The St. Joseph basketball teams finished the home portion of their season with wins over Faulkner County foe Mayflower on Friday night.

The Lady Bulldogs recorded a 55-41 victory, while the St. Joseph boys took a 63-32 decision. The teams will now regroup and prepare for district play next week.

Four players scored in double digits for the St. Joseph girls (23-2). Heather Moix led with 15 points and added eight rebounds. Kelsey Davidson added 13 points, while Jessie Moix finished with 12 points and six assists. Brooke Enderline added 11 points and four steals. Elaine Kordsmeier chipped in six rebounds.

“This was a good ballgame for us before we start the district tournament,” Lady Bulldogs coach Chris Kordsmeier said. “We had good balance on offense with four girls in double figures. Mayflower has a fine club and played well tonight.”

Tyler Jones led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Zach Hambuchen finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Dylan Heathscott and Wade Beck had eight points each.

“It was a good game for us, and it will help us next week,” St. Joseph coach Brent Bruich said. “It was a great way for the seniors to end their home career.”

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junior girls

BIGELOW — The St. Joseph junior girls romped to a 45-12 win over White County Central in Thursday’s action of the 5-2A North District tournament.

With the win, the Junior Lady Bulldogs will play in the semifinals at 4 p.m. today.

Rachel Briggler led with 10 points, while Madison Seiter added six. Meagan Briggler grabbed five rebounds.

Conway Christian girls

Conway Christian quickly turned a tight game into a blowout Friday night, as the Lady Eagles secured the No. 1 seed in the 5-2A North District with a 69-37 win.

Leading just 16-12 after the first quarter, the Lady Eagles (20-4, 11-1) exploded for 33 points in the second quarter to take a 49-19 lead into halftime.

Kelly Hays led Conway Christian with 18 points and added four steals. Mallory Clutts added 13 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, while Cheyenne Wood chipped in 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

This was the final home game for five Lady Eagle seniors — Clutts, Wood, Molly Bowman, Meredith Climer and Anna Gray. Conway Christian will open tournament play at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

VILONIA

VILONIA — The Vilonia senior boys used a strong fourth quarter to post a 61-51 win over Siloam Springs on Friday night.

Leading just 40-39 after three quarters, the Eagles (10-11, 3-6 5A-West) outscored the Panthers 21-12 in the final period to take the win.

Sean Talbert led Vilonia with 29 points, while Jacob Moore added 11.]

Siloam Springs squeaked out a 40-39 win in the girls game.

That avenged an earlier loss to the Lady Eagles (20-2, 8-1) earlier in the season.

Heather Brantley led Vilonia with 11 points, while Catherine Puckett finished with eight points and five rebounds. Betsy Bartlett chipped in seven points, and Bailey Sisson had six assists.

Ashley Adams led the Lady Panthers with 16 points.

The Vilonia teams will play at Morrilton on Tuesday.

GREENBRIER JUNIOR GIRLS

The Greenbrier junior girls finished regular-season conference play at 10-4 Thusrday with a 38-30 victory over Cabot North.

The Junior Lady Panthers earned the third seed in the conference tournament at Sheridan. The Lady Panthers will play at 4:15 p.m. Saturday against Lake Hamilton. 

Against Cabot North, the Lady Panthers led by one at the break. 

“The third quarter was the deciding quarter,” coach Larry Flake said. 

Greenbrier outscored North 12-4 in the third. Samantha Smith led all scorers with 16 points and Aundrea Hardin added seven.

CSMS 7TH BOYS

The Carl Stuart Middle School seventh-grade boys team split a pair of games with Bryant Bethel on Thursday.

CSMS won the A game 46-41, led by Jevante Ellis’ 23 points. Jecarius Stewart and Nick Star had six points. Kennedy King finished with five points.

Bryant Bethel won the B game 20-10. Colton Jackson and Orlandon Hinton led with four points each.