Whitman’s floater saves Jackets

PEARCY — Senior Chris Whitman hit a floater with about 20 seconds left to cap a fourth-quarter rally as Sheridan defeated Lake Hamilton 52-51 Friday night in its 7A/6A-South conference opener.

Whitman’s shot gave Sheridan (6-8, 1-0) a 51-50 lead and senior Jessie Feathers made one of two from the free throw line to push it to 52-50.

Lake Hamilton’s Cade Hill attempted a shot as time expired but he was fouled on the attempt. He made the first free throw but missed the second to give the Yellowjackets the win.

Whitman finished the game with six points, four steals, five assists and four rebounds. Dylan Morris scored a game-high 27 points for the Yellowjackets and senior Austin Theiss scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds.

Lake Hamilton fell to 7-5 and 0-1.

Sheridan will host El Dorado on Tuesday.
Monticello 66, Warren 38
WARREN — Four Billies scored in double figures, and Monticello (9-3, 2-0 in 8-4A) proved dominant in its rivalry game against Warren (1-3, 1-1).
Monticello’s D.J. Franklin led all scorers with 19 points. Sadaeys Miller, Jaroderick Scruggs and Chris Robertson each added 10 for the Billes.
For the Lumberjacks, Ryan Clary had 14 points and Darveon Brown added 10.
Heber Springs 61, Dollarway 42
At Dollarway, the Panthers (9-4, 4-0 in 2-4A) scored as many points in the third quarter as in the first half and gradually pulled away from the defending 2-4A Conference champions for a key league victory Friday.
The Cardinals (4-2, 2-1) were outscored 21-11 in the third quarter after trailing 21-17 at halftime. They struggled to 17-of-57 shooting from the floor and 4-of-9 shooting from the line, and also committed 21 turnovers.
Kabion Ento led Dollarway with 13 points, hitting four treys in the process. Joshua Liddell added 10 and Cameron Girley had eight.
Stuttgart 65, Clinton 62 (OT)
STUTTGART — The Ricebirds (7-6, 2-3 in 2-4A) needed overtime to edge the Yellowjackets (7-5, 0-2). No further statistics were available.
Warren 51, Monticello 47
WARREN — Shamiqua Pickett’s game-high 26 points were much needed as the Lady Jacks (6-5, 1-1) scored a key 8-4A Conference win over the Lady Billies (5-4, 0-2).
Pickett scored one more point than her average going into Friday’s game.
Warren led 19-9 after one quarter, but Monticello took a 28-26 lead into halftime and led 43-42 through three quarters.
Yasmine Franklin scored 17 points for Monticello.
Stuttgart 43, Clinton 38
STUTTGART — The Lady Ricebirds (7-6, 2-3 in 2-4A) outscored the Lady Yellowjackets (7-5, 0-2) 16-4 in the final 8 minutes to pull out the conference victory.
Shacara Humbert scored 13 points and Tiffany Gipson had 12 for Stuttgart. Natalie Sykes led Clinton with 13 points.
Ridgway Christian 38, Camden Christian 9
CAMDEN — The Eagles (5-2) held the host team scoreless in the second and third periods as they went on to thhe 29-point win.
James Scott and Quincy Miller scored 12 points apiece for the Eagles, who held Camden Christian to three points for the first three periods.