Conway’s boys basketball team had to play catchup in the fourth quarter Tuesday night in overtaking a stubborn Little Rock Catholic team, 56-52, Tuesday night at Buzz Bolding Arena.

The Wampus Dats (12-5, 3-2) trailed by nine in the first half before freshman guard Adrian Moore led a second-half rally in which Conway outscored Catholic (2-10, 1-4), 33-25.

“When we play Catholic, it always seems to go down to the fourth quarter,” said Conway coach James Bates in a radio interview. “We played with disciplined on defense and patience on offense the second half. We made one spurt and that is what we needed.”

Leading 50-49 in the final two minutes, a 3-point basket by Tim Boyd and a transition basket by Moore that led to a three-point play helped the Cats pull away for good.

Moore scored 16 points and Boyd added 13 and Dominic Taylor 10. Justin Leon had nine points and 13 rebounds.

The Lady Cats Conway Lady Cats (12-5, 2-3) had a much easier time in defeating Mount St. Mary, 61-43..

Conway was led by senior, guard Enjonae Chambers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Danberry and Christin Rogers followed with 10 points each.

Both Conway teams play at Greenwood on Friday, then host Little Rock Parkview in makeup games Tuesday.


PERRYVILLE ­— Mayflower’s Drew Duncan was hot from long range for the second game in a row in leading the Eagles to a 66-39 victory over Perryville on Tuesday in senior boys basketball.

Duncan hit eight 3-pointers on the way to 28 points.

J.P. Perry had 14 and Dane Richardson 12 for the Eagles (11-4, 6-3).

Perryville won the senior girls game, 55-52.

Jessica Webb had 20 points, seven rebounds, and four steals for Mayflower.

LonJanae Wyatt had 13 points and nine rebounds. Raegan Bartlett had 10 points.

Mayflower teams will host Glen Rose on Friday night.


QUITMAN — St .Joseph’s boys used a balanced attack in romping past Quitman, 67-38, Tuesday night.

Cole Schichtl had 15 points, five rebounds, Andrew Bekc 13 points and six rebounds and Drew Bates had 13 points and three assists. as St. Joseph ran its record to 22-2, 7-0. Drake Cooper had eight points and four rebounds. Andrew Kordsmeier, five rebounds and three assists. Dylan Schrekenhofer added three assists.

“It was a solid overall effort,” said coach Brent Bruich. “We didn’t shoot the ball as well as we normally do. It must be tired legs with this being our fourth game in five days. We played good defensively and we haven’t do that very much on the road. You always need to pack your defense, especially if you don’t shoot it great.”

Quitman defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 48-42, in two overtimes.

Anna Mayor scored 12 points and had six rebounds for St. Joseph (11-13, 4-3). Meagan Briggler had seven points and four rebounds. Madeline Moix added six points and six rebounds. Taylor Welch had six points while Rachel Briggler had six points and six assists. Taylor Womack had five points.

“This was a hard-fought contest; we had our chances several times to win the game,” said St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier. “We had good effort and we just need to keep working to get better and keep our heads up.”
Quitman won the junior boys game, 46-41.

Owen Echols led the Bulldogs (13-5, 2-2) with 16 points and three steals. Landon Bruich had 13 points and four rebounds. Noah Bray had five points and five assists. David Beck added four rebounds and Gage Berger, three rebounds.

(David McCollum can be reached at 501-505-1235 or david.mccollum@thecabin.net)