Brown’s 41 helps Warren pull out OT feat


DeWITT — Micah Richey came off the bench and hit a game tying three-pointer with about 3 seconds left in regulation and Warren outscored DeWitt 15-7 in overtime as the Lumberjacks defeated the Dragons 92-84 Friday night.

Warren’s Darveon Brown scored a season-high 41 points as the Lumberjacks improved to 7-6 overall and 7-4 in the 8-4A conference.

DeWitt made a free throw with 10 seconds left to take a 77-74 lead. The inbound pass was to VonEric Gonder, who finished with 19 points, and he passed it up to Richey for the game-tying shot.

“He comes off the bench in our second group,” Warren head coach Jimmy May said. “He wasn’t in there to knock down the three, but the opportunity presented itself and he caught it and released it perfectly.”

Richey finished with five points.

Warren will host Lake Village on Tuesday night for its home finale.

Pine Bluff 60, Little Rock Fair 49

LITTLE ROCK — Pine Bluff didn’t break open a close game until late, but the Zebras still came away with an 11-point win.

Roosevelt Murray scored a team-high 19 points, Marcus Thomas and J’Marlos Johnson each added 13 for the Zebras (1-8, 6-3 in 7A/6A-South).

Four of Fair’s starters scored 47 of the team’s 49 points. Jerrick Cole led the War Eagles (11-9, 5-4) with 13 points and Nick Jones added 11.

Monticello 56, Dumas 38

DUMAS — The Billies outscored the Bobcats 15-4 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the 16-point win and wrap up its second straight 8-4A Conference championship.

Monticello held quarter leads of 15-12, 26-19 and 41-34.

Travon Cobb scored a game-high 13 points for Dumas (10-10, 9-3 in 8-4A). Ken Madden added 10 in the loss.

Monticello (18-3, 11-0) was led by Chris Robertson’s 11 points and Tyree Nolen’s 10.

Fordyce 69, Drew Central 62

FORDYCE — Devonte Moore powered Fordyce with 32 points, and the Redbugs (11-6, 5-3 in 8-3A) raced to a 23-6 lead on their way to beating the Pirates (9-15, 0-8).

Dilly Binns led Drew Central with 24 points. He was followed by Edmond Hunter with 16 and Tremaine Newton with 12.

Sheridan 58, Bryant 43

BRYANT — The Yellowjackets finally got the big win they have been looking for thanks to a 58-43 victory over second-place Bryant Friday night.

Senior Austen Theiss scored a team-high 18 points and Chris Whitman contributed with 13 points.

Sheridan (10-13, 4-5 in 7A/6A South) will host Little Rock Fair on Tuesday.

GIRLS

White Hall 58, Magnolia 24

WHITE HALL — Behind JaeLisa Allen’s and Hailey Wilkins’ 14 points each, White Hall (16-5, 8-2 in 5A-South) maintained a hold on second place in the conference.

Zoe Brown added 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who held the Lady Panthers (5-10, 3-6) to four points in the first and fourth quarters and five in the third.

Fordyce 62, Drew Central 45

FORDYCE — The Lady Bugs (20-7, 7-1 in 8-3A) clinched a share of the 8-3A Conference championship but earned the No. 1 seed in next week’s district tournament with a decisive win over the Lady Pirates (11-10, 3-4).

Fordyce was off to a 16-6 lead and was ahead 30-23 at halftime. A 20-12 fourth quarter put Drew Central away.

Four Lady Bugs scored in double figures: Lacie Hulse with 14, Markeita Morris with 12, Alyssa English with 10 and Tiara Jimerson with 10. Cierra Gardner led Drew Central with 21 points.

Fordyce was awarded the top seed because it defeated co-champion McGehee by a greater margin in head-to-head play.

McGehee 37, Camden Harmony Grove 25

McGEHEE — Even three days in the hospital couldn’t stop Shakyla Begnaud from helping the McGehee girls wrap up a share of the 8-3A Conference title.

Begnaud, who was held out of the first half by coach Karen Broughton, scored 12 points to fittingly help McGehee to the 12-point win over Camden Harmony Grove. Broughton did not specify why Begnaud was hospitalized.

With Begnaud on the bench, Tayah Brown carried the Lady Owls (12-7, 7-1 in 8-3A) with eight first-half points and finished with 15 overall.

Camden Harmony Grove fell to 1-5 in the conference with the loss.

Warren 45, DeWitt 25

DeWITT — Shamiqua Pickett was the only double-digit scorer for Warren with 20 points, and the Lady Jacks (10-10, 5-6 in 8-4A) held the Lady Dragons (0-10 in 8-4A) to single digits in each quarter.

Stuttgart 54, Batesville Southside 49

STUTTGART — The Lady Ricebirds (11-11, 6-8 in 2-4A) got the upper hand against the Lady Southerners (12-13, 6-7) to wrap up 2-4A Conference play.

It was close throughout, with Stuttgart leading 17-15 at halftime and 33-30 after the third period.

For Stuttgart, Haley Johnson scored 18 points and Shacara Humbert had 12.

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS

Community Christian 35, Rison 24

LITTLE ROCK — Ridgway Christian’s season came to a close in the Arkansas Association of Christian Schools state tournament.

Jacob Lewis scored 14 points to lead Ridgway (7-7).