It may not have been the desired performance, but the Conway Lady Cats defeated Searcy 64-48 Monday night at Buzz Bolding Arena in their first home game under new coach Ashley Nance.
With the win, the Lady Cats improved to 2-0 and will travel to Van Buren for tournament action, beginning at 4:30 p.m. today against Farmington.
Conway had five players score in double figures, led by Enjonae Chambers’ 15 points. Bree Hobbs, Taylor Gault, Madison Foster and Quay Allen-Smith all scored 10 each.
Searcy was led by Brittney Broadway’s 18. Elliott Scarbough added 13.
"It was good to get a win at home, but we didn’t really play very well," Nance said. "We fouled a lot and made some mistakes. But even with all the things we messed up on, we still came out with a win. There’s still room for improvement, though."
Micah Delph’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Wampus Cats to a 56-53 overtime win over Searcy.
Conway, which won last season’s Class 7A state championship, will travel to El Dorado for tournament action today.
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The Lady Eagles stormed out to a 35-0 lead after the first quarter and 58-2 at halftime and never looked back to claim their victory.
Fourteen different players scored for Vilonia (2-0). Colleen Farris led the Lady Eagles with 12 points. Alaina Riley added 11 points, while Baylee Daves had nine points and six steals. Clar Benton chipped in eight points.
Catherine Puckett finished with four rebounds, four assists and four steals, while Lydia Gordon had six steals.
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Olivia Gray scored 23 points to help the Lady Eagles defeat the host Lady Bulldogs.
Erica Croft added 12 points.
Amy Schichtl led St. Joseph with 10 points and eight rebounds, while Heather Dail scored seven pointts and had three assists.
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Tyler Jones scored 22 points to lead the Bulldogs. Matt Snider added eight.
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