Lady Dogs wrap up another 8-4A title


CROSSETT — Star City sewed up its 85th consecutive conference victory in girls basketball and, more importantly, another conference championship Thursday.

Behind Jaida Harden’s 22 points and Lindsay Kiernan’s 18, Star City rolled to a 72-40 victory over Crossett. The win gave the Lady Dogs (22-2, 12-0 in 8-4A) a three-game lead over the Lady Eagles (16-4, 8-3) with two games remaining in league play.

Star City was ahead 32-16 at halftime.

Dumas 55, Warren 51

DUMAS — The Lady Cats, who trailed 16-6 through one quarter, outscored the Lady Jacks 16-3 in the third and held on for a four-point victory.

Dumas (15-9, 7-4 in 8-4A) clawed back in the game to pull within 28-24 at halftime before the big run. Whitney Henderson was Dumas’ only double-digit scorer with 13 points.

For Warren, Shamiqua Pickett had 23 points and Morgan Gathen added 13.

BOYS

McGehee 77, Drew Central 63

MONTICELLO — Six days after tipoff, McGehee finally settled the score with Drew Central.

Both teams met Thursday to play the fourth quarter of a game that was halted last Friday due to inclement weather. McGehee (14-0, 7-0 in 8-3A) expanded a 53-45 lead en route to the win.

The Owls counted on balanced scoring to win. Evander Bailey led the way with 24 points, Trevon Spratt added 16, Tracy Lawson had 13 and Kieanis Henry added 12.

Drew Central is now 9-14 overall and 0-7 in 8-3A.

Dumas 75, Warren 67

DUMAS — The Bobcats (10-9, 9-2 in 8-4A) remain firmly in second place in the 8-4A Conference after getting 28 points from Ken Madden in a win over the third-place Lumberjacks (6-6, 6-4).

Both teams picked up the offense after halftime, when Dumas led 29-22.

James Spinks added 21 points for Dumas, Travon Cobb had 13 points and Johnny Gibson finished with seven. For Warren, Darveon Brown led with 17, Von Eric Gonder had 16 and Kaleel Thomas added 10.

JUNIOR HIGH

Dollarway is hosting the 2-4A junior high district tournament for boys and girls, below are scores from Thursday night. The tourney’s semifinals will begin at noon Saturday at Robert F. Morehead Middle School. The finals will take place Wednesday night.

GIRLS

Clinton 41, Dollarway 10

Stuttgart 32, Heber Springs 23

Batesville Southside 31, Newport 23

Marianna 39, Lonoke 37 (OT)

BOYS

Stuttgart 35, Newport 23

Marianna 46, Batesville Southside 26

Dollarway 37, Heber Springs 27

Clinton 54, Lonoke 35