LITTLE ROCK — The Conway Lady Cats ended their season with a bang Friday night, routing Mount St. Mary 72-48 in 7A-Central Conference play.
With the win, the Lady Cats reached their 20th win of the season, heading into next week’s state tournament. Conway ended at 20-6 overall and 8-6 in league play.
"We accomplished two goals (Friday) with getting our 20th win of the season and reaching the state playoffs," Lady Cats coach Ashley Nance said.
Enjonae Chambers led Conway with 22 points, while Taylor Gault added 16. Madison Foster finished with 10 points, while Quay Allen-Smith grabbed 10 rebounds.
"I was very pleased with the second half," Nance said. "We outscored them 36-18."
VILONIA — The Vilonia Lady Eagles claimed a share of the 5A-West Conference title with a 58-32 win over Siloam Springs on Friday night in the season finale.
With the win, the Lady Eagles finished 24-4 overall and 12-2 in the conference. Vilonia will play Batesville at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Class 5A state tournament in Alma.
Catherine Puckett and Maggie Brewer led the Lady Eagles with 17 points each. Julie Stanley added a double-double performance of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Betsy Barlett finished with nine points.
ST. JOSEPH BOYS
CARLISLE — After a sluggish start, the St. Joseph Bulldogs put together a strong comeback in Thursday’s action at the Class 2A East Regional. However, Hughes got the better of them in overtime, taking a 63-54 win.
Trailing 18-6 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs (19-9) fought back to take a 25-23 lead at halftime and even took a 36-31 lead into the final period. Hughes, though, was able to force a 50-50 tie at the end of regulation before outscoring St. Joseph 13-4 in the extra frame.
"I’m so proud of the boys and the effort they displayed," Bulldogs coach Brent Bruich said. "They showed tremendous heart overcoming a bad first quarter. We competed hard on the boards with them all night long. It was a fun game to be a part of.
"We had a good season, and I’m very blessed and thankful to coach such a fine group of young men."
Andrew Beck led the way with 25 points. Hayden Kordsmeier added eight points, while Tyler Jones and Matt Snider finished with seven and five points, respectively.