The Lakeside freshman Rams beat Nashville 47-29 to improve to 5-0 on the season, and the eighth grade team picked up a 45-23 win over the Scrappers to improve to a 3-0 record.
River Cook led the freshman Rams with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sloan Hayes chipped in 11 points, and Luke Lumsden added 8 of his own. Ty Braziel contributed 5 points, while Maddex Ritter scored 4. Taylor Willis and Sam Trusty rounded out the scoring for the ninth grade Rams with 3 points each.
Beau Brock led the eighth grade Rams with 13 points, and Ja'Various Russell tallied 11. Tucker Young added 7 points for Lakeside.
HOT SPRINGS RUNNERS EARN TOP 20 MARATHON FINISHES
LITTLE ROCK -- Runners from across the country competed in the Little Rock Marathon Saturday, and two Hot Springs participants registered top 20 finishes.
Joseph Hoch, a runner from Stoughton, Wisconsin, won the marathon in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 18.53 seconds.
Hot Springs' Taylor Werst (3:12:14.68) finished 15th, and the Spa City's Bradley Oswalt (3:15:13.28) came in 18th.
In the half marathon, Garland County had a third place finisher in Lake Hamilton's Zeke McCain (1:17:43.01). McCain's time was just around six minutes behind Cameron Beckett (1:11:26.59), the winner from Little Rock.
Hot Springs' Connor Ashley notched a seventh place finish in the 10K race with a time of 42:44.57. Arkansas' Benjamin Kimathi (35:59.31) won the 10K event.
GAC ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
RUSSELLVILLE -- East Central's Madison Rehl picked up women's basketball player of the week honors, and Southeastern Oklahoma State's Jett Sternberger won men's basketball player of the week.
Rehl averaged 16 points per game in East Central's season-opening wins over Texas Woman's and Arkansas-Fort Smith. She became the 14th player in program history to score 1,000 career points during her performance against UAFS.
Sternberger broke both the school and conference record for points in a game when the sophomore scored 55 points in SEOSU's win against Arlington Baptist. The Savage Storm's record had not been broken for 64 years.
During the record-breaking performance, Sternberger went 12-for-18 on 3-pointers, and the 12 he made set another school record and tied the GAC's single game record.