Paragould rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to edge Nettleton 35-33 and record its 10th win of the season Monday in junior boys basketball.

The Junior Rams trailed 17-9 at halftime but outscored Nettleton 15-4 to take the lead and held on for the win.

Gavin Hall led the Rams (10-4, 2-1 conference) with 12 points. Jerry Facon added nine, Bryce Bass had seven, Chandler Harrelson four and Nik Lambert three.

In the girls' matchup, Paragould extended its winning streak by defeating Nettleton 36-18.

Keimauri Brown paced PJHS (16-0, 3-0 conference) with 14 points.

Other scoring contributors for the Rams were: Shakira Brown (7), Mikayla Lambert (6), Kahlyn Massey (5), Reese Roleson (2) and Hadlee Defries (2).

The Rams host Mountain Home on Thursday.

GCT girls beat MacArthur

Greene County Tech's girls defeated MacArthur 54-38 in junior high basketball Monday night at the multi-purpose gym.

The Eagles (13-2, 7-2 conference) expanded a 23-22 halftime edge in the third period, outscoring MJHS 20-11 to take a 43-33 lead going into the fourth. Ava Carter keyed the GCT surge as she scored nine of her team-high 16 points in the third.

Brie Sage added 14 -- all in the second half. Addie Terrell also hit in double-digits with 10, Acey Fahr had five, Ella Gay four, Anna Bobbitt three and Karley Burrow two.

In the boys' game, MacArthur held GCT to one field goal in the first in building a 19-7 halftime lead and eventually beat the Eagles 35-26.

Hutson Guinn was GCT's top scorer with 14 points. Parker Brown and Tyler Vincent added four each, Benji Goodman got two and Jonah Lane one.

Tech hosts Annie Camp on Thursday.

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