CONWAY — The Lyon College softball team split its season-opening doubleheader with Central Baptist at Conway High School Monday afternoon.
Central Baptist won the opener 5-2 and Lyon took game two 4-2.
In the opener, Lyon used back-to-back RBI singles from Kristi Keller and Kiley Parker to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning.
The Lady Mustangs responded with three runs in the sixth.
The Pipers stranded 12 runners in that contest and managed just two runs on 11 hits.
Keller was four of four and Brittney Fawcett recorded two hits.
SOUTHSIDE — All the top seeds advanced here Monday night in the 4A-2 District Tournament, and one of the host teams was included.
The fifth-seeded Southside Southerners downed the eighth-seeded DeWitt Dragons 44-30 as Mikey Fulcher poured in 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Garrett Batterton added 15 points and Ryan Mesa contributed three steals.
The Southerners outscored the Dragons 14-5 in the fourth quarter as they hit 10 of 10 free throws. For the game, the Southerners were a perfect 19 of 19 at the charity stripe.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners finished off the regular season with a 50-43 victory over the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds in 4A-2 District action on Friday night.
Down 21-18, the Lady Southerners outscored their visitors 20-10 in the third quarter. Senior Brandi Payne led the way with 10 of her 12 points.
Classmates Kelly Jackson and Lunden Roberts scored 16 and 10 points respectively.
Jackson also grabbed 10 rebounds. Roberts contributed seven rebounds.
Lyon Coach Kirk Kelley collected win number 500 as his squad defeated visiting Indiana Wesleyan 11-1 in a run-rule-shortened contest Friday afternoon.
Kelley was recognized prior to the start of game two Friday, but he was quick to deflect the attention away from himself.
“It’s about the program. I know that sounds like one of those clichés, but I mean that sincerely,” Kelley said. “It’s a nice milestone for the program.”
MAYFIELD, Ky. — Maribeth Waters scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Lyon College Pipers to a 56-44 victory over the Mid-Continent Lady Cougars Saturday in TranSouth Athletic Conference action here Saturday.
Waters hit six of 14 from the field and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to give the Pipers (11-15, 6-7) their fourth straight victory and their third consecutive win over a TranSouth opponent. Mid-Continent falls to 2-19 and is winless in 11 conference games this season.
MAYFIELD, Ky. — The Lyon College Scots continued their recent trend of balanced scoring, but it failed to yield a win against the Mid-Continent Cougars here Saturday.
The host team won the TranSouth Athletic Conference contest 96-86.
Lyon (8-16, 2-11) has lost eight of its last 10 games. MCU improved to 10-12 overall and 6-5 in league play.
Freshman Jacob Worlow led a group of five Scots who scored in double figures. He netted 16 points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Andy Lee added 16 points, Preston Butts 14, Quinn Cooper 11 and Craig Amos 10.
It didn’t get flowery or sweeter for the Batesville Lady Pioneers on their second date.
After the Nettleton Lady Raiders controlled the second half for a 53-43 victory over the homestanding Batesville Lady Pioneers in a 5A-East District high school basketball game on Friday the 13th, the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles broke some hearts with a 52-48 overtime win in Pioneer Gymnasium on Saturday, Valentine’s Day.
Now, the Lady Pioneers have to be wondering if they’ll make it to the big dance.
Darn those 3-point shots.
Long shots went a long way to help the Nettleton Raiders and Greene County Tech Eagles get by the Batesville Pioneers in Pioneer Gym over the weekend.
In the Raiders’ 61-40 win on Friday, it was a matter of volume. The Raiders hit 10 3-point shots to the Pioneers’ one. The Pioneers attempted 15 3-pointers.
The Pioneers didn’t have an answer for Jalynn Mitchell, Nettleton’s quick as a hiccup senior guard. He hit two 3s, but it was his penetration moves that added up to 25 points and broke the Pioneer defense down.
BLYTHEVILLE — Like they did the day before, the Batesville Junior High basketball teams won and lost against their 5A-East District basketball opponents from Mississippi County here Friday.
Thursday in Batesville, the Junior Lady Pioneers downed the Blytheville Junior Lady Chickasaws. Friday they did it again, winning 33-18 in a game that had been postponed on Dec. 18 due to weather-related road conditions.
Kassie Foreman scored 10 points to help Batesville finish the regular season with a 9-5 record in the district and a 14-7 overall mark.