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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE — Batesville and Melbourne runners finished in the top 25 at the 15th annual Arkansas vs. Oklahoma High School Cross Country Challenge here Saturday.
In the girls 5-kilometer race, Batesville runners Natalie Meinzer and Logan Bishop finished 15th and 23rd, respectively, and Melbourne’s Emily Carroll placed 17. Meinzer’s time was 20 minutes, 12 seconds. Carroll was two seconds behind her, and Bishop clocked a 20:31.
MELBOURNE — Melbourne’s Spencer Caraway capped a school-record 52-point performance with a steal and a 2-handed dunk in a 75-60 win over Cotter here Friday night.
“We went to power basketball with him and he got four quick buckets to start the game and then hit nine 3-pointers,” Melbourne Coach Mike Watson said.
Caraway was also credited with 18 rebounds and four steals.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — This win was for Willy.
A day after Defensive Coordinator Willy Robinson was taken to the hospital, Arkansas beat Troy 56-20 without the assistant coach. The school said Robinson was resting comfortably, and the Razorbacks dedicated the game to him Saturday night.
“It was kind of a scary day on Friday,” Coach Bobby Petrino said. “So we’re happy that everything’s good there.”
The school said only that Robinson was treated for an infection. Inside linebackers Coach Reggie Johnson called the defense.
SEARCY — Batesville’s junior high basketball teams left Searcy Thursday night still looking for their first victory.
They each went 0-3 in the Searcy Cub Classic. Thursday afternoon, the Mount St. Mary Junior Belles defeated the Junior Lady Pioneers 33-16, and the Jonesboro MacArthur Cyclones pounded the Junior Pioneers 44-14.
“They were very good, is all I know to say,” Coach Kelly Rush said of the team from Jonesboro. “I thought we handled the ball a lot better than we did the other two games, but we missed a lot of shots that I think we will hit in time.”
The Arkansas Activities Association has decided to put the Class 3A State Playoffs on hold indefinitely after Lamar won an injunction hearing Thursday in Russellville.
Lamar (9-1) was forced to forfeit a portion of its season because of the use of an ineligible player. That decision resulted in Lamar being knocked out of the playoffs. Lamar filed for an injunction and Circuit Court Judge Gordon McCain granted it shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pope County Courthouse.