Conway Christian had little trouble with Des Arc in its 85-46 victory in the opening round of the Class 2A East Region Tournament at White County Central.
The Lady Eagles (23-4) used 29 points and seven rebounds from Christina DenHartog in the blowout.
Mallory Clutts finished with 15 points and Bre Hobbs pitched in with nine points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
Also for Conway Christian, Meredith Climer nine points. Cheyenne Wood had eight points, six rebounds, seven assists and eight steals. Kelly Hays also ended with eight points.
"It was a good win because it puts us in the state tournament and its just another step for us to accomplish our goals," Conway Christian coach Ashley Nance said. "Now, we have to forget about that game and get ready for the winner out of Quitman and Hughes."
The Lady Eagles will play in the semifinals on Friday at 7 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH BOYS
St. Joseph boys advanced to the second round of the Class 2A East Region Tournament after defeating Augusta 63-56.
The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Zach Hambuchen’s 18 points and 12 rebounds. St. Joseph also had big nights from Tyler Jones, who scored 14 points, Cash Schichtl, Jessie Light, Marcus Kordsmeier and Wade Beck.
Schichtl, Beck and Light ended up with 10 points apiece. Kordsmeier had eight assists and five steals
"I thought the guys really kept their heads and played smart," St. Joseph coach Brent Bruich said. "Augusta is a good team and they have some quick kids. This was a really good win and the guys did a good job of fighting back to win the game.
It was a good night for the Guy-Perkins boys and girls teams at the Class A Region 3 Tournament at South Side Bee Branch.
The Lady Thunderbirds recorded a 75-62 victory over Locksburg and the Guy-Perkins boys steamrolled Ouachita, 93-51.
For the top-seeded Thunderbirds, Brian Hooten finished with a game-high 27 points. Denell Henderson and Brandon Rooney added 14 and 11 points, respectively.
The Guy-Perkins girls got a game-high 26 points from Lainie Lagasse. Also for the Lady Thunderbirds, Amy Smith and Lyndsey Mcghee finished with 12 points apiece.
"In the girls game we struggled," Guy-Perkins coach John Hutchcraft said. "People always say that in a tournament that you’ll have one bad game. Hopefully, that was our one bad game. We just came out flat. In the boys game we were just so much bigger than they were and we were able to use our size. That was a good first game for us and our post players really had a good game."