The Conway Christian boys recorded their first-ever win over Abundant Life on Friday night, running away with a 72-47 victory at Eagle Gymnasium.

Nine players scored for the Eagles, led by Kirby Powell with 23 points. He also had five rebounds.

Zac Johnson added 12 points, while Caleb Stanton finished with 11 points and four assists. Ethan Ellis had eight points. Tanner Stevenson chipped in four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

"I’m real proud of the boys," CCS coach Shane Davis said. "It was a total team effort. After a sluggish first quarter, we played really well. It was a big win for us."

In the girls game, the Lady Eagles ended up being a little short-handed, as three players fouled out and forced CCS to play with just four players during the waning seconds of a 58-55 defeat.

Kelly Hays led CCS with 26 points. Christina DenHartog scored 12. Sarah Nekonchuk and Sarah Roberson had six and five points, respectively.

The Lady Eagles led with 42 seconds left before Abundant Life was able to make its comeback.

Conway Christian won the junior girls game 32-4. Nine players scored for the Junior Lady Eagles.

Katie Jo Henley led with six points. Lindsey Clay, Mackenzie Wallace and Anna Cain all had five points. Carly Powell, Whitley Wooten, Autumn Jones, Leanna Sartain and Reagan Coffey scored two points apiece.

Conway Christian plays Tuesday at Magnet Cove.


VILONIA — Vilonia split a pair of 5A-West Conference games with Alma at Eagle Gymnasium on Friday night.

The Lady Eagles played what Vilonia coach Alvin Riley called "the hardest we’ve played all year" en route to a 66-38 victory.

Maggie Brewer led the Lady Eagles (17-2, 5-0) with 19 points and had five rebounds and five assists. Catherine Puckett finished with 12 points, five rebounds and three steals, while Balee Daves scored seven points. Julie Stanley had six points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Betsy Bartlett also had six points, while Lydia Gordon finished with five points.

Caroline Dean led Alma with eight points.

A strong third quarter lifted the Airedales to a 55-30 win in the boys game.

Leading 18-12 at halftime, Alma scored 26 points in the third quarter to pull away.

Sean Talbert had 16 points to lead the Eagles. Isaac McCoy scored 16 for Alma.

The Vilonia teams will play at Harrison on Tuesday.


MAYFLOWER — The Mayflower basketball teams made a clean sweep of Benton Harmony Grove on Friday night in 5-3A Conference action.

Dane Richardson hit 6 of 6 free throws in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles win the senior boys game 62-54.

Austin Taylor, though, provided the scoring spark. He drained six 3-pointers in a 22-point performance. Deric Parks added 12 points for Mayflower (7-9, 4-4).

Tyler Smart had 17 to lead Benton Harmony Grove

In the girls game, Benton Harmony Grove led 18-13 at halftime, but then the Lady Eagles fought back and secured a 42-36 victory in the second half.

Erica Croft led Mayflower (5-13, 3-5) with 24 points. Morgan Ramsey had 21 for the visitors.

Mayflower also won the junior girls game, taking a 34-13 decision.

Jessica Webb led the Junior Lady Eagls with 11 points.

Mayflower returns to action Tuesday at Arkansas Baptist before playing makeup games against Jessieville on Wednesday. 


BEE BRANCH — Five players scored in double figures Friday night to help the Guy-Perkins boys take a 77-43 win over South Side Bee Branch.

Branon Rooney led that charge with 13 points. Alex Davis scored 12 points, while Bradley Holbrook added 11. Denell Henderson and Brian Hooten had 10 each.

The Lady Thunderbirds took a 57-53 victory.

Lanie Lagasse led with 21 points. Alexis Hogan scored 11, and Haley Bolieau scored 10 points.

The Guy-Perkins teams will return to action Tuesday at LISA Academy.


Vilonia’s seventh-grade girls dominated Morrilton in two games Wednesday.

The Lady Eagles won the A game 48-8. Morgan Gray scored 12 points and had five steals. Sarah Brantley scored six points and had four steals. Jessica Brandon scored seven points and had six rebounds. Lauren Rappold added five points and three assists. Rachel Pruitt had three steals and two rebounds. Averi Ratliff had two rebounds. Sydney Wader scored eight points. Cassidy Leach added six. Madison Daves had two points and four assists. Kathleen Hill scored two points.

In the B game, Vilonia won 15-7. Michelle Dorsett scored six points and had two steals. Faith Burroughs added two points and a steal. McKenzie Weaver, Brianna Neugebauer and Mattison Rhoades scored two points each. Kaitlin Lowe scored a point. Ashlynn Morton had two.


Brandon Paladino and Josh Greer accounted for 21 of the Eagles’ points in a 35-28 win over Morrilton.

Paladino, who hit three key 3-pointers, led with 11 points, followed closely by Greer with 10. 

Point guard Austin Newell had six points and three steals. Blaine Norman had four points, Tripp Reed and Ben Payne each had two. Jacob Berry and Sawyer Floyd each had two steals.

Bradley Taylor and Charlie Thomas led the team in rebounding. 

Vilonia won the B game, 16-7.