The University of Central Arkansas volleyball team moved into the Southland Conference semifinals Friday with a 25-20.v 25-19, 25-17 victory over Stephen F. Austin in the tournament at Corpus Christi, Texas, the Sugar Bears’ 17th straight-set victory of the season.

Central Arkansas (27-3, 18-0 SLC) hit .236 on the night while holding the Ladyjacks to a percentage of .056. Marissa Collins picked up a double-double for the Sugar Bears, dishing out a match-high 37 assists and digging 13 balls. Heather Schnars had 12 kills, seven digs, three blocks and two aces.

Jessica Nagy was also a force on both sides of the ball, turning in 10 kills and six blocks.


LITTLE ROCK — Conway’s John Nekonchuk, 6-foot-5, had a big second quarter in helping the Wampus Cats to a 56-48 victory over Little Rock Mills in boys basketball Thursday night.

Nekonchuk scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half. He added 11 rebounds and blocked four shots.

Jalen Jones added 12 points and James Grubbs 10 for the Wampus Cats (1-1).


QUITMAN — Mayflower’s junior girls defeated Rose Bud, 30-20, Thursday night to run their record to 4-0 and win the title of the Quitman Invitational Junior Tournament.

Tori Lasker lead the team in scoring with 10 points, Tristen Lasker had eight points and 13 rebounds, and Marissa Harper had five points.


SEARCY — Benton’s Braxton Chumley hit two free throws with three seconds left as Benton defeated Greenbrier, 44-43, in the Searcy Classic.

Kory Westerman had 13 points for Greenbrier.


RUSSELLVILLE — Conway Blue boys basketball team (2-0) defeated the Russellville West Cyclones (1-1), 48-20, in the semifinals of the Russellville Invitational junior tournament.

The Kittens led 11-3 after the first quarter.

Darius Tate led Conway with 12 points. Seth Long added seven. 12 Pts. Destin Macon, Brandon Stone, Shamar Harper, and Gentrell Taylor each had five point.


BRYANT — Hot Springs defeated Conway White, 48-37, Thursday night in the boys division of the Bryant junior tournament.

Leading scorer for Conway was Junior Williams with 16. Travis O’Bannon had 10 and Kameron King had eight.


GUY — St. Joseph junior high teams lost twice Thursday night in the semifinals of the Guy-Perkins junior tournament.

Greers Ferry West Side defeated the Bulldogs, 41-35.

Daniel Lee Kordsmeier led St. Joseph with 13 points. Gage Berger had nine and five rebounds. Jacob Welter added five points and Triple Williams had four points and four rebounds. David Beck had three rebounds and Brad Vandivere three steals for the Bulldogs (5-3).

Wondervieew defeated the St. Joseph girls, 51-18. Rachel Prall had 10 points and Joanie Elsinger five rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs (2-3).