BOYS

In an emphatic game for both teams, the Pine Bluff Zebras won their second straight rivarly game on Wednesday.

The Zebras came back from a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to defeat the White Hall Bulldogs 57-56.

Tylin Walker nailed the first five three-pointers he took in the first quarter against the Zebras to give him 15 points and the Bulldogs a 20-5 lead midway through the quarter.

The Bulldogs held a 25-10 lead over the Zebras after the first quarter, but Pine Bluff would not be denied.

Conservative play got the Zebras some easy points, and they found themselves trailing by only 10.

The Zebras came as close as 30-22, but the Bulldogs extended their lead to 38-24 after an 8-2 run to end the half.

Devin Koonce and Walker combined for 25 of the Bulldogs first-half points, but Walker would end the night with only 17 points in the first half.

In the third quarter, Koonce made a pair of free throws, and Quentin Urqhart made a quick basket for the Bulldogs to extend the lead to 42-26.

However, Koonce got into foul trouble and was substituted to avoid fouling out of the game.

Kaleb Higgins heated up for the Zebras as he nailed three triples while scoring 13 of his team's 17 points in the third quarter to cut White Hall's lead down to 48-41 heading in the fourth quarter.

Higgins knocked down a three-pointer to start the fourth quarter, and the Zebras went on an 8-0 run to take their first lead of the game.

Zavion Jackson was fouled and sent to the free throw line to make one out of two free throws to tie the game at 49-49.

Higgins made a runner to regain the lead, and Jyrimee Thompson followed right back with a score of his own to give the Zebras a 53-49 lead over White Hall.

Koonce returned to the game with under three minutes left and scored a quick basket for the Bulldogs, but Kaezron Washington came right back with a score of his own to keep it a two-possession game.

Jackson scored a basket and Koonce made a pair of clutch free throws to tie the game at 55-55, but Washington gave the Zebras the lead once again with a post move.

With about 20.6 seconds left in the game, Urqhart was fouled to make the first free throw and miss the second free throw. Washington rebounded the miss and was fouled to try to extend the lead with about 8.2 seconds remaining in regulation.

The Zebras led 57-56 before Washington was sent to the free throw line, but he missed both free throws and the Bulldogs rebounded the ball.

Ollie Reddick went coast to coast to attempt a shot to win the game, but missed at the buzzer for the Zebras to seal the win.

Higgins ended the first half with seven points and scored 22 points in the second half for a total of 29 to lead the way for the Zebras. Harris Martin reached double-digits for the Zebras as well scoring 13 points.

For the Bulldogs, Walker led with 17 points, and Koonce added 14 points.

GIRLS

After a tough loss to the Watson Chapel Wildcats on Tuesday, the Fillies bounced back with a 48-28 victory over the White Hall Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday night.

A good post move from Or'Lexis Lane followed by a three-pointer from Jaidan Woods started the Fillies out leading 5-0.

Later in the first quarter, White Hall got on the score board with a free throw from Jaidus King and Sam Jackson.

The Fillies would continue to add points to their lead to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 14-2 in the first quarter.

The Fillies only scored three points in the second quarter, and the Lady Bulldogs scored eight points to cut the lead to 17-10 at halftime.

After a free throw for White Hall, the Fillies started the third quarter with a three-point play from Lane and a three pointer from Lydya Deshazier.

Pine Bluff ended the quarter on a 9-0 run and held a 33-18 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Foul trouble played a major role in the fourth quarter for both teams. Jackson and JJ Jefferson, who combined for 20 of White Hall's 28 points in the game, both fouled out early in the fourth quarter.

For the Fillies, Keirria Brice and Deshazier fouled out, and King later fouled out for White Hall.

The Fillies outscored White Hall 15-10 in the fourth to earn a conference victory.

Offensively, Jaidan Woods nailed six free throws in the fourth quarter to add to her game-high of 16 points to lead the way for the Fillies. Breunna Gray added 10 points for the Fillies in the victory.

For White Hall, Jefferson and Jackson both had 10 points a piece.