The Cave City Cavemen battled from the 14th seed and culminated a run through the Lyon College Invitational Tournament with a 44-35 win over the Melbourne Bearkatz in the championship game Saturday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Along the way, the Cavemen had to beat the top three seeds. The journey to the top began with a win over Heber Springs and was followed with victories against defending champion Mountain View, Viola and Melbourne.
Cave City last won the title in 2006 against Greers Ferry West Side.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Tadre Sheppard recorded a double-double and Jared Rehmel scored 21 points, leading Central Arkansas to an 81-71 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
Sheppard also scored 21 points to go along with his 16 rebounds for the Bears (4-5), who have won three straight since a 5-game losing skid in November. Chris Poellnitz added 16 points and Imad Qahwash had 10.
Jonesboro Lady Golden Hurricane (6-2) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (5-4), Pioneer Gym, 7 p.m.
Both teams come in fresh from tournament victories on Saturday. Jonesboro, which defeated Wynne 50-35 in the fifth-place game of the McDonald’s Shootout in Paragould, defeated Batesville 50-41 in the first-round of the Searcy Bank Tournament on Nov. 28. Whitney Keith led Jonesboro in scoring in both those games, as she usually does. Tameka Scott, a quick and dandy ball-handling point guard is another leader for Jonesboro.
MORRILTON — After a disappointing semifinal loss Friday night, the Batesville Lady Pioneers bounced back to win the third-place game in the Northwest Modern Woodmen Tournament here Saturday.
After leading most of the way, the Lady Pioneers fell to the Pottsville Lady Apaches 65-57. The next afternoon, they defeated the Clarksville Lady Panthers 50-34.
On Friday, Batesville led 17-15, 27-25 and 45-41 at the quarter breaks.
The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets turned up the defensive pressure, blanked the Heber Springs Lady Panthers for seven minutes and 15 seconds, and collected their first Lyon College Invitational Tournament championship.
The Lady Yellowjackets won 49-41 in Lyon’s Becknell Gymnasium Saturday night, improving their record to 9-2. In Friday’s semifinal round, they defeated the Viola Lady Longhorns 43-30.
The Lady ’Jackets allowed an average of 32 points per game in their four tournament contests — a tournament-low.
FORREST CITY — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers remained unbeaten in 5A-East District basketball with a 29-25 decision against the Forrest City Junior Lady Mustangs here Thursday night.
Forrest City led 6-5 after one quarter of play and 13-12 at halftime. The Junior Lady Pioneers led 21-17 after three quarters of play and didn’t trail again.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two golfers quoted by a weekly magazine as making disparaging remarks about Tiger Woods and his marriage said Thursday night they never spoke to the publication.
In a story that Life & Style posted on its Web site, Ben Crane is quoted as saying Woods is a “phony and a fake” and that Woods’ wife knew about allegations of extramarital affairs. It also quotes Charles Warren as saying Woods’ wife “had stars in her eyes and maybe dollar signs too” and should leave him.
The magazine said in a statement it was investigating.
The Cave City Cavemen advanced to the semifinals of the Lyon College Invitational Tournament with a 40-33 win over the Mountain View Yellowjackets Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Cave City led 21-20 entering the final frame.
Dalton Bell paced the Cavemen (6-6) with 14 points and Thamail Morgan added 10 points and eight rebounds. Dexter Huckabee contributed a team-high 11 rebounds.
Hayden Adams was Mountain View’s leading scorer with 17 points.
The Newport-at-Batesville junior and senior high boys basketball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed, Batesville High Coach Jeff Morrow said.
The games were called off due to a death in the Morrow family. Lynne Carlson, the mother of Brooke Morrow, Coach Morrow’s wife, died Tuesday in Fayetteville. Memorial services are scheduled for Friday in Fayetteville.
The Melbourne Bearkatz built a double-digit lead in the third quarter and held onto it for a 48-37 victory over the Concord Pirates in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament quarterfinals Wednesday night in Becknell Gym.
The Pirates led 12-10 after one quarter of play. The ’Katz led 16-15 at halftime and added onto their lead with a 19-9 advantage in the third quarter.
Dalton Grigg led Melbourne with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Spencer Caraway added 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Some of our top elected officials took time out Wednesday from the weighty issues of the day to push a bill that would ban promotion of the BCS title game as the national championship of college football.
There’s no truth to the rumor that their next vote will be to declare that the winner of the Heisman trophy isn’t necessarily the best college player in the country.
The results of the last 10 years may support that. The list is littered with players who flopped the moment they left school.