CAVE CITY — Dollarway has made it to the 4A state semifinals in boys basketball for a second straight year.
Dollarway held Booneville to nine points in the second half and marched to a 48-27 victory Thursday night. That put the Cardinals (28-2) in a 1:30 p.m. Saturday game against Brookland, a 48-37 winner over Maumelle on Thursday.
Booneville led 16-10 after the first quarter, but the Cardinals turned up their defense and outscored the Bearcats 11-2 in the second quarter.
“The first quarter we were nervous,” Cardinals coach Ellis Berry said. “Once we got going, we started playing well.”
Dollarway forced Booneville into 17 turnovers and outrebounded the Bearcats 25-15. Dollarway also made 21 of 42 field goals and 5 of 7 free throws.
Davonne Chapman had 11 points, Kabion Ento nine and DeAaron Adway eight for the Cardinals.
Monticello 71, Gosnell 49
CAVE CITY — Freshman D.J. Franklin led the Billies (27-3) with 19 points in a first-round rout of the Pirates.
“We had some foul trouble early, and the young kid came in and gave us a lift,” Monticello coach Wayne Sherrer said.
Dontavia Clary scored 17 and Torry Butler had 13 for Monticello, which will play Pottsville at 8:30 tonight.
Star City 58, Newport 41
CAVE CITY — Three Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures, helping their team move within three wins of a second straight state championship.
Jaida Harden led Star City (27-5) with 15 points and five assists. Shana Robinson added 13 points and Tyeshia Harris had 12.
Star City will play Gentry at 7 tonight in the quarterfinals.
Little Rock Hall 62,
GREENWOOD — Hall made just one field goal out of its first 11 tries and only four in 19 first quarter attempts but still recorded the mercy-rule win.
Sheridan (16-10) led 11-10 to open the second quarter before Hall’s Tyler Scaife scored two straight buckets and had two straight assists for an 18-11 lead. Sheridan kept Hall’s lead at the half trimmed to 24-16 before the Lady Warriors blew the game open with a 22-3 edge in the third quarter.
Hall hit 9-of-15 from the floor in the pivotal quarter, and held Sheridan to just three free throws.
The Rutgers-bound Scaife led Hall (28-2) with 19 points, hitting 9-of-20 from the floor, with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Katelyn Webber, a 6-4 senior, added 14 points and nine rebounds. Taylor Collins had 15 points, all on three-pointers in the second half.
Kadesha Cooper led Sheridan with 10 points and nine rebounds.
The Times Record contributed to this article.