By Joe Mosby
Special to the Log Cabin
GREENBRIER – Greenbrier’s boys missed two shots in the final seconds Thursday night at Panther Pavilion and fell by 48-46 to Sheridan in the First Security Bank Battle at the Brier.
Greenbrier took a first half lead largely on the 3-point shooting of junior guard Jordan Wilcox, then Sheridan went to 3-point range in the alst two quarters with success.
Sheridan went ahead at 45-43 with 2:06 to play and held off the Panthers.
Wilcox finished with 20 points for the night including five 3-point goals. Dylan Morris was high for Sheridan with 15.
In another first round boys game, Searcy defeated Russellville by 57-50. Emjae Young led Searcy with 20 points. Andy Campbell had 13 and Dakota Young 11 for Russellville.
In girls play, Vilonia fell to Watson Chapel by 45-41, the Lady Eagles’ first loss this year. Down by 40-34 late,
Vilonia tied the game with a 4-point play by McKenzie Gray then a basket by McKenzie Morris. But Watson chapel struck back with a basket and two free throws. Gray scored 17 for Vilonia, and Jasmine Bell 12 for Watson Chapel.
The Guy-Perkins girls went down by 60-50 to Benton. Abigail smith had 19 for Guy, and Allison Reynolds scored 17 for Benton.
Rogers Heritage defeated Searcy by 52-36. Emilie Jost and Lacey Murray each put in 12 points for Heritage. McKenzie Smith scored 14 for Searcy.