McGehee edges Fordyce on road


FORDYCE — McGehee maintained its lead in the 8-3A Conference, surviving a scare on the road Thursday.

Zach Ellis scored 22 points to pace McGehee to a 55-51 boys basketball win over Fordyce. McGehee (14-2, 5-0 in 8-3A) continues to lead the conference by one game over Drew Central.

Marcus Miller also had 10 points for McGehee. Fordyce, which slipped to 1-3 in the league, was led by Devonta Moore with 14 points and Chris Ross with 10.

Dumas 63, Warren 42

DUMAS — The Bobcats (11-6, 6-1 in 8-4A Conference) picked up their fifth consecutive win behind Dontarius Stovall’s 17 points and 10 each from Martavian Ward and Johnny Gibson.

Darveon Brown led Warren (9-5, 4-4) with 14 points.

Drew Central 71, Smackover 50

MONTICELLO — Dilly Binns hit four three-point baskets and led the Pirates (16-8, 4-1 in 8-3A) with 24 points in a blowout win over the Buckaroos, who fell to 1-3 in the conference.

Drew Central opened up an 14-11 lead through one quarter with a 17-9 run in the second quarter and 23-17 third quarter.

Demarius Thomas added 18 points for Drew Central.

GIRLS

Star City 48, Hamburg 24

HAMBURG — Star City (16-4, 7-0 in 8-4A) nearly shut out Hamburg in the first quarter and rolled to a 24-point victory Thursday.

The Lady Bulldogs led 18-2 after the first 8 minutes.

Tyeshia Harris scored 22 points to lead Star City.

Drew Central 49, Smackover 13

MONTICELLO — The Lady Pirates cruised to an easy win after a 25-3 start to the game.

Aaliyah Block had 13 points and Avion Gardner added eight for Drew Central (17-8, 4-1 in 8-3A).

Lonoke 55, Dollarway 29

At Dollarway, the Lady Jackrabbits outscored the Lady Cardinals 18-3 in the second quarter after a 9-9 tie and kept up the momentum to pick up a 2-4A Conference win.

Lonoke’s Callie Whitfield led all scorers with 16 points. For Dollarway, Whitney Wright had 12 points and Candria Hayes added 10.

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS

Watson Chapel 33, Jacksonville 17 (Wed.)

At Watson Chapel on Wednesday, Ladajah Scott scored 12 points in leading the Lady Wildcats (12-4, 7-2 River City Conference) to a decisive victory.

On Thursday in Little Rock, Watson Chapel lost by four to the Mills High junior varsity, but the final score was unavailable. Peyton Martin led Watson Chapel with 17 points, followed by Scott with 11.

In eighth-grade play, Watson Chapel improved to 16-2 with a 29-23 victory over Fuller Middle School. Cayla trotter and Destiney Qualls each scored eight to lead the Lady Wildcats.