Conway High’s Lady Wampus Cats defeated host Siloam Springs, 70-67, Saturday night to claim the championship of the Siloam Springs Invitational.
The Lady Cats (12-2) were led by sophomore guard Alexis Tolefree with 27 points. Asia Willard and Micaela Norment added 16 apiece.
"I was proud of our team’s energy and effort tonight," said Conway coach Ashlee Nance. "Siloam Springs gave us a battle and that’s exactly what we needed before heading into conference play."
Earlier in the season, the Lady Cats won their own invitational and finished sixth in a tourney in Duncanville, Texas.
Lady Cats will begin conference on Friday, opening up with a home game against Russellville.
Open Bible College rallied to defeat the Hendrix men, 81-76, at Garrison Court on Sunday in the Warriors’ final nonconference game of the season.
Despite leading 51-34 at halftime, the Warriors (6-6) were outscored, 47-25, by the Bruins (2-21) in the second half.
Warrior senior forward Colton Primm recorded his second consecutive double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds, nine offensive. Sophomore guard Hank Aldous had 18 points, knocking down four 34-pointers. Junior forward Luke Vance had 14 points and six rebounds.
Hendrix will resume Southern Athletic Association play at home against Oglethorpe University on Friday night.
St. Joseph teams defeated Greers Ferry West Side by similar margins in two basketball games Friday night.
The girls won, 67-49. Meagan Briggler led with 17 points and five rebounds. Madeline Moix had 12 points and three steals. Anna Mayor had 10 points and five rebounds. Caroline Dail had six points and five rebounds and Taylor Womack had six points and four assists.
"We played pretty well after a long layoff," said St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier, whose team is 10-3. "We did a good job on the offensive board and had several second-chance points. We had good balance with our scoring."
The Bulldogs (10-4) won 67-54.
Drake Cooper had 19 points and eight rebounds. Taylor Schrekenhofer added 17 points and three steals. Dylan Schrekenhofer had 15 points and five rebounds. Landon Enderlin had seven points. Nash Nichols added four. William Fields had five rebounds and five assists.
"It was good for us to get a nonconference game in before we start conference play," said coach Brent Bruich. "We did a good job of moving the ball on offense and executing. We did a poor job of moving our feet on defense and we fouled way too much."
ST. JOSEPH JUNIOR BOYS
St. Joseph’s junior boys moved into the finals of the Faulkner County Junior Tournament at Guy with a 61-58 overtime victory over Vilonia.
Daniel Lee Kordsmeier had 21 points, three assists and three steals. David Beck added 11 points and seven rebounds. Gage Berger added 10 points. Brad Vandivere had nine points, three assists and three steals. Zach Martins had five points. Triple Williams had five rebounds. Jacob Welter hard five rebounds and three assists.
MAYFLOWER JUNIOR GIRLS
Mayflower’s junior girls defeated Mount Vernon-Enola, 34-23, in the semifinals of the Faulkner County junior tournament. Leading Mayflower in scoring was Tori Lasker with 15 points. Marissa Harper scored 14 points for the Lady Eagles.
The finals will be at Guy Perkins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.