Lady Eagles defeat Batesville 62-45

Greene County Tech’s Rylee Branch works her way down court in Tuesday’s game against Batesville.

PARAGOULD — Sierrah Floyd scored 18 points Tuesday as Greene County Tech defeated Batesville 62-45 in 5A-East conference senior girls’ basketball.

Kylie Stokes added 15 points for the Lady Eagles (10-4, 1-1 conference). GCT led 14-9 after the first quarter, 28-21 at halftime and 40-31 after the third quarter.

GCT 65, Batesville 41

PARAGOULD — Greene County Tech outscored Batesville 21-9 in the fourth quarter to complete a 65-41 victory in 5A-East conference senior boys’ basketball.

The Eagles (9-6, 1-1 conference) led 21-12 after the first quarter, 36-23 at halftime and 44-32 after the third quarter.

Paragould 50, Jonesboro 43PARAGOULD — Carson DeFries scored 21 points on seven 3-point baskets Tuesday to lead Paragould to a 50-43 victory over Jonesboro in 5A-East conference senior girls’ basketball.

DeFries sank five 3s in the first half to lead the Lady Rams (10-3, 2-0 conference) to a 27-15 halftime lead. Paragould led 36-25 after the third quarter and withstood a rally by Jonesboro (7-6, 1-1 conference) in the fourth.

Keimauri Brown scored twice in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 points for Paragould. Hadlee DeFries added nine points while Shakira Brown was 5-of-8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to finish with seven points.

Ereauna Hardaway scored 12 points to lead Jonesboro, followed by Bramyia Johnson with nine and Alannah Orsby with eight.

Jonesboro 74, Paragould 43PARAGOULD — Jonesboro defeated Paragould 74-43 in 5A-East conference senior boys’ basketball Tuesday, extending its winning streak to 28 games against in-state opponents.

The Hurricane (11-3, 2-0 conference) is ranked second overall and No. 1 in Class 5A in this week’s Arkansas Sports Media poll. The Rams are 9-6 overall and 0-2 in the 5A-East.

Marmaduke 73, ICC 20

MARMADUKE — Marmaduke breezed past Izard County 73-20 Tuesday night in senior girls’ basketball.

Makenzie Hampton scored 25 points to lead the Lady Greyhounds (24-2). Maranda Bear added 10 points; Chancey Henry, Justis Joiner and Bean Hoffman scored nine each, with Henry and Joiner both grabbing double-digit rebounds; and Heidi Robinson finished with eight points.

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