Boys Basketball

Osceola 68, Manila 56

MANILA — Osceola pulled away in the second half Tuesday for a 68-56 victory over Manila in an early 3A-3 conference senior boys’ basketball showdown.

Chris Littleton made six 3-point shots in scoring 21 points for the Seminoles (8-2, 7-0 conference). Osceola led 32-30 at halftime and 50-43 at the end of the third quarter.

Daylin Love added 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots for Osceola. Anthony Harris contributed 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

Ty Wagner and Brayden Nunnally scored 19 points each to lead Manila (10-4, 5-1 conference).

Osceola won the junior boys’ game 40-30, led by Kenen Jackson with 15 points and Jarion Wong with 13. Luke Kirk scored 11 points for Manila.

Tuckerman 54, Cedar Ridge 50

TUCKERMAN — Tuckerman avenged its only 2A-2 conference loss to date by defeating Cedar Ridge 54-50 in senior boys’ basketball Tuesday.

Jayden Shannon scored 23 points to lead the Bulldogs (15-6, 4-1 conference). Cameron Jones added 18 points and Jamy Fears finished with nine for Tuckerman.

Tuckerman opened a 31-22 halftime lead by outscoring Cedar Ridge 16-7 in the second quarter. The Bulldogs led 42-37 after the third quarter.

Michael Smart scored 25 points for Cedar Ridge.

Tuckerman (16-5) won the junior boys’ game 30-24, led by Ayden Schlotzhauer with 11 points.

Earle 77, Riverside 38

LAKE CITY — Earle built an 18-point lead in the first quarter Tuesday night and went on to defeat Riverside 77-38 in 2A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

The Bulldogs led 27-9 after the first quarter. Earle extended its lead to 41-18 at halftime and 60-24 at the end of the third quarter.

Derian Johnson scored 14 points for Earle, followed by Keshard Harris with 13 and Donnie Warren with 11. Brennen Laird scored 17 points for Riverside (9-9, 4-2 conference).

Earle won the junior boys’ game 43-38.

Rivercrest 72, Piggott 41

WILSON — Clay Burks scored 18 points Tuesday to lead Rivercrest to a 72-41 victory over Piggott in 3A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

Jaylan Burks added 14 points for the Colts.

Corning 63, Hoxie 46

HOXIE — Jayden Wiedeman scored 23 points Tuesday as Corning rolled past Hoxie 63-46 in 3A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

Colby Briney added 11 points for the Bobcats (9-3, 6-3 conference). Corning broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring Hoxie 23-10 to take a 48-31 lead.

Cade Forrester scored 13 points to lead Hoxie.

Corning won the junior boys’ game 44-21 as Jayce Couch scored 18 points.

Girls Basketball

Nettleton 36, Paragould 26

JONESBORO — Briley Pena scored 17 points Tuesday to lead Nettleton to a 36-26 victory over Paragould in 5A-East senior girls’ basketball.

Laila Eliotti scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds for Nettleton (11-4, 2-2 conference). The Lady Raiders led 11-2 after the first quarter, 15-11 at halftime and 29-21 after the third quarter.

Carson Defries scored 15 points for Paragould (6-5, 0-3).

Brookland 59, Blytheville 20

BROOKLAND — Hannah Boling scored 19 points Tuesday to lead Brookland to a 59-20 victory over Blytheville in 4A-3 senior girls’ basketball.

Gracie Gramling added 11 points and Stella Parker finished with nine for the Lady Bearcats (7-4, 5-0 conference). Brookland led 33-10 at halftime.

Ty’ana Howard scored 18 points for Blytheville.

Brookland (12-0, 4-0 conference) won the junior girls’ game 53-21. Kinsey Clark led Brookland with 13 points and Addy Vowell added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Corning 50, Armorel 31

CORNING — Corning rolled past Armorel 50-31 in senior girls’ basketball Tuesday.

The Lady Bobcats led 26-22 at halftime and 37-25 after the third quarter. Whitley Bolen scored 20 points to lead Corning and Makenna Lunsford added 12.

Abby Simmons and Allison Carter scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Armorel.

Corning won the junior high game 38-13, led by Kenlie Watson with 22 points and Presley Martin with 11.

Rivercrest 63, Piggott 54

WILSON — Railee Powell scored 24 points Tuesday to lead Rivercrest to a 63-54 victory over Piggott in 3A-3 senior girls’ basketball.

Brineka Taylor added 16 points for the Lady Colts.

Tuckerman 67, Cedar Ridge 27

TUCKERMAN — Tuckerman bounced back from its first 2A-2 conference loss of the season to rout Cedar Ridge 67-27 in senior girls’ basketball Tuesday.

Raigan Head scored 20 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs (16-2, 5-1 conference). Kenzie Soden added 17 points and Chandler Williams finished with 10.

Tuckerman led 17-7 after the first quarter, 35-16 at halftime and 55-22 after the third quarter.

Cedar Ridge won the junior girls’ game 27-24 in overtime.

Monday night, Tuckerman suffered a 45-34 loss to defending state champion Melbourne in senior girls’ basketball. Head led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points.

Marmaduke 65, ICC 36

BROCKWELL — Chancey Henry scored 24 points, including 20 in the first half, as Marmaduke routed Izard County 65-36 in senior girls’ basketball Tuesday.

Heidi Robinson added nine points, seven rebounds and nine assists for the Lady Greyhounds (18-4).

Monday night, Marmaduke defeated East Poinsett County 71-30 to improve to 7-0 in the 2A-3 conference. Robinson scored 19 points; Carolina Hoffman added 17 points; Zoe Massey finished with 13 points; and Henry chipped in with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Denissia Gaines led EPC with 16 points.

Marmaduke’s junior high team defeated EPC 54-40 on Monday night as Makenzie Hampton scored 38 points. The Junior Lady Greyhounds (15-5) lost 50-31 at ICC on Tuesday. Ava Anthony finished with 10 points for Marmaduke.

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