The Hot Springs Lady Trojans set the tone for the rest of the game with a barrage of first-quarter points against visiting Camden Fairview Tuesday night.
Guards Kiah Beauford, Ariana Guinn and Imani Honey combined for 20 points in the opening period as the Lady Trojans built a commanding 30-7 lead before cruising to a 66-35 win at Trojan Fieldhouse.
Stretching its winning streak to 14 games, Hot Springs improved to 22-3 overall and 10-0 in conference.
Behind seven points from Guinn and four points from sophomore guard Alivia Erby, the Lady Trojans added 22 points in the second quarter, pushing their lead to 52-18 at the half.
With the game all but over, Fairview's Tai'sheka Porchia scored eight points in the third quarter as the Lady Cardinals (9-12, 4-8) outscored Hot Springs 13-10. Both teams scored four points in the fourth quarter to set the final margin.
Guinn led all scorers with 17 points for the Lady Trojans. Honey added 12 points and Beauford finished with eight. Porchia paced the Lady Cardinals with 13 points.
The Lady Trojans host Texarkana (6-15, 3-8) tonight and close the regular season next Friday at Lake Hamilton (13-11, 8-5).
Averaging 54 points per game this season, Hot Springs had a trio of guards lead an offensive outburst against visiting Camden Fairview Tuesday night.
Freshman J.J. Walker dropped a game-high 18 points against the Cardinals (12-10, 6-7), while senior Payton Hayes scored 15 points and junior Eddie Miles had 13 points as Hot Springs rolled to a 71-53 win at Trojan Fieldhouse.
The Trojans improved to 18-10 overall and 13-1 in conference with their 9th win in the last 10 games. Hot Springs hosts Texarkana (13-8, 7-7) tonight at Trojan Fieldhouse before closing the regular season next Friday at Lake Hamilton (21-4, 11-2).
Lakeside guard Patrick Davis was a one-man wrecking crew against visiting Hope Tuesday night.
The junior led all scorers with 28 points, including nine 3-pointers, as the Rams improved to 6-16 overall and 5-10 in conference with a 64-40 win at Lakeside Athletic Complex.
Lakeside hit 15 shots from behind the arc in the game, junior Ethan Eastwood with four to finish with 12 points. Leading 33-21 at the half, the Rams outscored Hope (6-17, 3-11) 24-6 in the third quarter to take a commanding 57-27 advantage into the final period.
After traveling to Camden Fairview (12-10, 6-7) tonight, Lakeside hosts Magnolia (13-5, 8-5) Tuesday before closing the regular season next Friday against visiting De Queen (2-20, 0-13).
Senior guard Thea Rice was three points shy of a triple-double in the Lakeside Lady Rams' 72-47 win over Hope.
Rice stuffed the stat sheet with seven points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds, while Abby Mahoney and Chloe Porter each scored 18 points for the Lady Rams.
Lakeside (16-7, 8-5) led 16-10 at the end of the first quarter and outscored the Lady Bobcats 14-6 in the second quarter for a 30-16 halftime lead. The Lady Rams added 21 points in both the third and fourth periods, outscoring Hope (0-14, 011) 42-31 in the second half to set the final margin.
Ashton Patrick finished with 16 points and three steals for the Lady Rams, and Lindsey Davis added five points with three assists.
Lakeside travels to Camden Fairview (9-12, 4-8) tonight.
JESSIEVILLE -- Arkadelphia was no match for Jessieville's stifling defense Tuesday night.
Leading 29-19 at the half, the Lions (20-4, 15-1) held the Badgers (7-17, 4-10) to just six points in the third quarter and five points in the fourth, pulling away for a 60-30 win at Jessieville Sports Arena.
Jessieville remains undefeated at home this season.
"I was very proud of how everybody that stepped on the floor played tonight," Jessieville coach Jared White said. "We were a little sloppy with the ball in the first half, but we cleaned that up in the third quarter. We are starting to play our best basketball at the right time."
Senior guard Alex Burleson paced the Lions with 24 points, bringing his season average to 23.7 points per game. Junior forward Tyler Holloway added 13 points for Jessieville and senior big man Bryan Morgan scored nine points.
The Lions close the regular season against visiting Haskell Harmony Grove (3-20, 2-13) tonight at Jessieville Sports Arena.
* Tristen Huchingson scored 14 points to lead Jessieville's junior varsity in a 40-33 win. B.J. Holloway added 13 points for the Lions and Michael Vangilder had nine points.Sports on 02/09/2018