Accident postpones 4A playoff

By staff reports
This article was published November 11, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

An accident on Interstate 30 near Benton Friday afternoon left fans of two schools without a playoff game to watch.

Three Helena-West Helena school busses and another vehicle were involved in an accident around 4:30 p.m. Friday, shutting part of I-30 for over an hour. The busses were en route to Arkadelphia where the Cougars were to face the Badgers in the first round of the 4A state football playoffs.

Arkansas State Police spokeswoman Liz Chapman told that a few students were treated for minor injuries at nearby hospitals.

The first-round matchup was set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Arkansas Activities Association posted on Twitter at 5:33 p.m. that the game had been postponed and more information would be released "at a later time."

No updates on when the game would be made up were available at presstime.

Ftn. Lake-Greenbrier

FOUNTAIN LAKE -- The Greenbrier Lady Panthers rode a fourth-quarter run to victory in Thursday's benefit game against Fountain Lake at Bass Gymnasium.

Trailing 33-32 after three quarters, Greenbrier outscored the Lady Cobras 13-5 in the final frame to win 45-38. Molly Breshears led Fountain Lake with eight points while Lyndsey Blees chipped in with seven.

The Lady Cobras led 11-7 at the end of the first and 24-19 at the half before Greenbrier showed signs of life with a 13-9 advantage in the third quarter.

Fountain Lake hosts Lakeside in the regular season opener for both teams Tuesday night.

* Presley Hamric dropped 21 points to lead the junior Lady Cobras past Poyen. Karli Bryant and Jaylin Rhoades each scored seven points in Fountain Lake's 40-33 win.

J'ville-Mount Ida

JESSIEVILLE -- The Jessieville junior Lady Lions got contributions from everyone in a 38-9 win over Mount Ida Thursday night at Jessieville Sports Arena.

Allison Speers led the way with 10 points while Abby Storement finished with seven and Madison Cummings and Avery Jones each scored six.

Callie Pedersen had four points for Jessieville with Harli Bassett and Annabelle Robertson each recording two points.

Sports on 11/11/2017
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