Nettleton 37, GCT 32
JONESBORO — Taylor Smith scored 20 points Thursday night to lead Nettleton to a 37-32 victory over Greene County Tech in junior boys’ basketball.
Deshun Jackson added eight points for the Junior Raiders.
Brookland 56, GCT 51
BROOKLAND — Brookland made 13 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter Friday night to defeat Greene County Tech 56-51 in senior boys’ basketball.
Landon Hendrix scored 16 points as the Bearcats (5-1) avenged an earlier loss to the Eagles (6-1). Jackson Ballard added 12 points and Keean Strode 10 for Brookland.
GCT led 25-24 at halftime. The teams were tied at 34 to end the third quarter.
Kyler Morris scored 15 points and Cache Burnett 10 for GCT.
GCT won the junior boys’ game 30-28. Ben Jackson scored 19 points for Brookland.
Girls’ Basketball Roundup
Nettleton 31, GCT 25
JONESBORO — Nettleton outscored Greene County Tech 11-6 in the fourth quarter Thursday to earn a 31-25 victory in 5A-East junior girls’ basketball.
Carmen McShan scored nine points and McKenzie Williams added eight for the Junior Lady Raiders (8-2, 4-0 conference). GCT fell to 3-1 in the league.
GCT won the seventh-grade game 16-12.
GCT 54, Brookland 29
BROOKLAND — Brooke Barnes scored 17 points Friday night to lead Greene County Tech to a 54-29 victory over Brookland in junior girls’ basketball.
The Lady Eagles pulled away after leading 21-13 at halftime. Gracie Gramling scored eight points to lead Brookland.
Kinsey Clark scored 15 points and added five steals to help Brookland (7-0) defeat GCT (9-2) 35-25 in the junior girls’ game.
Arkansas 100, UCA 75
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — JD Notae scored 22 points, Jalen Tate had 17 points and 11 assists and Arkansas beat Central Arkansas 100-75 on Saturday night.
Notae hit a step-back 3-pointer with about five minutes remaining for his career 1,000th point. He finished with four 3s and was 8 of 18 from the floor. Tate was 6-of-8 shooting and had three 3-pointers. He also didn’t commit a turnover.
Desi Sills had 17 points for Arkansas (6-0), which shot 53 percent from the floor (40 of 76). Moses Moody added 15 points and Justin Smith had 12.
Rylan Bergersen and DeAndre Jones each had 13 points to lead Central Arkansas (0-4). SK Shittu scored 11 points and Jared Chatham had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Bears jumped to a 10-point lead in the first nine minutes. Arkansas answered with a 29-7 run for a 41-35 halftime advantage.
Jaxson Baker’s 3-pointer pulled Central Arkansas to 64-58, but the Razorbacks went on a 25-8 surge that included two 3-pointers each from Moody and Notae, and dunks from Vance Jackson and Smith.
It was the seventh meeting between the teams located about 160 miles apart, but the first since 1947. The Razorbacks have won all seven. It was also Arkansas’ first regular-season game with an in-state opponent since 1950, when it beat Arkansas Tech 50-45.
No. 13 Arkansas 105, UCA 58
FAYETTEVILLE — Chelsea Dungee scored 26 points, Destiny Slocum added 22 more and No. 13 Arkansas romped past Central Arkansas 105-58 on Sunday four its fourth-straight win.
Dungee was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc as the Razorbacks were 12-for-24 shooting from deep. Arkansas (7-1) also dominated in the paint, pounding in 48 points to 26 for Central Arkansas.
Arkansas had nine steals and scored 35 points off 23 Central Arkansas turnovers. Dungee was also 5 of 6 from the foul line, setting the Arkansas program record for made free throws with 486.
The Razorbacks led 24-2 after a quarter, pushed it to 39-4 with a 15-0 run early in the second quarter and cruised.
Dungee and Makayla Daniels entered the game first and fourth in the NCAA in free throws made and attempted. Dungee pushed her total of makes to 51.
Jalisa Outlaw led the Bears (1-4) with 22 points and Charlay Conway added 10.