junior Lady Pioneers fell to 11-2 overall and 1-5 in the district.
Jace Bristow led the Junior Eagles with 16 points. Nick Morton scored seven points for the Junior Pioneers.