The Vilonia Lady Eagles beat Siloam Springs 48-31 on Friday.
The Lady Eagles was led in scoring with Catherine Puckett’s 13. Heather Brantley and Bailey Sisson ended with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Kalyn Rappold ended with seven points and a game-high nine rebounds. Maggie Brewer also pitched in with six points.
The Lady Eagles (22-2, 10-1) led 18-17 at halftime before reeling off 18 points in the third quarter for a 36-26 lead at the end of the quarter.
"We’ve had some good third quarters this year," Vilonia coach Alvin Riley said. "I think having another big third quarter was key in this win. Kalyn Rappold came out and hit two big 3-pointers. Bailey hit a 3-pointers. Maggie had four points in that quarter. Everybody pitched in. We had balanced scoring inside and out.
Riley said his team was able to hit seven free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
CONWAY CHRISTIAN GIRLS
Conway Christian (21-4) had its way with Bigelow in the semifinals of the district tournament at White County Central on Friday.
The Lady Eagles will play St. Joseph a third time this season for the district championship on Saturday, after running away with a 70-39 victory.
For Conway Christian, Kelly Hays and Christina DenHartog led in scoring with 14 points. Cheyenne Wood had 12 points. Mallory Clutts and Alexi Dather finished with 10 points apiece. DenHartog led the team in assists (six) and Clutts led in rebounds (eight)
Greenbrier dropped a disappointing decision on the road at Siloam Springs on Friday, 47-44.
The Panthers (12-10, 7-4) led at the end of the third quarter, but Siloam Springs outscored the Panthers 27-16 in the fourth.
Greenbrier’s Neal Burcham led with 22 points. Patrick Allen and John Mark Rowden finished with eight and six points.
ST. JOSEPH GIRLS
St. Joseph defeated Quitman 51-35 in the semifinals of the district tournament to advance to the Saturday’s final.
The Lady Bulldogs (24-2) were led by Kelsey Davidson’s 17 points. Heather Moix finished with eight points and six rebounds. Brooke Enderlin ended up with seven points and four steals. Jessie Moix had eight assist and five steals.
"The girls played well tonight on both ends of the floor," St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier said. "Quitman had a fine effort as well. We will play Conway Christian for the finals at 6 pm."
ST. JOSEPH BOYS
The Bulldogs cruised to a 59-35 victory over White County.
Marcus Kordsmeier ended with 14 points and four steals. Wade Beck and Tyler Jones finished with 11 points apiece. Zach Hambuchen and Cash Schichtl finished with six and five points, Matt Lowe had three steals.
The Bulldogs will play in the finals at 7:15 on Saturday.