WALNUT RIDGE — Southside and Hillcrest advanced in the girls bracket of the Williams Baptist College Tournament Saturday.
Southside defeated Sloan-Hendrix 66-27 and Hillcrest edged Hoxie 54-52.
It was the first win for the Lady Southerners, who move to 1-4.
Sami Hallowell paced the squad with 18 points and seven rebounds. Haley Mourer added 10 points and three steals and Maggie Carlile threw in 10 points. Other statistical leaders were Jessica Robertson with five rebounds and three assists, Jordan Hicks with four assists and Alex Burroughs with six rebounds.
Despite not making their first field goal until seven minutes and four seconds into the contest, the No. 14 Columbia Lady Cougars ended the Lyon College Pipers’ 5-game, season-opening winning streak with a 61-57 decision Saturday in nonconference basketball action in Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (5-1) took the Lady Cougars to the limit in the contest behind junior forward K.K. Hodges’ game-high 19 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Hodges hit seven of 14 from the field, five of six from the free-throw line and grabbed two steals.
JONESBORO (AP) — Carl Richard scored 17 points and Harry Marshall added 12 as Indiana State defeated Arkansas State 77-72 Sunday.
Brant Leitnaker and Jake Kelly each added 11 points for the Sycamores (5-2).
Daniel Bryant led the Red Wolves (3-2) with 23 points.
The Sycamores outshot Arkansas State 51 percent-40 percent and won the rebound battle 42-29.
Indiana State used a 20-9 run to build its advantage to 66-50 with 8:49 to play but then went cold. The Sycamores didn’t hit another field goal until a minute remained. However, they never lost the lead.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Martino Brock scored 21 points and Bryan Sherrer and Tim Williams added 11 apiece as South Alabama rallied back from Arkansas’ furious first-half surge to win 74-61 Sunday.
Bad starts to both halves doomed the Razorbacks (2-4), who have lost three consecutive games to mid-major opponents at home in the last six days.
“Obviously, we’ve got to find a way to get better because it’s been a difficult last week,” said Arkansas Coach John Pelphrey, who coached South Alabama from 2002-07.
The Jaguars (6-2) took a 22-6 lead out of the gate.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Les Miles trotted to the edge of the boisterous student section at Tiger Stadium, pumping his fist in triumph.
LSU’s embattled coach was one week removed and a world away from the Tigers’ late-game debacle at Mississippi.
The Tigers calmly drove 41 yards in 1:08 to set up Josh Jasper’s game-tying 41-yard field goal with 4 seconds left in regulation, then the kicker made a 36-yarder in overtime to lift No. 17 LSU to a 33-30 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
JONESBORO (AP) — Ryan Aplin threw for 240 yards and ran for 122 and two touchdowns to lead Arkansas State to a 30-26 victory over North Texas on Saturday.
Aplin, a redshirt freshman making his third start, scored on runs of 6 and 10 yards and completed 18 of 28 passes as the Red Wolves (3-8, 2-5 Sun Belt) ended a 4-game losing streak. Aplin’s 362 yards of offense are the fifth most in school history and the best ever by a freshman.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has become engaged to her longtime boyfriend.
Matt McKenna, a spokesman for former President Bill Clinton, confirmed that 29-year old Chelsea and investment banker Marc Mezvinsky got engaged on Thanksgiving and announced it in an e-mail to friends.
Chelsea is the only daughter of the former president and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The couple was rumored to be getting married last summer in Martha’s Vineyard but the stories turned out to be premature. The engagement was first reported by ABC News.
MARMADUKE (AP) — At first glance, it was just another day on the farm: fields stretched almost as far as the eye can see in two directions, and the brown, spindly branches of cotton plants were dotted white with bolls ready to harvest.
Some of the 20 men gathered finished their lunch and prepared to climb back aboard the cotton pickers and tractors pulling boll buggies, while others headed out to man the module builders, which shape the loose, picked cotton into giant stacks that will later be picked up by workers from the nearby cotton co-op for processing.
SEARCY (AP) — The days of getting away with a little white lie may be over at Ahlf Junior High School and Searcy High School as two school resource officers have been trained in reading body language to detect deception.
The class, “Subconscious Communication to Detect Danger” was offered Sept. 10 at the Criminal Justice Institute of Little Rock and featured a nationally-known expert in the subject, Dr. S.A. Rhodes of Colorado.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas was ranked 40th in overall health in a new report that says smoking and obesity are still among the biggest health challenges for Arkansans and much of the nation.
The annual America’s Health Rankings report is released annually by the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. Now in its 20th year, the report’s rankings are based on 37 health measures.
Arkansas’ ranking is up from 50th in 1998.
GAINESBORO — Lockie Mae Burge, 90, of Gainesboro died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Oct. 29, 1919, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of Horace Eli and Clara Mae Simpson Lundy. She was married to Authur Burge, and they lived on and ran their family farm. She was a seamstress, having made clothes for her family and friends, including wedding dresses. She was a member of Sharp United Methodist Church at Gainesboro.