Wildcats pick up second straight win


HOPE — Charles Owens scored 17 points in leading Watson Chapel to its second straight victory, a 65-59 decision over Hope, on Friday night.

It was the Wildcats’ first game since Owens led the team with 16 points in a home blowout of De Queen last Friday night.

“That’s back-to-back games where Charles showed a lot of leadership,” Watson Chapel coach Matt Busch said.

Tevin Brown had 14 points and Ben Marcus 11 for Watson Chapel (7-9, 2-2 in 5A-South). Busch said sophomore Leonard Robinson played solid defense against Hope’s best player.

Watson Chapel led wire-to-wire, 18-12 after one quarter, 26-22 at halftimea nd 46-37 after three periods.

“I thought we played well, played hard,” Busch said.

Watson Chapel’s game at Hot Springs, which was postponed Tuesday, will be made up Feb. 22.

Dollarway 49, Batesville Southside 34

BATESVILLE — Senior Jeremiah Young and junior Kabion Ento scored 13 and 11 points respectively to lift the Dollarway Cardinals to a 49-34 win over Batesville Southside Friday night.

Dollarway (16-1, 7-0 2-4A Conference) led 26-14 at halftime. Senior DeAaron Adway contributed with eight points and senior Nicholas Dickson chipped in wiith seven.

Dollarway returns home Tuesday to host Marianna and will play in a makeup game against Lonoke on Thursday.

Ridgway Christian 62, Trinity Christian 24

At Ridgway, Larry Tate and Micah Cottrell each scored 12 points to help the Eagles (14-5, 9-1 in AACS South Region) remain atop their league in dominating fashion.

Blake Pennington had a team-high six rebounds for Ridgway, which will host Columbia Christian for first place on Thursday. Ridgway will travel to Ashley Christian on Tuesday.

Warren 65, Lake Village 51

WARREN — Coming off an overtime loss to Hamburg on Thursday, Warren (7-3, 3-3 in 8-4A) rebounded with an eight-point victory behind Lafoy Smith’s 13 points and Darveon Brown’s 11.

They were two of 11 Warren players who scored Friday night. The Lumberjacks led 35-26 at halftime.

Little Rock Fair 54, Sheridan 45

SHERIDAN — Fair hit a three-pointer with about 2 minutes left to break a 42-42 tie to take a lead that the Sheridan Yellowjackets could never recover from Friday night.

Senior Brady Bowlin led Sheridan (11-6, 2-3 in 7A/6A-South Conference) with 11 points and junior Austin Theiss contributed with 10 points. Fair led 23-21 at halftime.

Sheridan will host the Pine Bluff Zebras Tuesday.

Drew Central 75, Camden Harmony Grove 40

CAMDEN — Drew Central held Camden Harmony Grove to just nine points in the first and fourth quarter in route to a 75-40 win Friday night.

Demarius Thomas led Drew Central (14-8, 2-1 in 8-3A Conference) with 18 points and Jerelle Binns chipped in with 15. Chris Robinson scored 12 and Edmond Hunter had 11.

Drew Central will play at Fordyce on Tuesday.

GIRLS

Pine Bluff 51, El Dorado 42

The Pine Bluff Fillies held off a late charge by the El Dorado Lady Wildcats to win 51-42 at home Friday night.

El Dorado got within eight points with 3:53 left in the game.

Junior Ajia Richardson led Pine Bluff (15-3, 4-0 7A/6A South) with 17 points. Sophomore Jasmyn Eckermann scored 12 points and Victoria Broady contributed with eight points.

Sophomore Kye Richardson took a bad fall midway through the second quarter and had to be carried off the court. Pine Bluff coach Loy Moore said it was her knee and is scheduled to have a doctor look at it today in Little Rock.

Watson Chapel 63, Hope 29

HOPE — Watson Chapel picked up its 10th win of the season with a 63-29 victory over Hope on Friday night.

Senior Kamera Bozeman led the Lady Wildcats (10-3, 4-0 in 5A-South) with 18 points and Chapel Jones scored 11.

Jasmyne Farris led Hope with 12 points.

Watson Chapel led 29-14 at halftime and will face White Hall on Tuesday.

Camden Fairview 49, White Hall 32

WHITE HALL — An 11-3 second quarter for the Lady Cardinals opened up a 12-11 lead, and they did not look back in a 5A-South Conference victory.

White Hall’s Rachel Box led all scorers with 19 points. For Camden Fairview, Jameka Marks had 12 points and Anareya Davis added 11.

White Hall fell to 6-9 and 1-3 in the 5A-South.

Star City 67, DeWitt 24

STAR CITY — The Star City Lady Bulldogs had four players score in double figures and held DeWitt to single digits in all four quarters in a blowout win Friday night.

Tyeshia Harris led Star City (14-4, 5-0 in 8-4A Conference) with 11 points. Alexis Bullard, Jaica Harden and Tekeila Walker all had 10 points.

Star City led 38-13 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs will host Monticello on Tuesday.

Drew Central 35, Camden Harmony Grove 28

After a slow start, the Lady Pirates improved to 16-7 overall and 3-0 in the 8-3A Conference with a seven-point victory over the Lady Hornets, who fell to 0-2.

Drew Central led 4-2 after the first quarter but had a 17-11 halftime advantage. Kari Milton led Drew Central with 11 points.

Warren 55, Lake Village 28

WARREN — Shaniqua Pickett scored more than half of the Lady Jacks’ points in a decisive victory over the Lady Beavers.

Pickett had 31 points, and Chakendra Roberson added 12 in the win for Warren (6-8, 3-3 in 8-4A).

Deshaundra Johnson led the Lady Beavers with 15.