Big third quarter powers Star City over Hamburg


STAR CITY — After trailing 31-29 at halftime, Star City outscored Hamburg 31-10 in the third quarter and raced to a 79-64 victory Thursday in boys basketball action.

Star City (16-7, 9-3 in 8-4A Conference) maintained its tie for second place in the conference with the win. The Bulldogs were led by Reshod Davis, who had a game-high 24 points.

Levonte Gardner scored 17 and Tony Matthews had 15 for Star City. For Hamburg (10-10, 7-5), Devonte Black scored 16 points, Desmond Stanley had 15 and Keairis Bryant added 12.

Dumas 52, Warren 46

WARREN — Free throw woes cost the Lumberjacks (9-9, 4-8 in 8-4A) at home against the Bobcats (14-8, 9-3), who are tied with Star City for second in the conference.

Warren hit 14 of 33 free throws and blew a 17-8 first-quarter lead to trail 26-25 at halftime.

Dontarius Stovall led Dumas with 15 points. Lafoy Smith had 13 points and Darveon Brown 12 to lead Warren.

GIRLS

Star City 70, Hamburg 30

STAR CITY — The Lady Bulldogs won their 73rd consecutive conference game, not letting up against the Lady Lions after jumping to a 25-7 first-quarter lead.

Tyeshia Harris led Star City (21-4, 12-0 in 8-4A) with 16 points and five steals. Kindra Redix and Jaida Harden each scored 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs.

Dumas 45, Warren 37

WARREN — Mona Mitchell led all scorers with 19 points, and Dumas (15-8, 8-4 in 8-4A) held off Warren (10-13, 5-7), which saw its regional tournament hopes take a hit.

Shamiqua Pickett led Warren with 18 points.

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS

Dollarway 35, Lonoke 27

LONOKE — Dollarway (22-2) advanced to the championship game of the 2-4A District Tournament by knocking off the tournament host.

Cameron Girley scored 16 points and Kendrick Hunter had nine points for Dollarway. Girley hit 4 of 6 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Dollarway will play Marianna at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in the title game.

Watson Chapel 44, Arkansas Baptist 36

JACKSONVILLE — Watson Chapel set up a semifinal meeting with Jacksonville in the River City Conference tournament.

Terrell Williams had 17 points, Derrick Marks 12 and Corey Jackson 11 for the Wildcats. Coach Ray Mitchell credited B.J. Williams and Bruce Rollins with “superb” defensive effort against Arkansas Baptist.

Watson Chapel and Jacksonville will play at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS

Watson Chapel 39, Pulaski Robinson 31

JACKSONVILLE — The Lady Wildcats unseated the Lady Senators from the River City Conference tournament behind Ladajah Scott’s 14 points and Morgan Monk’s 12.

Watson Chapel will play Sylvan Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday.