Preps Roundup: Kee’s 3 at buzzer wins it for PB


LITTLE ROCK — Darrian Kee knocked down a three-point basket at the buzzer, and Pine Bluff rebounded from losing a 17-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter to win 56-53 over Little Rock Fair on Saturday in a battle for second place in the 7A/6A-South Conference.

Pine Bluff (10-8, 6-3 in 7A/6A-South) seemed to be in control for the first three quarters of the game, expanding a 13-4 lead after one period to 33-14 at halftime and 45-28 after three. But Fair (8-11, 5-4) stormed back with a 24-11 fourth quarter.

Kee finished with 22 points, and Rickey Clements added eight.

Columbia Christian 65, Ridgway Christian 37

TILLAR — After picking up two victories Friday, Ridgway Christian could get nothing going in the championship game of the Arkansas Association of Christian Schools’ South Region tournament.

Larry Tate had 12 points for Ridgway, which will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming state tournament.

Ridgway got to the final by defeating El Dorado Westside 64-39 behind Tate’s 21 points and Blake Pennington’s 12, and beating St. Joseph behind Tate’s 18, Pennington’s 14 and Cody Andersen’s 11. For St. Joseph, Joshua Sanders scored eight points and Randy Whiteside had seven.

St. Joseph, which will enter state as a No. 4 seed, won its first tournament game over host Cornerstone Christian 62-55.

GIRLS

Pine Bluff 64, Fair 16

LITTLE ROCK — The Fillies (19-4, 8-1 in 7A/6A-South) remained a game behind Benton in the conference with a convincing win on the road.

For Pine Bluff, Victoria Broady had 17 points, Jasmyn Eckermann had 14, Ajia Richardson netted 13 and Jada Taylor scored 12.

Fair dropped to 0-16 and 0-9 in the conference.

On Friday, Pine Bluff won at Bryant 52-43 behind Richardson’s 19 points and Eckermann’s 12.

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS

Watson Chapel 36, Bauxite 20

JACKSONVILLE — The Wildcats advanced to the semifinals of the River City Conference tournament with a win over Bauxite.

Terrell Williams led Watson Chapel with 15 points.

Watson Chapel will play Arkansas Baptist at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.