WARREN — If beating McGehee by 22 points for first place in the 8-4A Conference wasn't convincing enough, maybe following it with a 42-point victory over Warren was for Dollarway.
WARREN — If beating McGehee by 22 points for first place in the 8-4A Conference wasn’t convincing enough, maybe following it with a 42-point victory over Warren was for Dollarway.
Thirteen Cardinals scored Tuesday in a 64-22 victory over the Lumberjacks, helping Dollarway complete the first round of round-robin conference play at 7-0 and 16-4 overall. Jamal Burton led Dollarway with 11 points and Jonathan Liddell added 10.
The Cards also were impressive defensively, taking a 41-6 lead at halftime and shutting out the Lumberjacks in the second quarter in the process. It was 8-6 after the first.
“Give a lot of credit to Dollarway, very athletic and very talented,” Warren coach Jimmy May said.
VonEric Gonder led Warren (0-12, 0-6) with six points.
It’s Dollarway’s second 40-plus win in eight days — it beat DeWitt 69-20 last Tuesday in Pine Bluff — and sixth straight win overall. But the Cardinals are expected to get a tougher challenge at home Friday against Dumas, a team they beat 49-47 in overtime in December to open conference play.
Pine Bluff 67, Lake Hamilton 43
PEARCY — The Zebras (11-4, 5-1 in 6A-South) won their third straight game behind 17 points from Rickey Clements Jr., 14 from Marcus Barnes and 13 from Darrian Kee.
Pine Bluff had a fast start to the game, leading 23-11 after one quarter and 46-21 at halftime. The Zebras will host El Dorado on Friday.
Lake Hamilton fell to 6-12 and 0-6.
Ridgway Christian 67, Columbia Christian 54
Ridgway Christian celebrated senior night in style with the help of Larry Tate’s 33 points in a district victory over Columbia Christian.
Demetrius McCullough added 11 points and Blake Pennington 10 for the winning Eagles (13-5, 6-3 AACS South District).
Star City 74, McGehee 56
McGEHEE — Star City scored outscored McGehee 25-16 in the third quarter to pull away for a 74-56 win Tuesday.
Star City improved to 5-2 in the 8-4A Conference and is 8-11 overall. McGehee is 11-6 overall and 5-2 in the conference, having dropped two straight, and is now tied with Dumas and Star City for second place in the conference.
Damar Reed scored 25 points for Star City, Jemiel Thompson had 15 points and Reshod Davis added 10 points.
In the junior high game, Star City beat McGehee 50-46 in double overtime. Trevon Jackson had 24 points and Tye Brown chipped in 12 points.
Pine Bluff 60, Lake Hamilton 57
PEARCY — The Fillies (11-8, 3-3 in 6A-South) scored eight unanswered points to build an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter and held off a late charge by the Wolves to end a three-game losing streak.
Ajia Richardson scored 21 points, Jasmyn Eckermann and Brittany Wright 11 each and Victoria Broady 10 for the Fillies, who were tied with Little Rock McClellan for fourth place in the conference.
Lake Hamilton, which was tied with Sheridan for sixth, fell to 5-13 and 1-5.
Columbia Christian 36, Ridgway Christian 35
At Ridgway, the Lady Eagles (10-4, 3-3 AACS South District) missed two free throws with 3 seconds left, and Columbia escaped with a league victory.
For the Lady Eagles, Dyimond Anderson had 16 points, Hailey Wilkins nine and Jordan Sullivan six points.
Star City 42, McGehee 22
McGEHEE — Star City jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter against McGehee for a 42-22 victory Tuesday.
Star City improved to 19-1 and 7-0 in the 8-4A Conference. McGehee is 4-3 in the conference and 9-6 overall. Tyeshia Harris scored 13 points for Star City and Olydia Thornton had 10 points.
Drew Central 53, Fordyce 23
MONTICELLO — The battle for No. 1 in the 8-3A Conference was a bit one-sided Tuesday.
A strong second half by the Lady Pirates (18-4, 4-0 in 8-3A) allowed them to put away the Lady Bugs (15-6, 3-1) by 30 points after leading just 8-7 at the end of the first quarter and 18-13 at halftime. Drew Central outscored Fordyce 19-5 in the third frame.
“We came out with a lot of intensity,” Drew Central coach Michael Goad said. “We knew what was at stake.”
For Drew Central, Stephanie Ridgell led all scorers with 16 points and Adruna Simpson had 10. Lacie Hulse led Fordyce with seven points.
Dumas 67, Lake Village 7
DUMAS — Dumas improved to 11-7 overall and 6-1 in the 8-4A Conference.
Shabr’an Richardson led Dumas with 22 points, Mona’ Mitchell added 13 points and A’Diamond Johnson had 11 points.
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Warren 37, Dollarway 27
WARREN — Darveon Brown scored 12 points, one of seven Lumberjacks to score in an 8-4A victory over the Cardinals (10-9, 2-2 in 8-4A).
Warren improved to 11-3 and 4-0 in the conference. No statistics for Dollarway were available.
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS
Ridgway Christian 17, Columbia Christian 8
At Ridgway, Henley Tucker scored eight points and Rainey Davis added four as the Lady Eagles (4-3, 4-0 AACS South District) came away with the win.