Thursday, March 8, 2018
NORTH LITTLE ROCK LADY CHARGING WILDCATS VS. CONWAY LADY WAMPUS CATS
TIME 2:30 p.m.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 00 G Jordyn Neal 5-5 Jr. 3 G Amber Hawkison 5-6 Sr. 5 G De’Myla Brown 5-6 Jr. 15 F Yo’Myris Morris 6-2 Sr. 24 F An’Nyah Pettus 5-10 Sr. COACH Daryl Fimple CONFERENCE 7A-Central RECORD 25-4 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Springdale 62-46 (state quarterfinals), def. Little Rock Central 77-38 (state semifinals).
CONWAY NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 2 G Reagan Roetzel 5-8 Jr. 4 G Alyssa Netherlain 5-6 Sr. 5 G Myla Yelder 5-8 Jr. 24 G Asiyha Smith 5-7 Jr. 33 P Cardrina Nolen 6-0 Sr. COACH Ashley Nance CONFERENCE 7A-Central RECORD 27-3 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Van Buren 60-38 (state quarterfinals), def. Fort Smith Northside 54-43 (state semifinals). NOTEWORTHY This will be the third meeting between the teams this season. Conway won 69-64 on Jan. 9 on NLR’s home floor; NLR won 72-68 Feb. 6 on Conway’s home floor. … Conway is on a seven-game winning streak; NLR is on a four-game winning streak. … Coach Ashley Nance is 174-61 at Conway since the 2010-2011 season. … Asiyha Smith is Conway’s leading scorer with 15.9 points a game; Myla Yelder is second with 13.4 points a game. … Reagan Roetzel has hit a school-record 89 three-pointers this season for Conway. … NLR Coach Daryl Fimple has a 460-111 coaching record to go along with three state championships (2006, 2010 and 2016). … Senior Yo’Myris Morris is averaging 13.6 points and 11.2 rebounds a game.
FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE
GRIZZLIES VS. NORTH LITTLE
ROCK CHARGING WILDCATS
TIME 4:15 p.m.
NORTHSIDE NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 5 G Javion Releford 6-1 Jr. 10 G Isaiah Joe 6-4 Sr. 11 G Anthony Travis 6-2 Jr. 22 F Kentrell Jacobs 6-4 Sr. 24 F Jaylin Williams 6-9 So. COACH Eric Burnett CONFERENCE 7A-Central RECORD 21-9 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Bentonville 69-42 (state quarterfinals), def. Fayetteville 78-54 (state semifinals).
NORTH LITTLE ROCK NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 0 G Otis Jordan 5-6 So. 1 G Ray Fresh 6-0 Sr. 4 G Decorey Watkins 5-10 Jr. 10 F Collin Moore 6-4 Jr. 12 F Moses Moody 6-5 So. COACH Johnny Rice CONFERENCE 7A-Central RECORD 26-5 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Bentonville West 66-41 (state quarterfinals), def. Springdale Har-Ber 73-39 (state semifinals). NOTEWORTHY This is a rematch of the 2017 title game in which Northside won. … Johnny Rice is 141-32 in six years as the NLR coach. His teams are 13-1 in state tournament play. … North Little Rock won both regular-season meetings between the teams this season, winning 59-47 at home on Jan. 19 and at Northside 41-37 on Feb. 16. … Northside senior and University of Arkansas, Fayetteville signee Isaiah Joe missed several games in the latter part of the season because of various injuries but played a key role in the Grizzlies’ state tournament run. Joe scored a combined 56 points vs. Bentonville and Fayetteville, hitting all 17 free-throw attempts. Joe has hit 161 of 182 free-throw attempts this season. He is averaging 23.1 points a game.
EARLE LADY BULLDOGS VS.
QUITMAN LADY BULLDOGS
TIME 6 p.m.
EARLE NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 2 G Roshala Scott 5-8 Jr. 3 G Elaijha Brown 5-7 So. 4 G CaDonnia Childs 5-1 Sr. 11 G Colbi Maples 5-6 Fr. 12 F Kelsey Moore 5-10 Jr. COACH Corey Garrett CONFERENCE 2A-3 RECORD 29-5 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Salem 55-45 (region first round), def. Marmaduke 54-43 (region semifinals), def. Carlisle 64-57 (regional finals), def. Poyen 58-31 (state quarterfinals), def. Caddo Hills 64-27 (state semifinals).
QUITMAN NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 2 G Aspen Johnson 5-2 Sr. 13 G Rieley Hooten 5-8 Sr. 14 G Savannah Henry 5-8 Sr. 32 F Nicki Hooten 5-8 Jr. 42 F Lucy Holland 5-8 So. COACH Tim Hooten CONFERENCE 2A-4 East RECORD 35-3 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Lavaca 52-31 (region first round), def. Bigelow 54-40 (region semifinals), def. Johnson Co. Westside 71-50 (regional championship), def. Carlisle 65-56 (state quarterfinals), def. Johnson Co. West-side 58-50 (state semifinals). NOTEWORTHY This is a meeting between the last two 2A state champions: Earle won in 2016 and Quitman was the 2017 champion. … Two of Quitman’s three losses came against Class 1A finalist Wonderview, and the other was a loss to Class 5A Vilonia. Quitman is 15-0 vs. 2A opponents this season. … Earle’s Roshala Scott was the 2A state tournament MVP in 2016, with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in a 63-41 victory over Hector. … Corey Garrett is in his fifth season as Earle’s head coach and has a record of 117-40. … In the past three years, Quitman has a combined record of 97-9.
EARLE BULLDOGS VS.
MARKED TREE INDIANS
TIME 7:45 p.m.
EARLE NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 1 G Donerius Crowder 6-1 Jr. 3 G Darius Cisero 6-2 Jr. 4 F Kevon Smith 6-5 Jr. 11 G Jaylen Thomas 6-4 Sr. 32 G Travonta Doolittle 6-3 Sr. COACH Billy Murray CONFERENCE 2A-3 RECORD 28-7 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Sloan-Hendrix 76-34 (region first round), def. East Poinsett Co. 54-37 (region semifinals), def. Clarendon 84-78 (regional finals), def. Jacksonville Lighthouse 67-66 (state quarterfinals), def. Parkers Chapel 59-45 (state semifinals).
MARKED TREE NO. POS. PLAYER HT. CL 2 G M. Perry-Wshngtn 6-1 Sr. 3 G Colby Malone 5-11 Sr. 5 G Trayvius Brown 6-3 Jr. 15 G J’Maria Anderson 6-1 So. 24 F Julian Booker 5-9 Jr. COACH Barbara Wilburn CONFERENCE 2A-2 RECORD 31-1 POSTSEASON RESULTS def. Cross County 67-27 (region first round), lost to Clarendon 55-53 (region semifinals), def. East Poinsett County 54-40 (regional consolation), def. Quitman 53-42 (state first round), def. Bearden 69-42 (state quarterfinals), def. Clarendon 68-65, 2OT (state semifinals). NOTEWORTHY This is a rematch of last season’s 2A state title game won by Earle, 81-62. … Earle is on an eight-game winning streak, is making its eighth state finals appearance and has won eight state championships. … This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season. Marked Tree won the previous two, 63-51 on Nov. 28 and 58-46 on Jan. 9. … Earle’s Travonta Doolittle is averaging 20.2 points a game this season. … Marked Tree won its first 27 games of the season. … The Indians won state titles in 1988 and 2001.
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