Javonte Ellis' steal and a layup with 12 seconds left in overtime Saturday night propelled Conway’s boys to a 53-50 victory over Harrison and the championship of the Bank of the Ozarks John Stanton Wampus Cat Invitational.


Ellis had 18 points and Jalen Jones, who hit two late free throws, added 12.
The Cats trailed by 41-35 in the third quarter to the Goblins, who defeated Fayetteville with a 30-foot buzzer shot Friday night.


“We speeded things up and got some flow going; we couldn’t hit a basket the first quarter (12-2 deficit) and it took our energy away,” said Conway coach James Bates. “The kids adjusted to what we needed to do all year. They seem to be able to adjust to do whatever it takes.”