CCS wins two 

over Magnet Cove


The Conway Christian basketball teams took a pair of wins over Magnet Cove on Monday night.

The Lady Eagles rallied to take a 64-61 overtime victory after a 3-point shot by Kelly Hays banked in with three seconds left in regulatiton to force the extra period.

Hays’ 3 tied the game at 55.. She finished with 27 points, putting her over 1,000 points in her career.

Lexi Dather had a double-double performance of 15 points and 13 rebounds. Christina DenHartog added 15 points and five rebounds.

Conway Christian won the boys game 64-58.

Zach Johnson led the Eagles, who won their fourth straight, with 21 points and seven rebounds. Kirby Powell added 13 points and three steals. Ethan Ellis chipped in 12 points, while Caleb Stanton had eight points and five assists.

The Conway Christian teams play at crosstown-rival St. Joseph today.


Conway White downs Benton boys


Conway White defeated Benton 42-33 Monday night in ninth-grade boys basketball.

Sidney Moore had 15 points to lead the Kittens, while Dustin Tims scored 14.

White will play at Lake Hamilton on Thursday to close the regular season.


Conway Blue defeats Catholic


Conway Blue fought off a strong third quarter from Little Rock Catholic and posted a 52-49 win Monday night in ninth-grade boys basketball.

Leading just 25-24 at halftime, Blue saw its lead begin to dwindle in the third. However, the Kittens allowed just six points in the fourth to take the win, despite the Rockets tying the game at 49 late in the game.

Trent Walder led Blue with 15 points, while A.J. Burton had 12. Armunie Arnold added nine points. Alex Reed and Darvin Tompson had nine and eight points, respectively. 

Conway Blue will close out its regular season next Monday against Bryant.


ASU sweeps Sugar Bears

 in tennis


JONESBORO — The University of Central Arkansas tennis team was defeated by Arkansas State 7-0 in the Sugar Bears’ first nonconference match of the season.

Freshman Sasha Ruocco had UCA’s closest matchup, losing to Janie Nowland 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Sophomore Kazumi Otani fell to Jenny Herring 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 singles and freshman Simona Horsikyan lost to Emily Crowe 6-3, 6-2 in the top singles spot.

Seniors Kati Andersen and Alex Rios fell to Herring and Menna Kamal 8-2 in No. 3 doubles.

The Sugar Bears will travel west on when they face Arkansas-Fort Smith on the road Wednesday.

Singles competition

1. Emily Crowe (ASU) def. Simona Horsikyan (UCA) 6-3, 6-2

2. Janie Nowland (ASU) def. Sasha Ruocco (UCA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

3. Jenny Herring (ASU) def. Kazumi Otani (UCA) 6-4, 6-4

4. Ioana Teu (ASU) def. Kati Andersen (UCA) 6-3, 6-0

5. Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) def. Alex Rios (UCA) 6-2, 6-1

6. Menna Kamal (ASU) def. Maribelle Siegfried (UCA) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Emily Crowe/Ioana Teu (ASU) def. Lisa Mainz/Allison Hartman (UCA) 8-1

2. Janie Nowland/Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) def. Kazumi Otani/Sasha Ruocco (UCA) 8-1

3. Jenny Herring/Menna Kamal (ASU) def. Kati Andersen/Alex Rios (UCA) 8-2


Vilonia jr. girls defeat Greenbrier


Vilonia defeated Greenbrier twice last week in seventh-grade girls basketball.

Lauren Rappold scored 12 points and have five rebounds in a 33-20 victory in the A game. Jessica Brandon added eight points. Kathleen Hill and Morgan Gray scored four points each. Sydney Wader and Cassidy Leach had two points each. Sarah Brantley scored one point. Madison Daves had four rebounds and one steal.

The Lady Eagles won the B game 32-8. Allie Skouras scored 10 points. Ashlynn Morton scored eight points. McKenzie Weaver scored four points. Kylie Balentine, Alexis Hightower, Lacey McCasland, Brianna Neugebauer, and Mattison Rhoades scored two points each. Kelsey McKissack added four rebounds.


Mustangs prevail in back-and-forth game


Central Baptist College avenged an earlier defeated to Lindenwood University with a 90-87 victory Saturday at A.R. Reddin Fieldhouse.

The game featured 11 lead changes and six ties.

The much bigger Lindenwood team outscored the Mustangs 48-40 in the paint. The Lynx took the largest lead by either team with an 80-71 advantage with 4:37 remaining. CBC cut the lead to 80-75 before a double-technical foul was issued to both teams, which resulted in a jump ball giving the Mustangs the ball back with 2:54 left.  

Dane Lottner hit a 15-foot jumper, cutting the Lindenwood lead to 80-77. The game would go back-and-forth for the next two minutes. After a timeout, the Mustangs came out and ran a set up play with Lottner coming off a double screen and hitting a 3-point basket, giving CBC a 88-85 lead with 33.5 seconds remaining.

Lindenwood pushed the ball down the floor dishing it to junior Devon Weaver for the basket and a foul with 7.3 seconds left. Weaver missed the game-tying free throw and had to foul Taylor Reggans, who hit two foul shots to seal the victory.

"This was a huge win tonight; Dane had a great play at the end," CBC coach Josh Austin said. "I was proud of the heart that our guys played with tonight. Lindenwood is a great team. We played big today."

CBC was led in scoring by Gavin McDaniel with 22 points. Lottner finished with 19 on 6-of-10 from the field. Senior Gerry Allen had 17 points and six assists. Reggans and Matt Velek both finished with 10 points, respectively. 

The Mustangs will be back in action tonight, hosting Crowley’s Ridge College.