DUMAS — Dollarway bounced back from a 43-42 loss to Malvern on Friday with a 58-52 win Saturday afternoon over McGehee in the consolation game of the Class 4A South Regional.

DUMAS — Dollarway bounced back from a 43-42 loss to Malvern on Friday with a 58-52 win Saturday afternoon over McGehee in the consolation game of the Class 4A South Regional.

Dollarway will advance to the state tournament as the No. 3 seed from the South Region, while McGehee will go as the fourth seed.

Dumas coach Johnny Hendrix sat in the stands watching the game, possibly thinking he needed to shout instructions to the Dollarway players at some point as the Cardinals donned Dumas jerseys for the affair. Dollarway coach Ellis Berry said the Cardinals brought only white jerseys, which are reserved for the home team.

“We thought since we were the one-seed, we would be wearing white the whole time,” Berry said. “We just didn’t look at the bracket all the way down, and that’s the way it fell.”

With Berry being the keyholder to the Cardinal jerseys back in Pine Bluff, the only option was to wear Dumas’ purple jerseys with gold lettering.

“We wouldn’t have had time to get them here,” Berry said. “I have them under tight lock and key and nobody can get to them but me. But it was fine. The guys knew we just had to win a ballgame. Either way, whether we wore white jerseys or their jerseys.”

And the Cards took care of business, grabbing an 11-8 lead after the opening frame. The Owls battled back in the second and claimed a 24-22 advantage at halftime. But Dollarway scored the first seven points out of the break for a 29-24 advantage and staved off several attempts by the Owls to screech back in.

Dollarway led 42-35 after three quarters and McGehee could get no closer than five down the stretch. The jersey change didn’t appear to bother Dollarway’s Davonne Chapman, who led all scorers with 24 points.

“All we had to do was go out there and play hard,” Chapman said. “I will play in any jersey, any color, any team. I don’t care. Our goal now is to win our next game. Game by game.”

Jamal Burton followed Chapman with 11 points. Berry said winning the consolation game may have set up a collision course with one of the state’s top teams, Pulaski Academy.

“We knew after last night’s letdown we had to come out and really play hard to get seeded higher,” Berry said. “We knew what the brackets looked like, and in no way were we trying to avoid the top teams coming from that area.”

McGehee coach Jerome Pace said his squad possibly played flat after being relegated to the consolation game.

“The third or fourth seed is like kissing your sister, you know,” Pace said. “But it does count when you go down to the state tournament. And you want to go into the tournament playing well.”

Zack Ellis led McGehee with 15 points.