Tim Boyd found a zone and a rhythm Friday night in leading the Conway boys to a 7A/6A Central road victory over Fort Smith Southside.

Boyd was six of nine from 3-pointers in the first half in leading the Wampus Cats (11-5, 2-2) to a 76-61 victory over the Rebels (6-13, 1-4). He scored a career-high 36 points.

The Cat attack was balanced behind Boyd, who was 11 of 16 from the field for the game. Justin Leon added 15 points, hitting seven of nine field goal attempts. He had seven rebounds. Dominic Taylor had 11 points and four assists. Adrian Moore had 10 points and six assists.

In the girls game, the Lady Cats forced the Lady Rebels into 26 turnovers but could not overcome a torrid shooting performance by Southside’s Calli White in a 78-65 loss.

White hit six 3-pointers and eight of nine shots for Southside (14-4, 3-2). The Lady Rebels’ Lauren Fritsche scored 14 of her 16 points the first half. The Lady Rebels pulled away for good with a 15-4 run in the second quarter.

Enjonae Chambers scored 18 points and Kianna Speight 17 for the Lady Cats, who fell to 11-5 and 1-3.

Conway teams host Mount St. Mary/Little Rock Catholic on Tuesday.


SPRINGDALE — Greenbrier split 5A West basketball games Friday night against Shiloh Christian.

The Lady Panthers (11-6, 3-1) defeated the Lady Saints (5-12, 0-5), 40-33.

Bailey Reynolds scored 14 points for Greenbrier and Kenzie Batteron had 12. Autumn Russell added nine.

Greenbrier lost the senior boys game 61-51 to fall to 1-3 in conference. Jordan Wilcox led Greenbrier with 13 points. Malik Wright and Sam Colbert each had 10.


ALMA — Vilonia’s senior girls stayed unbeaten in conference with a 49-36 victory over Alma on Friday night.

The win improved the Lady Eagles to 4-0 in conference and 16-1 overall.

Alma battled hard and as patient in keeping the game close in the first half, leading 8-7 after a quarter and trailing only 21-19 at the half.

The Lady Eagles took control of the game in the third outscoring Alma, 15-5.

Hannah Schnebelen led Vilonia in scoring with 19 points, followed by Ashlyn Hightower with 13 points. Robin Stewart scored 12 points for Alma.

Alma (14-3, 3-1) defeated Vilonia, 66-31, in the senior boys game. The Eagles fell to 5-12 and 0-4.

Vilonia hosts Greenbrier on Tuesday night.


MAYFLOWER — Mayflower defeated Benton Harmony Grove, 70-57, Friday night in senior boys basketball.

The Eagles (10-4, 5-3) took a 20-11 first quarter lead and led throughout.

The Eagles hit 10 3-point shots with Drew Duncan, who had 24 points, hitting seven.

Other top scorers for Mayflower were: Ross Gray, 18, J.P. Perry, 14, Dane Richardson 10.

Mayflower (5-12, 2-6) also won the girls game, 48-31. Shelby Ryals scored 13 points for the Lady Eagles.


Vilonia’s junior girls hit a last-second baseline shot Thursday night to edge Greenbrier, 33-32 in overtime in junior basketball at Vilonia.

“Whoever came to this game got their money’s worth,” said Greenbrier coach Larry Flake, whose team fell to 4-2 in conference.

The Lady Panthers’ Charli Short hit a basket from the top of the key in the final seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime.

With 11 seconds to go in overtime, the Lady Panthers took the lead 32-31 with a free throw by Ali Skudlark, setting up the game-winner by the Lady Eagles.

The Lady Panthers were led by Kory Westerman with 11 points. Skudlark had nine and Short added seven. Maranda Clendenin came off the bench and provided stable play and three points. Emily Moore had two points.

“I was very proud of the girls for battling back after we got down 10-0 to start the game,” said Flake.

The Lady Panthers will next play Thursday at Searcy.

(David McCollum can be reached at 501-505-1235 or