Cards pick up 10th victory


MARIANNA — Dollarway didn’t need a double-digit scorer Tuesday night.

Kamaree Ento and Joshua Liddell each had nine points to lead the Cardinals to a 57-48 victory over Marianna. It was a wire-to-wire win for Dollarway (10-2, 8-1 in 2-4A), which led 20-12 after one quarter, 29-18 at halftime and 39-31 after three periods.

The Cards shot 22 of 47 from the field and made 13 of 25 free throws, but the Trojans (6-9, 5-4) — who were hoping to move into second place in the 2-4A Conference with the win — outrebounded the Cardinals 35-23.

Darius Robinson added eight points for Dollarway. For Marianna, Mario Caffey had 14 points and Marcus Cooper added 10.

Monticello 59, Dumas 35

MONTICELLO — D.J. Franklin and Chris Robertson accounted for more than four-fifths of Monticello’s scoring, and the Billies went on a 24-5 fourth-quarter tear to wrap up a 59-35 victory over Dumas on Tuesday night and maintain first place in the 8-4A Conference.

Franklin led the Billies (14-3, 7-0 in 8-4A) with 28 points and Robertson totaled 20 in the win. The Billies took a 22-15 halftime lead after trailing the Bobcats (7-9, 6-2) 9-8 through one quarter.

James Spinks led Dumas with 10.

Monticello is 21-0 in the 8-4A since joining the conference last season.

McGehee 73, Camden Harmony Grove 66

HARMONY GROVE — McGehee recovered from a 28-27 halftime deficit to remain undefeated on the season.

Harmony Grove (2-2 in 8-3A) outscored McGehee 16-10 in the second quarter to take the lead, but McGehee scored 21 points in the third and 25 in the fourth in holding off the Hornets.

Tracy Lawson was instrumental in the victory, scoring a game-high 24 points. Ryan Berry and Travon Spratt added 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Owls.

Warren 64, DeWitt 53

WARREN — The Lumberjacks (5-4, 5-2 in 8-4A) raced to a 39-23 lead at halftime and did not look back in beating the Dragons (3-4 in 8-4A).

Warren was led by Darveon Brown with 20 points and Lafoy Smith with 15.

For DeWitt, Tyren Robinson ahd 16 points, Leartis Williams added 15 and Jeremy Smith dropped 10.

GIRLS

Star City 70, Crossett 47

STAR CITY — Jaida Harden came close to a double-double in leading the Lady Dogs (18-2, 8-0 in 8-4A) to their 81st straight conference victory.

Harden scored 26 points, totaled eight rebounds, made seven assists and had three steals. Latia Harris and Lindsay Kiernan each added 11 points for Star City. Harris also had six rebonds.

The Lady Dogs were in control at halftime with a 33-15 lead.

McGehee 66, Camden Harmony Grove 31

HARMONY GROVE — One week after matching her season high, Shakyla Begnaud came within two points of doing it again as she led McGehee (8-7, 3-1 in 8-3A) to an easy victory over Harmony Grove (1-3 in 8-3A).

Begnaud finished with 36 points, scoring more than half of the Lady Owls’ points. Niesha Herring dropped 13 and Dontaia Brown added 11 for McGehee.

Fordyce 60, Drew Central 41

MONTICELLO — After a 13-all first quarter, Fordyce (17-6, 4-0 in 8-3A) gradually pulled away to remain atop the conference standings.

Lacie Hulse had 21 points to lead the Lady Bugs, and Markeita Morris added 18 points. Cierra Gardner led Drew Central (10-8, 2-2) with 19.

Dumas 50, Monticello 35

MONTICELLO — The Lady Cats (13-8, 5-3 in 8-4A) got the bitter taste of a double-overtime loss to Crossett out of their mouths and knocked off the Lady Billies (7-7, 2-5) by 15 points.

Whitney Henderson scored a game-high 16 points, Mona Mitchell had 12 and Adreonna Hughes added 11 for Dumas. Yasmine Franklin was Monticello’s only double-digit scorer with 13 points.

Dumas led 21-13 at halftime.

Warren 58, DeWitt 37

WARREN — A 32-14 second half helped the Lady Jacks (9-7, 4-3 in 8-4A) keep the Lady Dragons (0-7 in 8-4A) winless in league play.

Shamiqua Pickett led Warren with 22 points and Thalia Ramirez added 16.

Dollarway 63, Marianna 59

MARIANNA — Dollarway (2-8, 2-7 in 2-4A) kept Marianna (0-9 in 2-4A) in the bottom of the conference with a close victory Tuesday. No statistics were available.

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS

Dollarway 54, Marianna 47

MARIANNA — Dollarway converted 23 of 38 free throws to hold off Marianna in junior high action.

Teon Johnson, who led Dollarway with 19 points, made 10 of 14 free throws. Kuron Brown added 13.