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Rams pick up first win of season

by STAFF REPORTS | December 9, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

RUSSELLVILLE -- After an 0-7 start, Lakeside put one in the win column for first-year coach Eddie Lamb Thursday night.

Behind 19 points from Sawyer Lamb and 14 points from Patrick Davis, the Rams downed Arkadelphia 56-36 in the consolation bracket of the Russellville tournament.

Lakeside resumes district play against visiting Lake Hamilton Friday at Lakeside Athletic Complex.

Mountain Pine-Hector

ENGLAND -- Mountain Pine rolled to another big win in the England Classic Thursday night, downing Hector 71-28.

The Red Devils took control early, putting up 23 points as they took a 23-6 lead after eight minutes. Mountain Pine added 11 in the second while giving up seven for a 34-13 halftime lead.

The Red Devils again came out strong in the third frame, adding 26 for a 60-22 lead going into the final period.

Matt Snow paced the Red Devils with 23 points, all but two coming off of three-pointers. Cason Porter added 11.

Mountain Pine (8-1) will travel to Cutter Morning Star Tuesday.

* Despite 15 points from Ali Meeks, the Mountain Pine Lady Red Devils dropped to 2-5 on the season with a 56-45 loss to Hector in the England Classic Thursday night.

Summer Godwin finished with 14 points for Mountain Pine while freshman Kalariya McDaniel chipped in with 10 points. Grace Galarza had four points and Tanay Tash finished with two to round out the scorers for the Lady Red Devils.

Centerpoint junior

basketball

POYEN -- Centerpoint's junior boys and junior girls will both be playing in the finals of the Poyen Junior Invitational tournament today.

The junior Knights (7-0) punched their ticket after downing Bauxite, 43-34, in the semi-finals Thursday. The junior Lady Knights (6-1) bested host Poyen, 30-20.

Christian Miller paced the junior Knights in the semi-final with 27 points, and Kaden Bryant added six.

Jordan Edwards and Monika Flores led the junior Lady Knights with seven each. Emily Balliette and Hagen Clark added six each.

The junior Lady Knights face Magnet Cove at 6:20 p.m., and the junior Knights face Jessieville at 7:20 p.m.

* Miller led the junior Knights past Fountain Lake, 45-29, Wednesday in the tournament.

Miller put up 24, and Bryant had eight.

The junior Lady Knights had a balanced night with Marlee Bright and Caroline Duggar leading the team past Fountain Lake, 40-14.

Bright put up nine, and Duggar had eight. Flores and Edwards each added five.

Hot Springs-Lakeside

Hot Springs' junior girls came out on top in the finals of Lakeside's junior high tournament, besting cross-town rival Lakeside 37-32.

The junior Lady Rams held a 13-11 lead after six minutes, stretching their lead to 23-16 at the break.

The junior Lady Trojans came out strong in the second half, holding Lakeside to five to cut the deficit to six points before outscoring the host team by 11 in the final frame.

Erika Bittinger led Lakeside with 10 points. Adache Igbokidi added nine and Mady Davenport five.

Jessieville-Ouachita

POYEN -- The Jessieville junior Lions punched their ticket to the Poyen Invitational championship with a 54-28 win over Ouachita Thursday night.

Jessieville built a commanding 25-10 lead in the first quarter, and stretched it to 38-17 at the half. The Lions outscored Ouachita 10-5 in the third quarter before tying 6-6 in the fourth to set the final margin.

"We got off to a quick start and never looked back; our defense is improving," Jessieville coach Jared White said.

Landen Daley led all scorers with 18 points for Jessieville, while Jarrett Davis and Carson Hair each scored nine points.

Jessieville will face Centerpoint in the championship at 7:10 p.m. tonight.

"Saturday will be a good test for this group against a tough Centerpoint team," said White. "I am looking forward to seeing how our kids respond."

Bismarck-Bauxite

POYEN -- Struggling in the opening quarter, Bismarck could not get over the hump as the junior Lions fell to Bauxite, 41-30, Wednesday night in the Poyen Junior Invitational tournament.

Trailing 15-4 after six minutes, Bismarck bounced back to outscore the junior Miners by four in the second period to take a 26-19 deficit into the break.

Bauxite continued to edge the Lions in the second half, holding Bismarck to four points while adding seven to take a 33-23 lead into the final frame.

Dawson King paced the junior Lions with 15 points, and Blake Smith added four. Braden Efird, Braven Golden and Logan Bubulka put up three each, and Wayne Porterfield rounded out the scoring with two.

The junior Lions will host Glen Rose Tuesday.

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