BENTON — Benton outlasted Pine Bluff in overtime for a 56-52 boys basketball victory and to create a logjam for second place in the 6A-South Conference.

BENTON — Benton outlasted Pine Bluff in overtime for a 56-52 boys basketball victory and to create a logjam for second place in the 6A-South Conference.

With the setback Pine Bluff dropped to 11-6 overall and 5-3 in the conference. Benton improved to 15-7 and 5-3. Texarkana is also 5-3 in league play after beating Sheridan 55-46.

The three teams trail frontrunner Little Rock McClellan, which remained unbeaten in eight division games with a 72-67 win over El Dorado.

After playing to a 49-49 tie in regulation, Benton outscored Pine Bluff 7-3 in the extra frame to secure the win. Marcus Barnes knotted the score with a layup at the buzzer to send the conference tilt into the overtime frame.

“We had a chance to win it in regulation, but we missed a layup and a couple of free throws,” said Pine Bluff coach Ronald Moragne.

Darrian Kee led the Zebras with 15 points while Rickey Clements Jr. added 13.

McGehee 43, Dumas 40

DUMAS — The Owls (13-6, 7-2 in 8-4A) dodged another upset defeat and moved back in second place of the conference.

It was a close game throughout, as McGehee trailed 26-25 at halftime after leading 17-10. The Bobcats (9-7, 5-4), who are still in fourth place in the conference, tied it at 33 at the end of the third. Dumas’ Antonio Ford missed a three-point shot that would have tied the game with 2 seconds left.

Donterius Stovall scored 20 points to lead Dumas. Zack Ellis of McGehee had 15 points.

DeWitt 42, Warren 38

WARREN — Tied through three quarters, the Lumberjacks (0-15, 0-9 in 8-4A) could not break through for their first conference victory after being held to six fourth-quarter points.

VonEric Gonder had 14 points and Kaleel Thomas nine for Warren.

GIRLS

White Hall 66, Little Rock Mills 58

LITTLE ROCK — A 23-9 fourth quarter helped the Lady Bulldogs (11-5, 6-2 in 5A-Southeast) turn back the Lady Comets (8-10, 3-5), who were one game out of state playoff contention going into the game.

White Hall came back from trailing 33-24 at halftime and withstood a 25-point game by Jasmine Perkins, who hit four three-point shots in the process. Perkins scored 17 points at halftime.

JaeLisa Allen led White Hall with 20. She was followed by Patience Walker with 12 and Haley Baugh with 11. For Mills, Jonte Duhart added 16.

Monticello 83, Crossett 22

MONTICELLO — The Lady Billies (19-2, 8-0 in 5A-Southeast) extended their unbeaten run in the league behind Chelsey Rhodes’ 19 points, Marquia Goffin’s 16 and Deanne Martin’s 13.

The Lady Eagles are now 2-14 and 2-6 in the 5A-Southeast.

Dumas 55, McGehee 34

DUMAS — Dumas ousted McGehee 55-34 after jumping out to an 11-2 lead in the first quarter.

Shabr’an Richardson led the Lady Bobcats with 34 points. The Lady Bobcats improved to 13-7 overall and 8-1 in the 8-4A Conference. McGehee dropped to 9-8 and 4-5 in league action.

Fordyce 43, Camden Harmony Grove 40

FORDYCE — The Lady Bugs overcame a 9-4 first-quarter deficit and improved to 17-6 and 5-1 in the 8-3A Conference with a narrow victory over the Lady Hornets, who are now 2-3 in the conference.

Sade Jenkins scored 24 points to lead Fordyce, and Lakitta Grandy hit two free throws with about 5 seconds to give the Lady Bugs a three-point lead. The Lady Hornets missed a potential tying shot before the buzzer.

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS

Star City 46, Dollarway 38

STAR CITY — The Cardinals dropped to 10-10 overall and 2-3 in the 8-4A Conference. It’s also their third straight defeat.

No statistics were provided.

Warren 42, DeWitt 17

WARREN — Eight Lumberjacks scored, led by Darveon Brown’s 12 points, as Warren moved to 13-3 overall and 6-0 in the 8-4A.