• Pipers get by Lady ’Cats, remain unbeaten

    The Lyon College Pipers won the battle of unbeatens Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Lyon overcame a 10-point deficit and defeated College of the Ozarks 77-71 in a nonconference basketball contest.
    The Pipers improved to 5-0, their best start in more than a decade. It was also the first win against Ozarks in five tries.
    The Lady Bobcats, ranked No. 7 in the NAIA Preseason Division II poll, fell to 6-1.

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  • Cave City wins 3 of 4 against Cedar Ridge

    CAVE CITY — The home teams took three of four from their nonconference foes here Tuesday night.
    The Cave City Cavewomen jumped to a 23-4 halftime lead and won 41-19 over the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves.
    Haley Bell led Cave City’s scoring with 15 points, Cheyenne Childers contributed nine rebounds, five blocks and four steals. Jessica Hall and Claire Caldwell chalked up five assists apiece.
    The 3-0 Cavewomen have allowed less than 20 points in each victory.

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  • Heber Springs sweeps Batesville in cage openers

    HEBER SPRINGS — Batesville High opened its basketball season here Tuesday night with a pair of nonconference losses.
    The Heber Springs Lady Panthers jumped out to a 10-point advantage in the first quarter, withstood a Lady Pioneer rally in the second quarter and won 67-52.
    The Panthers also started fast and led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Pioneers rallied to within one point in the third quarter and stayed in contention until the final seconds. The final score was 84-77.

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  • No. 20 Cards handle short-handed Hogs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Pitino easily got the best of another matchup against a former player. Then again, John Pelphrey was at a decided disadvantage.
    Reginald Delk scored 20 points in a reserve role to double his previous career high and sparked key surges in both halves, helping No. 20 Louisville open with a 96-66 victory over depleted Arkansas in the Hall of Fame Showcase on Tuesday night.
    “We had more numbers, we had fresher bodies,” Pitino said. “I’m real proud of John Pelphrey, he’s just undermanned right now.”

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  • Memphis, Iverson end contract

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies announced they have ended their one-year contract with 10-time All-Star and former league MVP Allen Iverson in what it called a mutual agreement.
    Iverson began an indefinite leave of absence on Nov. 7 to deal with a personal issue after playing only three games with the Grizzlies, all in California.
    The Grizzlies plan to waive Iverson, who announced he was headed to Memphis on his Twitter account but hasn’t posted any updates there since Nov. 2 when he played his first game with the team.

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats (5-0) at Lyon Pipers (4-0), Becknell Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
    One team will suffer its first loss tonight. The Pipers are off to their best start in a decade while the Lady Bobcats are faring well after losing five seniors from last year’s NAIA Division II National Tournament semi-finalist squad. Morgan Smith (jersey number 45) is pacing Ozarks with 18 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

    Bobcats (2-4) vs. Scots (1-2), 8

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  • Beebe juniors sweep Batesville

    BEEBE — The host teams swept Batesville in junior high basketball games at the Beebe-Centennial Bank Tournament here Saturday.
    The Beebe Junior Lady Badgers won 49-19 as Jaime Jackson scored 16 points. Haley Hambrick scored six points for Batesville.
    The Junior Badgers won 45-28. Joe Mourer scored nine points in a losing cause.
    “We’re just struggling and I think part of that is a lack of practice time,” Batesville Coach Kelly Rush said. “We also have a lot of new kids who haven’t played. It’s just tough going right now and we have a lot of work to do.”

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  • Cave City Cavewomen win big against visitors

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen made short work of the Riverview Lady Raiders in nonconference high school basketball action here Monday night.
    The Cavewomen raced out to a 29-4 halftime advantage and won 45-11.
    Cheyenne Childers, Haley Bell and Claire Caldwell scored eight points apiece for 2-0 Cave City. Childers also snared eight rebounds. Jessica Hall contributed five assists.
    “I also thought that Lindsey Wooldridge and Rachel McKenzie played really well off the bench,” Cavewomen Coach Russell Fowler said.

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  • Paris awaits Cave City Cavemen

    The Cave City Cavemen are going to Paris.
    Paris, Ark., that is.
    Cave City Coach Jon Bradley had his troops prepared to visit Yellville-Summit in the first round of the Class 3A State Football Playoffs, but an eligibility case last week involving Lamar and the Arkansas Activities Association put things on hold indefinitely.

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  • Arkansas State men win basketball season opener

    JONESBORO (AP) — Daniel Bryant scored 18 points to lead Arkansas State to an easy victory, 93-47, over Mac Murray College in its season opener Monday night.
    The Red Wolves raced to an early lead against Mac Murray and were up 51-22 at halftime against the Division III school. Their biggest lead was the final margin of 46 points.

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  • Playoffs on again

    The Arkansas Activities Association announced this morning that it will lift the state football playoff suspension for Class 3A and the playoffs will begin Friday with all games starting at 7:30 p.m.
    In accordance with court orders from fifth judicial circuit judge Gordon McCain, who serves Franklin, Johnson and Pope Counties, the AAA has reinstated Lamar High School as the second-place team from the Class 3A-4 District.

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  • Weatherford, Mead win Run Wild for A Child 5K championship races

    Clan Weatherford and Melanie Mead won the Run Wild for A Child 5K championships Saturday morning.
    The event was the last in the White River Roadrunners Race Series, the overall male’s title of which Weatherford had already clinched. The 39-year-old from Mount Pleasant won all six races in the series. The previous races were the Penguin 5K, 1040 Tax Run, 4-Mile Classic, Sara Low Memorial 5K and White River Medical Center 5K.
    Weatherford’s winning time Saturday was 17 minutes, 56.07 seconds.

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