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November 18th, 2014
On Thursday, Nov. 13, the Ouachita Lady Warriors hosted the Lady Eagles from Benton Harmony Grove and had little trouble dispatching the visitors by the score of 60-28.
The Lady Warriors outscored Benton Harmony Grove 13-6 in the first quarter to set the tone for the game.
Caroline Burnett hit the first of her three 3-pointers to help give Ouachita the advantage.
In the second quarter, the Lady Warriors saw their lead grow to 30-16 by the time the two teams broke for halftime.
A season ago, the Glen Rose Beavers basketball team showed great improvement, and that trend has continued on to the 2014-2015 season.
The Beavers started this season with two big wins (one on the road and one at home) to start the season with a perfect record.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Beavers had little trouble with Lisa Academy at home, winning the game going away 42-22.
Glen Rose jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, but led just 20-14 at the half.
The Bismarck Lions (4-7) saw their season come to an end thanks to a 52-19 road loss to the Smackover Buckaroos (10-1) on Friday, Nov. 14.
Smackover led 46-0 at the half, but the Lions were able to get on the board.
The first score came on three-yard run by Ben Ramirez with eight minutes left in the third quarter. The Lions also got a three-yard run for a score in the fourth quarter.
Zack Roberts got the last score on a 85-yard kickoff return as time expired.
The Magnet Cove Panthers (8-3) made it out of the first round of the Class 2A playoffs with a 28-24 win over the Lafayette County Cougars (7-4) at home on Friday, Nov. 14, but it wasnâ€™t easy.
The Panthers built a lead but had to hang on toward the end to come away with the victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, Lafayette County got the scoring started on a 36-yard touchdown run with 10:40 left in the first half. The point-after attempt was no good and the Cougars led 6-0.
Poyenâ€™s historic season will continue as the Indians (7-4) scored late to pick up the win over Marked Tree (6-5) 32-26 at Poyenâ€™s Malvern National Bank Stadium in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs on Friday, Nov. 14.
The Indians showed no signs of uneasiness about hosting their first playoff game by scoring first on a 19-yard touchdown pass (on fourth down) from Jace Phillips to Kevin Power with 45 seconds to go in the first quarter.
The ensuing point-after attempt was no good and the Poyen lead was 6-0.
The Malvern Leopards (8-3) picked up a 44-22 win over the Cave City Cavemen (5-6) in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Claude Mann Stadium on Friday, Nov. 14.
While the final score indicates a blowout, Cave City actually held its own with the Leopards for the better part of the first half.
In fact, it was the Cavemen that struck first, on a 60-yard touchdown run with 8:17 left in the opening stanza to take a 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion.
I am a huge fan of the game of football, but when you get to the root of things, I am truly a basketball fan at heart.
Maybe it is because my high school didnâ€™t have football when I was a student â€” and seeing them host a playoff game this week is rather surreal to me.
Growing up, it was all about basketball. I was on the kindergarten team in Wheeling, Mo. before my family moved back to Arkansas.
When we got here, I played basketball whenever I could and joined the peewee team in fourth grade.
On Friday, Nov. 7, Ouachita High School celebrated homecoming in style, with both of its senior high basketball teams picking up victories over Abundant Life.
In the senior girlsâ€™ game, the Lady Warriors cruised to a 52-15 victory.
Ouachita leaped ahead 20-8 in the first quarter and increased that lead to 31-14 by halftime.
The Lady Owls of Abundant Life were held to just one point in the second half by the suffocating Ouachita defense.
Amanda Weldon paced the Lady Warriors with 17 points, including three 3-pointers.
Itâ€™s that time again â€” the 88th meeting of the Battle of the Ravine is set for Saturday, Nov. 15 and both the No. 9 Ouachita Baptist Tigers (9-0) and the No. 14 Henderson State Reddies (8-1) come into the game riding momentum from their wins on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Tigers trounced the Boll Weevils from the University of Arkansas at Monticello by the score of 47-10 to clinch a share of the Great American Conference championship.
The game was decided in the first half as the Tigers tallied 283 yards and 44 points on offense while allowing just 84 yards to the Boll Weevils.
For the last few years, there has been a saying in the 2A Classification â€” the state championship runs through Junction City.
The Dragons (8-0) are the two-time defending state champions and have won four titles since 2008. Currently, Junction City is riding a 35-game winning streak and will be a problem for any team with aspirations on a deep trip in the playoffs in the upper part of the bracket.
Two teams from this area â€” the Poyen Indians and the Magnet Cove Panthers â€” will look to make their own marks in this yearâ€™s field of 30 teams.