RUSSELLVILLE — Conway High’s boys staged a fourth-quarter rally Tuesday night on the way to a 68-66 victory over Russellville that kept them in the thick of the 7A-Central Conference boys race.
The Cyclones led 50-45 going into the fourth quarter. The game was tied 28-28 at the half.
Conway and North Little Rock are currently tied for second in the 7A Central boys standings, a game behind Van Buren and a game ahead of Little Rock Catholic and Cabot.
The Cats (13-4, 4-1) used a triple-barreled attack to surge to the win. Tim Boyd led with 18 points and TeShawn Sims added 17. Colt Fason had 16 points and seven rebounds.
Xavier Clardy had six points and nine rebounds. Glenn Norris had seven points and Micah Delph added four points and 10 assists.
The Cats host Little Rock Catholic on Friday.
St. Joseph senior basketball teams had mirror-image starts on the way to victories Tuesday night over Mountain Pine.
The Lady Bulldogs (11-12,3-6) led 22-8 after a quarter and 35-16 at the half on the way to a 54-33 triumph. The Bulldogs (15-7, 5-4) led 23-6 after a quarter, 41-20 at the half and won 59-32.
Heather Dail led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points. Heather Moix added eight and eight rebounds. Jennifer Hegeman had six points and Hanna Kordsmeier five. Rebecca Moix had eight assists and three steals.
"We got off to a great start," Lady Bulldog coach Chris Kordsmeier said. "We shot it well and everyone contributed to this big conference win. Good team effort."
Grant Smith and Andrew Beck led a well-balanced Bulldog attack with 10 points each. Smith had nine rebounds and Beck five assists and three steals. Brandon Thressing added nine points and three assists. Matt Snider had seven points and seven rebounds. Michael Burmester added seven points and five rebounds. Tyler Jones had six points, five assists and four steals. Hayden Kordsmeier had five points.
"We played a great first half," St. Joseph coach Brent Bruich said. "We came out with a lot of intensity on the defensive end and we executed our offense nicely.."
In the junior boys game, St. Joseph went to 17-2 and 5-0 in conference with a 47-29 victory. The Junior Bulldogs also started fast, leading 20-4 after a quarter and holding Mountain Pine scoreless in the second quarter on the way to a 28-4 halftime lead.
Taylor Schrekenhofer and Landon Enderlin each had nine points. Enderlin had five assists. Nash Nichols and Branden Brorman each had seven points. William Fields, Cole Schaefers and Drake Cooper all had five points. Cooper had eight reboounds. Dylan Schrekenhofer had five rebounds.
The Conway Christian boys got 32 points from Kirby Powell on Tuesday night and defeated Magnet Cove 68-63.
Powell added nine rebounds. Zach Johnson finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, while Caleb Stanton had six points and six assists. Lance Beckman chipped in three steals.
In the junior boys game, Conway Christian took a 45-40 win. The Junior Eagles led 33-13 after three quarters before holding off a furious comeback attempt.
Caleb Dather led Conway Christian with 14 points. Chandler Ferrand added 12 points, while Jon Nekonchuk scored nine.
CARL STUART 7TH BOYS
Carl Stuart and Bob Courtway middle schools split seventh-grade boys games Tuesday.
Bob Courtway won the A game 30-26. Leading scorers for Carl Stuart were Collin Cahill six points; Clay Bradshaw five; Blaine Booher four; Trey Kellybrew three; Breylin Smith, Cole Tollett, Prentice Mullins and Jakolby Jones, two each. Greyson Pinkett contributed defensively, according to coach Todd Kendrick.
Carl Stuart won the B game 21-5. Leading scorers for Carl Stuart were DeShawn Westerfield six; Tanner Thone, five; Trelin Moore four; Matthew Sweere, Damontay Allen, and Hayden Browers, two. Evan Ligon, Jon Janota, and Austin Norriss contributed defensively.