Icy weather froze first-round action Wednesday in the 2A West Regional basketball tournament at Magazine (Logan County).
The tournament involves girls and boys teams from Conway Christian and St. Joseph.
Wednesday’s games were postponed until Thursday at the same times. Thursday’s games were postponed until Friday. Tournament director Randy Loyd said if inclement weather continues Thursday, a decision will be made then on the rest of the schedule. Title games are planned for Saturday.
The schedule involving Faulkner teams:
Thursday: Conway Christian girls vs. Mountainburg, 4 p.m.; St. Joseph boys vs. Mountainburg, 8:30 p.m.
Friday: St. Joseph girls vs. Hackett, 4 p.m.; Conway Christian boys vs. Decatur, 5:30 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Justin Leon had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists Tuesday in leading the Conway boys (15-10, 6-7) to a 54-36 victory over Little Rock Catholic.
Tim Boyd had 10 points and four assists. Against Little Rock Parkview last week, Boyd scored the 1000th point of his career becoming only the second CHS player to accomplish that since 2,000. He is currently averaging 17 points per game during his senior season.
Dominic Taylor added 10 points Adrian Moore had 10 points and three assists.
The Cats host Greenwood on Friday night, which is senior night. Five seniors — J.P. Bradley, Tim Boyd, Andrew Mitchell, Justin Leon and Dominic Taylor — will be honored between the girls and boys games.
In the girls game at Mount St. Mary, Conway (14-11, 4-9) won, 73-60, over the Belles.
Vilonia vs. Greenbrier
GREENBRIER — Vilonia and Greenbrier continued their intense county rival Tuesday night with two overtime basketball games that went to the wire.
The Lady Eagles (23-3, 11-2) had to come from behind to turn back a strong effort by the Lady Panthers, 48-45, in overtime, clinching second place in 5A-West.
Four different players combined to hit six 3-pointers in the first half in sending the Lady Panthers to a 25-19 halftime lead. Greenbrier stretched that lead to 12 early in the second half.
Vilonia trimmed the deficit to six by the end of the third quarter and outscored Greenbrier (11-14, 3-9), 15-9, in the fourth quarter to force the overtime.
With the score tied at 45 in overtime and with 16 seconds left, Audrey Moran drove toward the basket, then kicked out and to an open Mckenzie Gray, who hit a 3-pointer as time expired.
"The Vilonia girls showed the heart of a champion by never giving up and battling back to find a way to win against a valiant effort from the Lady Panthers of Greenbrier," said Lady Eagle coach Alvin Riley.
Vilonia was led in scoring by Ashlyn Hightower with 15 points followed by McKenzie Gray with 11 points.
McKenzie Batterton and Shana Reynolds had 11 points each for Greenbrier.
The win kept the Lady Eagles a game behind Huntsville in the conference standings with a game to go. The Lady Eagles close the regular season against Shiloh Christian on Friday.
The boys game was equally exciting as the Panthers and the Eagles went into overtime for the second time this season but with a different result.
Greenbrier outscored the Eagles, 9-7, in overtime to claim a 52-50 victory. The Panthers jumped to 23-11 lead at the half before the Eagles (6-19, 1-12) reversed things and outscored Greenbrier, 32-20, the second half to force the extra period.
For Greenbrier (4-18, 2-11), Jordan Wilcox led with 25 points. Cole Dixon and Kyle Cain added seven. Hunter Havens had six, Sam Colbert had five, and Logan Horvath had two.
Cameron Wilkins led Vilonia with 25 points. Jacob Fisher added 10.