Digest For Thursday


LOCAL

Drew Central advances in tournament

SMACKOVER — The Drew Central girls basketball team defeated Fordyce 35-24 Wednesday to advance in the 8-3A District tournament.

Aaliyah Block led Drew Central with 12 points as Drew Central led 16-12 at halftime.

Kari Milton and Kourtney Griddine scored nine each as Drew Central improves to 20-9 overall and 6-2 in conference.

Lacie Hulse led Fordyce with 11 points.

Drew Central will play the winner of the McGehee/Camden Harmony Grove game on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

McGehee knocks off host team

SMACKOVER — Four players scored in double digits as the McGehee Owls knocked off 8-3A District tournament host Smackover 62-44 Wednesday night.

Marcus Miller led McGehee with 18 points and Zachary Ellis scored 12 points. Maurice Hudson and Tracey Lawson scored 10 points each.

McGehee will play the winner of Drew Central and Fordyce on Friday.

STATE

Arkansas DE Flynn arrested for DWI

FAYETTEVILLE —Arkansas defensive end Austin Flynn was arrested Wednesday morning for driving while intoxicated, careless and prohibited driving and no insurance, according to a Fayetteville police department preliminary report.

Flynn had a blood alcohol content of .14, according to the report. The legal limit is .08.

The 22-year-old was pulled over by police at 1:15 a.m. after speeding and crossing the center line. Flynn told police he had taken friends home from Dickson Street and was one his way home. The arrest report said Flynn’s speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and he admitted to having two beers earlier in the night.

A field sobriety test was conducted on Flynn and he “exhibited numerous clues consistent with an intoxicated person,” according to the report.

Flynn was taken into custody at 1:48 a.m. and provided the breath sample after arriving at the Washington County Detention Center. He was booked into the detention center at 7:10 a.m. and released two hours later after posting $1,075 bond. Flynn has a court appearance set for March 25.

Flynn, who had 10 tackles in 12 games last season, is the first Arkansas player arrested since coach Bret Bielema was hired on Dec. 4.